Miami Science Museum Mourns The Loss of Prominent Attorney and Museum Board Member, Holly Skolnick

Posted on July 1st, 2013

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By: MiaSci

Skolnick_HollyRespected Miami Litigator, Holly Skolnick, 59, passed away from melanoma on Sunday, June 23rd. Holly, an experienced trial attorney and litigator for over 25 years, was shareholder in the Miami office of Greenberg Traurig, and served on the Museum’s Board from 2009 until her untimely death.

Holly dedicated her career to the creed “with liberty and justice for all.”  She was chair of Greenberg Traurig’s Pro Bono initiative and President/Founder of the firm’s Fellowship Foundation. The program is a partnership between Greenberg Traurig and Equal Justice Works, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing opportunities for law students and lawyers to deliver effective legal representation to underserved communities and causes.

“Holly was a very special person and a thoughtful and helpful Board Member. She was especially committed to encouraging women and girls into science. We honor her memory, her passion for justice and her dedication to giving back to the community. Her contributions to the Museum and to the community at-large will be sorely missed”, said Gillian Thomas, Museum President and CEO.

Holly Skolnick was survived by her husband and daughter, Jordan. The family has requested that donations be made in Holly’s name to the Americans for Immigrant Justice organization in Miami.

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