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David C. Miller, Esq. of Bryant Miller Olive Honored with 2023 H. Hamilton “Chip” Rice, Jr. Award

David C. Miller, Esq. of Bryant Miller Olive P.A. (BMO) was named the 2023 H. Hamilton “Chip” Rice, Jr. Award honoree. The prestigious award is presented annually by the City, County, and Local Government Law (CCLGL) Section of The Florida Bar. This distinction is awarded annually to only one local government attorney who has served the Section with distinction through mentoring, teaching and leadership.

The award ceremony took place at CCLGL Section’s 46th Annual Local Government Law in Florida Conference at Hammock Beach Golf Resort & Spa in Palm Coast, Florida from April 28-29. BMO is a proud sponsor of the CCLGL Section, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.

“David is an exceptional choice for the 2023 H. Hamilton ‘Chip’ Rice, Jr. Award, which is given to one attorney who has served the Section by mentoring and educating new attorneys in the field,” said JoLinda Herring, Esq., BMO’s CEO and Managing Shareholder. “Not only is David an incredible mentor at BMO, but his dedication, determination and leadership to his community and the CCLGL Section is admirable.”

The CCLGL Section, which represents the interests of Florida’s local government attorneys and has approximately 1,700 members, functions as a vehicle for lawyers who serve local governments. It helps them to build networks, exchange ideas, continue their legal education, and advocate on issues important to them and their clients.

Miller was also selected as a speaker at the conference, where he discussed the topic of “Documentation in Public Employee Management.” He shared common difficulties associated with performance evaluations and failings that can lead to adverse consequences and reviewed specific practices and information to include within the documentation for effective performance evaluation systems.

“Words cannot describe how grateful and honored I am to be awarded the H. Hamilton ‘Chip’ Rice Award,” said Miller. “Through mentoring and serving the CCLGL Section over the years, I have met many inspirational and accomplished lawyers in the field of local government law and this honor would not be possible without them. I will forever treasure this moment.”

Miller is a shareholder in the Miami office of BMO, and he previously served as Chair for the CCLGL Section. Miller was the recipient of the Section’s Paul S. Buchman Award in 2021.

Miller is board-certified in Labor and Employment Law by The Florida Bar. An attorney for more than 24 years, his focus is on labor unions, employment litigation and human resources counseling, exclusively representing management. He also represents public sector employers who sponsor pension plans.

For more information about Miller, visit

More on Bryant Miller Olive

With a distinguished history of over 50 years serving its clients’ needs, Bryant Miller Olive represents governments, businesses and agencies in legal matters relating to public finance, real estate, state and local government law, complex transactions, project finance, litigation, and labor and employment. Firm attorneys are often called upon to handle some of the most complex legal issues in the boardroom and in the courtroom. The firm has offices in Tampa, Tallahassee, Orlando, Miami, Jacksonville, Atlanta and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit

By ML Staff. Images courtesy of BMO Law


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