- "The men and women I've targeted are dangerous, corrupt, a virulent cancer. Cancers like James Holder, whose corporation put defective smoke detectors in low-income housing in The Glades. There have been many fires and too many funerals. But cancers can be fought and conquered. All it takes is a surgeon and the right instrument."
- —Oliver Queen[src]
James Holder (died October 2012) was a businessman who sold defective smoke detectors.
Holder's company put defective smoke detectors in low-income neighborhood housing, causing countless deaths, and prompting a lawsuit against his company. While by his pool, Holder finished talking with an associate about how now that the lawsuit was over, they could focus on acquiring Unidac Industries. Afterwards, the beer in Holder's hand was shattered by an arrow from The Hood, who confronted him about the deaths he had caused. Before The Hood could subdue him, James was killed by Deadshot using a bullet laced with curare, on Warren Patel's orders, because he was also interested in acquiring Unidac Industries.