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In Memory of a Great Client

Chief George Coleman

Chief George Coleman passed away this week. He was the police chief of Fulton County for much of the time that I was the County Attorney. We worked closely together on many issues, but not as many as you would expect because he ran a good department. I believe the tone and character of an organization is set by its leader, and he was a great leader. 

Even more importantly, Chief Coleman was a great public servant. He was a model client who always tried to do the right thing and who always sought and listened to advice. The county lost one of its best when he retired after 35 years of service.

He was a good man, and I was proud to be his lawyer.

 

Good Things Are Happening!

Good Things are Happening by O.V. Brantley, 2007

Sometimes I combine my two passions — quilts and mediations. I learned my mediation skills on the job in a daily environment of conflict as the  Fulton County Attorney. After all, moving a democracy forward requires consensus even in the largest, most diverse county in Georgia. While not always pleasant, helping to resolve conflicts to move Fulton County forward was fulfilling.

Good Things Are Happening is a quilt I made to document and preserve my Fulton County memories. It gets its name from a slogan made popular by my personal commissioner Bill Edwards. He was always upbeat and positive about the good things that were happening in South Fulton County.

Working through conflict can produce beautiful results.

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