Randall Grantham P.A. - Tampa, Florida Lawyer

Criminal + DUI & Traffic + Personal Injury

Trusted for justice, Tampa, Florida attorney Randall Grantham works with individuals to keep their rights protected. Areas of practice - Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, DUI and traffic  

Everything I am, I owe to My Mother

Ain't got no cash, ain't got no style
Ain't got no gal to make you smile
Don't worry, be happy
'Cause when you worry your face will frown
And that will bring everybody down
Don't worry, be happy
Bobby McFerrin

By Randall Grantham
Community Columnist

My mother died last month.  It wasn't totally unexpected but it is still shaking my world. Dad died in 2009 and we thought she was unstoppable. But she was more than ready to go. The last few months of her life she was saying goodbye to everyone that visited her and in the last month, after she fell in the ALF and hit her head, causing a brain bleed, it was clear that she was clearing out.

She wanted to go “home” and be with Dad again...

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Why Do I Feel Like Somebody's Watching Me?

I remember way back in 1981 when Video Killed the Radio Star was the very first music video played on MTV, the upstart cable TV channel. I don’t know what the song writers meant by the lyrics, but it was pretty clear the subliminal message that MTV was trying to convey: We are the new thing. Broadcasting plain old music over the air waves was passe. It was yesterday’s cool. Now we have music VIDEOS!

Today, a new video has killed the way things had been done in the past. ...

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I Went Back to My Old School

I Went Back To My Old School


While I have characterized myself as a "Silverback" as it relates to my age and experience as a criminal defense lawyer, in terms of collegiate affiliations, I am a Bull Gator.  

Not entirely (or even remotely) in the sense that University of Florida alumni boosters might think.  In their terms, a Bull Gator is a UF alum that is wealthy enough and true enough to his school to give the alma mater thousands and thousands of dollars in donations and contributions.

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