Pope Flynn Included on Best Lawyers® 2018 “Best Law Firms” List for Public Finance Law

March 20, 2018

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Pope Flynn Receives Two Tier 1 Public Finance Rankings For Columbia and Charlotte, One Tier 2 Public Finance National Ranking from U.S. News – Best Lawyers® 2018 “Best Law Firms” List

Columbia, South Carolina – March 5, 2018 Pope Flynn, a Columbia-headquartered law firm concentrating in public finance and governmental law, has received two Tier 1 metropolitan rankings in public finance — one for Columbia, SC, and one for Charlotte NC — from The Best Lawyers in America© 2018. In addition, Pope Flynn has received its fifth national ranking, a Tier 2, in Public Finance. Best Lawyers® collaborates with U.S. News & World Report to rank more than 12,000 U.S. law firms by practice area and collects data through “client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process.”

To be eligible for a “Best Law Firms” ranking, a firm also must have at least one individual lawyer included in the annual Best Lawyers peer-review ranking. Pope Flynn has four such attorneys recognized by Best Lawyers in the area of public finance law: Margaret Pope, who has been listed in Best Lawyers for 15 years; Joe Lucas, who has been listed in Best Lawyers since 2005; Bill Musser, who has been listed since 2010; and Matt Davis, who has been listed since 2016. Musser is also listed for both corporate and mergers and acquisitions law. The Best Lawyers lists are compiled through “conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which tens of thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers.”

“We are honored by the acknowledgement of our peers in the practice of public finance,” says Joe Lucas, managing member of the firm. “We are celebrating the tenth anniversary of our founding in 2018, and over the years we have seen fluctuating budgets, changing politics, difficult economic years, new regulations, and much more. But we have enjoyed one constant — our clients — and serving them by developing secure, economical public finance options for their projects has been our primary focus.”

With offices in Columbia, SC, Charlotte, NC, Charleston, SC, and Spartanburg, SC, Pope Flynn represents cities and towns, counties, special purpose districts, school districts, state institutions, hospitals, colleges and universities, and other public entities, as well as private entities, including banks, underwriters, and nonprofit institutions. The firm is focused on public finance and related matters but provides a range of services to its clients day-to-day. For more information on Pope Flynn, visit or call Joe Lucas at 803-354-4916.

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