• Overview

    Overview

    Lea Holliday is a partner with Bouhan Falligant and has a very diverse legal practice that includes the areas of education law, condemnation and eminent domain, defense of professional malpractice claims, business and construction arbitration and litigation, employment discrimination, real estate, and commercial litigation.

    He served as counsel to an electric utility and presented rate and regulatory matter before the Georgia Public Service Commission. Holliday has represented attorneys, architects, and engineers in professional negligence matters. He is the School Board attorney for the Board of Public Education for the City of Savannah and County of Chatham. He is the County Attorney for Bryan County, Georgia and a Counsel to the Development Authority of Bryan County. As such, he provides advice and counsel on the many issues arising from the operation of a complex school system with more than 38,000 students and 5,000 employees. He has served as an arbitrator in commercial business disputes. He is admitted in all state and federal courts in Georgia and the Supreme Court of the United States.

    Holliday graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a degree in electrical engineering. While at Georgia Tech, Holliday was a member of Tau Beta Pi, Phi Kappa Phi and Eta Kappa Nu honorary societies. He then graduated from the University of Georgia Law School, cum laude. While in law school, he was one of the founding editors of the Georgia Journal of International Comparative Law, a legal writing instructor, and a member of the Georgia Law Review. After graduation from law school, Holliday served in the United States Army prior to joining the firm in 1971.

  • Education & recognition

    Education & recognition

    • Georgia Institute of Technology, Electrical Engineering
    • University of Georgia School of Law, J.D., Cum Laude
    • Editor, Georgia Journal of International Comparative Law
    • Admitted to practice: Georgia; U.S. Supreme Court; All federal courts in Georgia; 11th Circuit and D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals
    • Savannah Bar Association, Judge Frank Cheatham Professionalism Award
    • Martindale Legal Directory Rating AV
    • Best Lawyers in America
    • Georgia Trend Magazine Legal Elite
    • Super Lawyer 
  • Activities & affiliations

    Activities & affiliations

    • Member: State Bar of Georgia; Savannah Bar Association; School Law Section, State Bar of Georgia
    • Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
    • NSBA Council of School Attorneys
    • Leadership Georgia; Leadership Savannah 
  • Publications & presentations

    Publications & presentations

    • “Teacher Terminations and Personnel Issues,” Georgia School Boards Association Annual Meeting
    • “Accreditation Standards Issues,” Georgia School Boards Association Annual Meeting
    • “Charter Schools and Charter Systems,” Georgia School Boards Association Annual Meeting
    • “Construction Disputes,” National Business Institute
    • “Managing Cyber Age Technologies,” Georgia Accounting Network
    • “Common Cases of School Negligence,” National Business Institute
  1. overview
  2. education
    & recognition
  3. activities
    & affiliations
  4. publications
    & presentations

Overview print to pdf

Lea Holliday is a partner with Bouhan Falligant and has a very diverse legal practice that includes the areas of education law, condemnation and eminent domain, defense of professional malpractice claims, business and construction arbitration and litigation, employment discrimination, real estate, and commercial litigation.

He served as counsel to an electric utility and presented rate and regulatory matter before the Georgia Public Service Commission. Holliday has represented attorneys, architects, and engineers in professional negligence matters. He is the School Board attorney for the Board of Public Education for the City of Savannah and County of Chatham. He is the County Attorney for Bryan County, Georgia and a Counsel to the Development Authority of Bryan County. As such, he provides advice and counsel on the many issues arising from the operation of a complex school system with more than 38,000 students and 5,000 employees. He has served as an arbitrator in commercial business disputes. He is admitted in all state and federal courts in Georgia and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Holliday graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a degree in electrical engineering. While at Georgia Tech, Holliday was a member of Tau Beta Pi, Phi Kappa Phi and Eta Kappa Nu honorary societies. He then graduated from the University of Georgia Law School, cum laude. While in law school, he was one of the founding editors of the Georgia Journal of International Comparative Law, a legal writing instructor, and a member of the Georgia Law Review. After graduation from law school, Holliday served in the United States Army prior to joining the firm in 1971.

Education & recognition print to pdf

  • Georgia Institute of Technology, Electrical Engineering
  • University of Georgia School of Law, J.D., Cum Laude
  • Editor, Georgia Journal of International Comparative Law
  • Admitted to practice: Georgia; U.S. Supreme Court; All federal courts in Georgia; 11th Circuit and D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Savannah Bar Association, Judge Frank Cheatham Professionalism Award
  • Martindale Legal Directory Rating AV
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Georgia Trend Magazine Legal Elite
  • Super Lawyer 

Activities & affiliations print to pdf

  • Member: State Bar of Georgia; Savannah Bar Association; School Law Section, State Bar of Georgia
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
  • NSBA Council of School Attorneys
  • Leadership Georgia; Leadership Savannah 

Publications & presentations print to pdf

  • “Teacher Terminations and Personnel Issues,” Georgia School Boards Association Annual Meeting
  • “Accreditation Standards Issues,” Georgia School Boards Association Annual Meeting
  • “Charter Schools and Charter Systems,” Georgia School Boards Association Annual Meeting
  • “Construction Disputes,” National Business Institute
  • “Managing Cyber Age Technologies,” Georgia Accounting Network
  • “Common Cases of School Negligence,” National Business Institute