Monthly Archives: February 2011

Congrats to Congressman John Lewis

Congressman John Lewis receives Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama


Congressman John Lewis was recently awarded the Presidential Medal  of Freedom. It was a poignant moment for people like me who are children of the Civil Rights Movement. Every day of my life I give thanks for courageous people like Congressman Lewis who followed a dream and made  all of us better. I am proud to live in his district.

In July of last year, Congressman Lewis received a quilt from the Brown Sugar Stitchers Quilt Guild (a guild of which I am proud to be a past president) to honor him for his distinguished service. Just shows that great minds think alike.

A Valentine Reminder to My Workaholic Friends

A Bouquet in Red and White by O.V. Brantley

Lawyers are notorious for getting their lives out of balance. We, as a group, are so driven to win that we lose sight of the bigger picture.

Whatever you feel about the commercialization of Valentine’s Day, the holiday is a good reminder to stop and affirmatively remind the ones we love that they are still number one in our lives.

The law is important, but not as important as the ones we love.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

New Beginnings

Life’s Twists and Turns by O.V. Brantley

Effective January 31, 2011 I became Of Counsel to the law firm Holland & Knight.  My law practice will continue to focus on local government issues, and I will continue to mediate cases that involve local government issues.

My new mailing address is Holland & Knight, 1201 West Peachtree, Suite 2000, Atlanta, GA 30309. My direct  number is 404-898-8132, and my email address is

I look forward to mediating with you soon.

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