New Bar Association Leaders Start; President Touts Legal System of County, Nation

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Byline: R. Michael Anderson, County Line staff writer

The Orange Park law firm of Kopelousos and Bradley now holds the top two leadership positions in the Clay County Bar Association.

Rob Bradley, a partner in the firm with founder John Kopelousos, is the new president of the association, and Stacie Drawdy, who joined the firm as an associate about two years ago, is the new vice president.

Both assumed their new duties Jan. 30 during the bar association's annual officer installation banquet at the Cypress Club and Ballroom on Blanding Boulevard.

Bradley, a University of Florida law school graduate, was a prosecutor in the State Attorney's Office for about two years before he entered private practice with Kopelousos more than five years ago.

He practices government law and serves as the municipal attorney for Orange Park, Clay County and Keystone Heights .

In his capacity as bar association president, Bradley said he plans to "make a real effort to inform the community about the role the legal system plays in our society."

"While Clay County has experienced a population boom over the past several years, it has retained its small-town atmosphere and remains a great place to practice law," Bradley said. "The Clay County Bar Association will continue to play a vital role in preserving the high standards of professionalism, integrity and mutual respect that we have always enjoyed in the Clay County legal community. …