Grace Dunlap, Esq. and Duane Draper, Esq. of Bryant Miller Olive P.A. Named to Tampa Magazines' 2021 Top Lawyers List

Bryant Miller Olive P.A. (BMO) attorneys Grace Dunlap, Esq. and Duane Draper, Esq., both members of the firm’s Public Finance practice group, were voted by their peers as Tampa Bay area’s top public finance law attorneys on Tampa Magazines’ 2021 Top Lawyers list. BMO is a nationally recognized leader in public finance and it has the largest public finance platform in Florida.

Dunlap served as BMO’s Managing Shareholder from 2010–2021, and now serves as the firm’s Chairman of the Board. A shareholder of BMO’s Tampa office, Draper currently co-chairs the firm's Public Finance group and serves as the Business Development Chair.

In January, Tampa Magazines sent surveys to the nearly 8,000 attorneys practicing in Hillsborough and Pasco counties, asking them to nominate the peers they believe stand out from the rest. Tampa Bay attorneys chose 174 of their peers from 83 practice areas as this year’s Top Lawyers.

“Our annual Top Lawyers edition has become a guide for readers all over the city, so we’re happy to once again share it across all of our publications —TAMPA Magazine, South Tampa Magazine, Tampa Downtown Magazine and Tampa Digest Magazine, for a total circulation of 60,000,” says Shawna Wiggs, group publisher of Tampa Magazines. “This list is a valuable resource that readers consult all year long when they find themselves in need of legal advice and guidance.”

“Ms. Dunlap and Mr. Draper are well-deserving recipients of this honor from their peers throughout Hillsborough County,” said JoLinda Herring, Esq., BMO’s CEO and Managing Shareholder. “Both have concentrated their practice in public finance for more than 25 years and by focusing on the needs of their clients have achieved great success, which earned them the respect of their fellow attorneys. At BMO, our highly diverse group of talented lawyers bring a variety of skill sets to the distinguished practice of law.”

As one of the top public finance firms in the Southeast U.S., BMO has represented over 500 clients,
including state and local governments, nonprofits and financial institutions. Its public finance attorneys
are known for their meaningful community participation and active involvement in industry groups.

The 2021 Top Lawyers list is now available in the April 2021 edition of TAMPA Magazine, South Tampa Magazine, Tampa Downtown Magazine and Tampa Digest Magazine. It will soon be available online at