Holland & Usry July 2017

A Steady, Experienced Hand MY 4 DECADES IN LAW

ince I started practicing law in 1975, I’ve gained experience in many different aspects of our justice system. I used to describe

raising children is the single most honorable endeavor a person can do. Obviously, we all need to make a little money here and there, but the importance of that pales in comparison to the duties of being a parent. If I can play a part in making sure a child ends up in the best place for them to flourish, it makes me feel proud of my career. I have to admit, before I went through a divorce myself, the process of family law was largely abstract for me. Sure, I understood the legal complexities and difficulties that arise from divorce, but it was hard for me to relate to just how emotional some divorce proceedings are. After having the experience myself, though, it’s much easier for me to empathize with my clients. There’s an old saying that the three hardest things to deal with in life are death, divorce, and indictment. I’ll tell you, I find it pretty hard to argue with. Another factor that has increased my empathy over the past 15 years is the spiritual development I’ve undergone. I am an active member of the Episcopal Church of the Advent, and as I’ve matured, so too has my spirituality. It’s one of my primary passions outside of the office, along with spending any time I can with my grandchildren. I also enjoy reading, especially biographies. I’m patiently awaiting the next volume of Robert Caro’s unbelievable work on Lyndon Johnson. All the while, I try to devote a little time to exercising, whether that be walking, jogging, or swimming. I feel lucky to have such wonderful colleagues and clients here at the firm. They make coming to work a joy, and I am grateful that I still enjoy my career. I like to think that my years of experience have provided me a steady hand when it comes to legal matters, and I’m happy to lend it whenever I can.

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my workload as one-third criminal defense, one-third personal injury, and one-third family law. In my decades of work as an attorney, I’ve tried thousands of cases, and my passion for the job hasn’t diminished one bit. Helping members of our community during difficult times never ceases to be rewarding. These days, I spend most of my time focusing on family law. We have a great team here with Rob Usry and John Holland, and they have enabled me to have a more structured schedule. As a father to five children, the importance of making sure children end up in the best possible situation is not lost on me. In my eyes,

There’s an old saying that the three hardest things to deal with in life are death, divorce, and indictment. I’ll tell you, I find it pretty hard to argue with.

–Bob Holland 864.582.0416

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