Margaret Pope, Public Finance Attorney with Pope Flynn, Named Best Lawyers® 2019 Public Finance “Lawyer of the Year” in Columbia

March 11, 2019

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Margaret Pope, an attorney concentrating in public finance with Pope Flynn, a Columbia-based law firm, has received “Lawyer of the Year” in Public Finance Law for Columbia, South Carolina from The Best Lawyers in America© 2019. The designation is given to only a single lawyer in each practice area in each community, and is “based on particularly impressive voting averages received during the exhaustive peer-review assessments.” Pope has been listed in Best Lawyers® for public finance law since 2003.

“Margaret’s career in public finance spans more than 40 years,” said Joe Lucas, managing member of Pope Flynn, “and we feel very fortunate to have had not only her expertise over the past ten years, but also her guidance of our public finance attorneys whom she has mentored here at Pope Flynn. Margaret is well-known for her history of scrupulous attention to detail and excellence in her work in public finance. But her vision, imagination, and superb client service skills are also traits that we hope to practice throughout the firm.”

Pope, founding attorney of Pope Flynn and past President of the American College of Bond Counsel, was named one of 50 Most Influential People in the Midlands by Columbia Business Monthly in 2015, and received a 2013 Leadership in Law Award from South Carolina Lawyers Weekly. In 2018 she was included in the 2018 Legal Elite of the Midlands listing by Columbia Business Monthly in Banking and Finance Law, one of eleven attorneys in the Midlands in that category.

Pope is the Past President and founding member of The Crescent Society, a group dedicated to “Recognizing and Inspiring Leadership Excellence in South Carolina Women,” and has served on the board of directors of the Governor’s School for the Arts Foundation, the Palmetto Trust, and the Historic Columbia Foundation. She graduated with a degree in political science from Emory University, then went on to receive a JD from USC’s School of Law.

Pope Flynn is headquartered in Columbia, SC, with additional offices in Charleston, Spartanburg, and Charlotte, NC, and concentrates in public finance and government law.

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