Claudia P.M. Brantley (Of Counsel Attorney)

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Personal Information

State: Florida

Offer initial Free counsultation: No

Practice Areas: Consumer Bankruptcy

Bar Admission: 88565


Court Admission: Admitted in the Federal district of North, Middle, Southern Florida


Contact Information

Address: 5489, Gate Lake Road, Tamarac, Florida 33319
Phone: 800-530-OVLG

Professional Experience

October 2011 - Present
Administrative Law Attorney, U.S. Army's Judge Advocate General's (JAG) Corps, Fort Hood,
TX
Active Duty Commissioned Officer who provides legal support at a Division Level
Command in the areas of administrative law, fiscal and contract law, and professional ethics.
Advise and draft legal opinions on Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), Joint Ethics
Regulation, Federal Travel Regulation, and Public Contract/Fiscal Law.
Serve as legal advisor and provide legal reviews of administrative boards, AR 15-6
investigations, line of duty investigations, and Financial Liability Investigations of Property
Loss (FLIPLs).
Provide legal analysis of post regulations and unit policy letters to ensure legal compliance
with Federal laws, Department of Defense Directives, and Army Regulations.

April 2011 - Present
Managing Attorney, The Brantley Law Group, L.L.C., Tampa/Orlando/Fort Lauderdale, FL
Practicing in the areas of Bankruptcy, Contracts, Consumer Law, Criminal Law,
Entertainment Law, LLC and Small Business Start-Ups and Real Estate matters to include
Landlord/Tenant, Foreclosure Defense, Homeowner's Association Disputes, Mortgage
Modifications, and Short Sales.
Provide legal services to solo practitioners as an independent contractor or consultant.
Manage three office locations, supervise attorneys, and delegate cases.

October 2010 - March 2011
Independent Contractor, Law Offices of Rosalyn Dunlap, Orlando, FL
Client interviewing, counseling, and intake for matters involving Chapter 7 and Chapter 13
Bankruptcy, Mortgage Modifications, and Foreclosure Defense.
Prepared Bankruptcy petitions using Best Case software; received Case Management -
Electronic Case Filing (CM/ECF) training at U.S. District Court for the Middle District of
Florida.
Attended 341 Meetings and Confirmation Hearings.

January 2010 - April 2010
Site Supervisor/Tax Preparer, FAMU's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program,
Orlando, FL
Certified in IRS Tax Law and trained in tax software.
Prepared correct and accurate 1040 tax returns and related schedules, answered tax related
questions, and explained completed tax returns to clients.
Provided feedback to volunteer tax preparers regarding tax preparation errors and adherence
to site quality procedures.

June 2009 - August 2009
Summer Intern, U.S. Army's Judge Advocate General's (JAG) Corps, Wiesbaden, Germany
Assisted JAG attorneys in Trial Defense Services by providing legal assistance to Soldiers
charged with violating the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) facing courts-martial
and/or non-judicial punishment.
Legal research and writing for Article 15 rebuttals, clemency petitions, motions, and briefs.
Conducted Suspects' Rights, interviewed witnesses, and assisted in the preparation of courts-
martial.

May 2008 - July 2008
Summer Clerk, Miami-Dade Office of the State Attorney (11th Judicial Circuit), Miami, FL
Assisted Assistant State Attorney in the criminal prosecutions of the Insurance Fraud Unit.
Legal research and writing for legal pleadings, motions, and memorandums of law.
Observed depositions and attended court on a regular basis to observe pre-trial hearings and
trials.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

March 2011 - August 2011 Bankruptcy Specialist, HSBC Finance Corporation, Brandon, FL
Managed mortgage accounts impacted by Chapter 13 Bankruptcy filings and took
appropriate steps, when needed, to pursue legal action so that HSBC could pursue collection
activity on delinquent accounts.
Maintained accuracy of Proof of Claims, managed requests for Motions for Relief of Stay,
Agreed Orders, Motions to Deem Current, and reviewed Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Plans.
Maintained daily communication with creditor's counsel and trustees regarding the status of
debtor's loans.

September 2005 - July 2007
Financial Specialist, Wachovia Bank, N.A., Fort Lauderdale, FL
Financial consulting which involved profiling, budgeting, investing, and retirement planning
for customers' short-term and long-term goals.
Identified qualifying leads for existing customers to strengthen and develop new business.
Incentive based sales for opening and managing financial accounts, loan growth for personal
and commercial clients, and meeting corporate income and profitability targets.

Education

Juris Doctor, May 2010
Florida A&M University College of Law, Orlando, FL

Master of Business Administration, August 2008
University of Phoenix, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, December 2003
Minor in Business Administration
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

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