Marion T. Pope, Jr.

Marion T. Pope, Jr.: Attorney with Hasty Pope LLP
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Judge Pope served in the Georgia House of Representatives from 1963—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 Fanning. In 1981, Governor George D. Busbee appointed him to the Court of Appeals of Georgia. Judge Pope served as Chief Judge of the Georgia Court of Appeals from 1993—1994 and retired in December of 2002, after serving with distinction for more than 20 years.

Judge Pope returned to the practice of law where he focuses on complex civil and appellate litigation and all types of personal injury cases.


- The Tradition of Excellence Award by the State Bar of Georgia, (general practice and trial section), 1997

- The Phoenix Award by the Gridiron Secret Society, l999

- Citizen of the Year Award by the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce, 2000

- One of the 100 most influential Georgians by the Georgia Trend Magazine, 2002

Professional memberships

- American Bar Foundation, fellow

- The Lawyers Club of Atlanta, member

- American Association for Justice

- The Gridiron Secret Society

- Old War Horse Lawyers Club

- The Old Guard of the Gate City Guard of Atlanta

- Chief Justice Commission on Professionalism

- Georgia Commission on Dispute Resolution

- Appellate Courts Study Commission, appointment by Lieutenant Governor Pierre Howard

- Justice Served Committee, chair

- Cherokee Federal Savings & Loan Association (currently Bank of North Georgia), one of original founders

- Bank of North Georgia, chairman of the board emeritus

- High-profile cases

- In 2003, Judge 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.

- He was appointed in 2004 to serve as the special master to the Fen-Phen diet drug class action litigation in Fulton County State Court. Judge Pope successfully presided over the cases until their conclusion in 2006.

- In 2008, Judge Pope was appointed to serve as special master in the Expedia litigation in Columbus, Georgia.

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 (3)

  • Complex Civil Litigation
  • Appellate Litigation
  • Personal Injury Cases

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
404-566-5445  Phone
770-479-0139  Fax
University Attended:
University of Georgia, B.B.A., 1950; University of Virginia, M.L., 1988
Year of First Admission:
Georgia Court of Appeals; 1998, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia; U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; 1953, Georgia; Georgia Supreme Court
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.
Payment Information:
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  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard and Discover
  • Free Initial Consultation

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