Brantley graduated magna cum laude from Brigham Young University-Idaho and cum Laude from Ave Maria School of Law in 2012 where he was a senior editor on the law review. Brantley has broad legal experience and has handled everything from small claims cases to civil rights lawsuits against government institutions. Mr. Oakey is best known for the case of Florida Citizens’ Alliance vs. School Board of Collier County where he won an appeal at the Second District Court of Appeal and helped shape the legal landscape for the Sunshine Law. The case was reported on by some national media outlets and is cited 7 times in the Government in the Sunshine Manual produced by the Florida Attorney General. The case forced all school boards in Florida to add more transparency to their curriculum adoption processes.
When he’s not working, Brantley loves sports and enjoys being active. In high school, he played football, basketball, baseball, and ran track. He played college football for the junior college, Ricks College, where he was named All-American as a return specialist and All-conference as a running back. Now Brantley enjoys running, cycling, and swimming. He is a member of the Naples Velo cycling group and the Naples Area Triathletes, and he has completed an Ironman 70.3. His favorite hobby is mountain biking, and he can be found on the local trails most weekends.