Four of UofL's alumni award winners are Brandeis School of Law graduates

Four of UofL's alumni award winners are Brandeis School of Law graduates

The 33rd University of Louisville Alumni Awards were presented last week, recognizing graduates who have distinguished themselves in their professional fields. Recipients reflect the high standing and character of their alma mater.

Of the 12 award winners recognized by the University of Louisville, four were graduates of the Brandeis School of Law, including Alumnus of the Year, J.D. Nichols (1964).

Nichols is chairman of the real estate development firm, NTS Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates. He began his career in construction and real estate development in 1965 and has since overseen the development of more than 10,000 acres of land and 8 million square feet of office, residential, commercial and industrial construction.

Nichols has served on the UofL Board of Overseers and the UofL Foundation, and is active in many civic and charitable organizations.

Demetrius O. Holloway (2000) was awarded the Brandeis School of Law Fellow. He is a defense attorney with Stites and Harbison, representing employers in a variety of state and federal civil suits. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Kentucky Bar Association, the Louisville Bar Association, the firm's Employment Law Service Group and an affiliated member of the Business Litigation Service Group and Torts & Insurance Practice Services Group. Holloway also serves as co-chair of the firm's Diversity Committee.

Holloway is involved in community organizations, including as a board member of the Boys & Girls Club of Kentuckiana, National Public Radio, and the Louisville Urban League.

The School of Music Fellow was awarded to Jeffrey A. Reed, a 1991 graduate of Brandeis School of Law. Reed co-founded Orchestra Kentucky in 2000, where he currently serves as music director. He has appeared in St. Petersburg, Russia, South Korea, and with the Royal Philharmonic at London's Royal Albert Hall. Reed has also conducted orchestras in eight cities across the U.S.

James E. George received the School of Medicine Fellow at last week's ceremony. George simultaneously attended law school and med school at UofL, receiving both his J.D. and M.D. in 1970. He currently serves as strategic adviser to the president of TeamHealth. Prior, he served as group president of TeamHealth Emergency Medicine.

Dr. George is a member of the clinical faculty in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in the School of Osteopathic Medicine. He has served as a practicing emergency physician, chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine, VP of the medical staff, and a member of the Board of Trustees at Underwood-Memorial Hospital in New Jersey.

Dr. George is also an attorney and is certified as a Diplomat of the American Board of Law and Medicine and as a Fellow of the American College of Legal Medicine.