Marion T. Pope, Jr.

Marion T. Pope, Jr.: Attorney with Hasty Pope LLP
Attorney Awards

Biography

Marion T. Pope, Jr. received his undergraduate degree in 1950 and his law degree in 1953 from the University of Georgia. In 1953, Mr. Pope returned to Canton and formed Roach & Pope with his friend Andy Roach. After a major fire destroyed their offices, Mr. Pope joined Albert Henderson to form the Henderson Pope Law Firm. Marion Pope served in the Georgia House of Representatives from 1963 to 1965. On March 24, 1967 he was appointed Superior Court Judge to the Blue Ridge Judicial Circuit, where for 13 years he "rode circuit" through the counties of Cherokee, Forsyth, Pickens, Gilmer, and Fannin. Mr. Pope served in that position until his appointment to the Court of Appeals of Georgia by Governor George D. Busbee on January 5, 1981. Mr. Pope served as Chief Judge of the Georgia Court of Appeals from 1993 to 1994 and retired in December of 2002, after serving with distinction for more than 20 years. In 1997, Mr. Pope was presented The Tradition of Excellence Award by the General Practice and Trial Section of the State Bar of Georgia. In l999, he was presented The Phoenix Award by the Gridiron Secret Society. In 2000, Mr. Pope was named "Citizen of the Year" by the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce. In 2002, Georgia Trend magazine named Mr. Pope one of the 100 most influential Georgians. After his retirement, Marion Pope returned to the practice of law where he has since focused on complex civil and appellate litigation and mediation, including personal injury, wrongful death, and catastrophic injury matters. Mr. Pope also works in the area of governmental relations and zoning matters.

Member: Mr. Pope's past activities include: President of the Blue Ridge Bar Association; President, Council of Juvenile Court Judges; Administrative Judge, Ninth Judicial Administrative District; Chairman of the Judicial Council of Georgia; Chairman of the Judicial Planning Commission; Governor's Judicial Process Review Commission under Governors Busbee, Harris and Miller; Trustee, Kennesaw State College; Trustee, Georgia Legal History Foundation; President, University of Georgia Law School Alumni Association Mr. Pope has also served on the Board of Directors of the Board of Visitors for the University of Georgia School of Law. Current Associations include: A Mason and Shriner, Mr. Pope is also a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, member of The Lawyers Club of Atlanta, the Gridiron Secret Society, Old War Horse Lawyers Club, and The Old Guard of the Gate City Guard of Atlanta. Mr. Pope is a former trustee of the Institute of Continuing Judicial Education of Georgia, and a member of the Chief Justice's Commission on Professionalism. He currently serves on the Georgia commission on Dispute Resolution. He was also appointed as a member of the Appellate Courts Study Commission by Lieutenant Governor Pierre Howard. Most recently, Mr. Pope chaired the "Justice Served" committee which will facilitate education about the judicial branch of government throughout Georgia. Mr. Pope is one of the original founders of Cherokee Federal Savings & Loan Association (now Bank of North Georgia) where he held the offices of vice president, general counsel, and president. Mr. Pope presently serves as chairman of the board emeritus for the Bank of North Georgia. Mr. Pope attends First Baptist Church in Canton, where he has been a Sunday School teacher and a Deacon for more than 30 years. During this time, he has served as chairman of the Board of Deacons for two terms, as well as on the Finance Committee and the Personnel Committee.

of the American Bar Foundation, member of The Lawyers Club of Atlanta, the Gridiron Secret Society, Old War Horse Lawyers Club, and The Old Guard of the Gate City Guard of Atlanta. Mr. Pope is a former trustee of the Institute of Continuing Judicial Education of Georgia, and a member of the Chief Justice's Commission on Professionalism. He currently serves on the Georgia commission on Dispute Resolution. He was also appointed as a member of the Appellate Courts Study Commission by Lieutenant Governor Pierre Howard. Most recently, Mr. Pope chaired the "Justice Served" committee which will facilitate education about the judicial branch of government throughout Georgia. Mr. Pope is one of the original founders of Cherokee Federal Savings & Loan Association (now Bank of North Georgia) where he held the offices of vice president, general counsel, and president. Mr. Pope presently serves as chairman of the board emeritus for the Bank of North Georgia. Mr. Pope attends First Baptist Church in Canton, where he has been a Sunday School teacher and a Deacon for more than 30 years. During this time, he has served as chairman of the Board of Deacons for two terms, as well as on the Finance Committee and the Personnel Committee.

Areas of Practice (6)

  • Personal Injury
  • Mediation
  • Arbitration
  • Government Relations
  • Wrongful Death
  • Catastrophic Injury

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
770-479-0366  Phone
770-479-0139  Fax
www.hastypope.com
University Attended:
University of Georgia, B.B.A., 1950; University of Virginia, M.L., 1988
Law School Attended:
South Georgia College; LL.B., 1953
Year of First Admission:
1953
Admission:
1953, Georgia
Military:
U.S. Navy
Birth Information:
Thomaston, Georgia, September 28, 1927
Reported Cases:
In 2003, Mr. Pope was selected by Georgia Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine to mediate a multi-million dollar dispute between Promina and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia. Mr. Pope was appointed in 2004 to serve as the Special Master to the Fen-Phen class action litigation in Fulton County State Court, and he successfully presided over all those cases to conclusion through 2006.
ISLN:
904364239
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard and Discover
  • Free Initial Consultation

Peer Reviews

3.9/5.0 (2 reviews)
Peer Reviewed
  • Legal Knowledge

    4.5/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    3.0/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.0/5.0
  • Communication

    3.0/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    5.0/5.0

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