Holly B. Trent
Holly B. Trent
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Phone (434) 846-2768
Fax (434) 847-0141
Legal Assistant: Betty Roach


Holly brings more than 20 years of legal experience in health care, corporate, labor and employment, and general litigation to PLDR Law. She most recently served as Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer for Centra Health, advising health care leaders on legal and regulatory matters and leading advocacy efforts for the health system at the local, state, and federal levels. Holly also had responsibility for Corporate Compliance and Licensure and Accreditation in her role. Prior to her tenure with Centra, Holly practiced with Woods Rogers|Edmunds & Williams, P.C.


Centra, Lynchburg, VA

Woods Rogers Vandeventer Black, P.C. (formerly Edmunds & Williams, P.C.) Lynchburg, VA

Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, LLP, Washington, D.C.

Duncan, Weinberg, Genzer & Pembroke, P.C., Washington, DC

United States Senate, Committee on the Judiciary, Washington, D.C., Law Clerk

Office of the Commonwealth Attorney, Amherst, Virginia, Law Clerk

Office of the Public Defender, Alexandria, Virginia, Law Clerk


Sweet Briar College, Adjunct Professor, Government Department

Honors & Affiliations

Community Involvement

Academy Center of the Arts, Lynchburg, VA – Board Member (2023 – Present)

Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance, Lynchburg, VA - Member, Government Relations Committee (2022 - Present)

Greater Lynchburg Transit Authority, Lynchburg, VA - Board Member (2021 - 2023)

James River Day School, Lynchburg, VA – Member – Board of Trustees (2016 – 2021); Vice Chair (2019 – 2021)

Girls on the Run of Greater Lynchburg, Lynchburg, VA – Board Member (2010 – 2017); Board Chair (2014 – 2016); Volunteer Coach (2008 – 2009); SoleMates Runner (2012)

Friends of the Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra, Lynchburg, VA – Vice President and Board Member (2007 – 2010)

Friends of the Academy of Fine Arts, Lynchburg, VA – Co-Chair, Committee for Annual Gala Fundraiser (2012)

Publications & Presentations


“Letting DOJ Lead the Way: Why DOJ’s Pattern or Practice Authority is the Most Effective Tool to Control
Racial Profiling,” 13 Geo. Mason U. C.R.L.J. 311 (2003).

George Mason University School of Law
Arlington, Virginia
Juris Doctor, December 2003
Editor-in-Chief George Mason University Civil Rights Law Journal

Sweet Briar College
Sweet Briar, Virginia
B.A., High Honors in Government, Magna Cum Laude, May 1996
Professional Memberships
American Bar Association, Lynchburg Bar Association, Virginia Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar Association and American Health Lawyers Association

Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Contact Us

925 Main St., Suite 300 
Lynchburg, VA 24504 


312 Main St., Suite 200 
Danville, VA 24541 



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