Geoffrey E. Pope

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Atlanta, GA

Pope & Howard P.C.
 | 945 East Paces Ferry Road, Suite 2525
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: 404-885-9999
Fax: 404-885-9998
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2021
Selected To Rising Stars: 2005
Licensed Since: 1993
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (60%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Geoffrey E. Pope is a partner with Pope & Howard P.C. law firm in Atlanta, Georgia. A nationally ranked trial attorney with more than 27 years of total legal experience, Mr. Pope provides invaluable counsel and support to clients throughout the greater Atlanta metro and surrounding areas who have suffered serious injuries or lost loved ones due to any of the following:

    · Construction site accidents

    · Medical negligence

    · Premises liability

    · Trucking and automobile accidents

    · Nursing home abuse and neglect

    · Pharmaceutical defects

    · Defective products

    · Other preventable tragedies caused by someone else's negligence or wrongdoing

    Prior to founding his own practice and focusing on plaintiff personal injury and wrongful death claims, Mr. Pope worked as an insurance defense attorney advocating on behalf of product manufacturers, health care providers, insurance companies and other businesses. As such, he has a wealth of insight into the tactics defendants use to reduce or deny claims, which makes him all the more effective in devising the best strategy possible to help his plaintiff clients obtain the maximum amount of compensation they deserve.

    From his efforts, Mr. Pope has secured millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for his plaintiff clients, and he has earned numerous top rankings and endorsements from his peers. Among his most notable accolades, he holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell as well as listings in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers and the Atlanta Business Chronicle: Who’s Who in Law & Accounting.

    Moreover, Mr. Pope has also received designation from the Daily Report as among the 15 Georgia Lawyers "On the Rise," and he has received Superb, 10 out of 10 client ratings on Avvo. He has also earned the status of fellow with the American Bar Association.

    After graduating cum laude from the University of Georgia in 1990, Mr. Pope returned to his alma mater and obtained his Juris Doctor cum laude from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1993. While there, he was an active participant with the National Moot Court Team, and he served on the Georgia Law Review's editorial board. He was also a member of several honor societies, and he graduated from law school a member of the Order of Barristers.

    A leader in his field, Mr. Pope serves on the adjunct legal faculty at Emory University School of Law, and he routinely conducts lectures and seminars across his region on a variety of legal topics. He is also an active member of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, where he once served as president, as well as the Lawyers Club of Atlanta, the American Association for Justice and the American Board of Trial Advocates, the Southern Trial Lawyers Association, and other local, state and national legal organizations.

    *AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 60%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 20%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
    • 20%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

    Motor Vehicle Accidents, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Birth Injury


    Selected to Super Lawyers for 15 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 1 years

    Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2021 Rising Stars: 2005

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    About Geoffrey Pope

    Admitted: 1993, Georgia

    Professional Webpage:


    • Georgia Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2005
    • Georgia Super Lawyers, 2007-2017 (10 Years)
    • Georgia Super Lawyers, 2007-2019
    • Listed in Bar Register of Pre-Eminent Lawyers
    • Member of Omicron Delta Kappa, University of Georgia
    • Fellow of the American Bar Association since 2006
    • Daily Report: Named one of 15 Georgia lawyers “On the Rise”, 2007
    • Atlanta Business Chronicle: Who’s Who in Law & Accounting
    • AVVO Rating of 10/10
    • AV Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
    • Member of the Order of Barristers, University of Georgia
    • Member of the Joseph Henry Lumpkin Inn of Court, University of Georgia
    • Member of Phi Kappa Phi Honorary Society, University of Georgia
    • Member of Blue Key Society, University of Georgia
    • National Moot Court Competition, Final Rounds, 2nd best brief, University of Georgia
    • Member of Phi Beta Kappa, University of Georgia
    • 1/2 of 1% of attorneys in Georgia are selected to become Fellows of the American Bar Foundation, an affiliate of the American Bar Association that promotes a wide variety of scholarship and other matters to advance the legal profession, Fellow -- American Bar Foundation
    • The American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) is an invitation-only organization for plaintiff and defense lawyers with extensive jury trial experience. ABOTA's purpose is to safeguard the Seventh Amendment's guarantee of the right to trial by jury., Member, American Board of Trial Advocates, 2013

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • The Trial Lawyers College is an organization devoted to training and educating civil plaintiffs' attorneys and criminal defense attorneys on how to obtain justice for individuals. The 7-step program, which Geoff Pope completed in 2016, is a rigorous process requiring the completion of a variety of different programs, totaling over a month of intensive instruction and practice.

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Truancy Intervention Project
    • Georgia, 1993
    • State Bar of Georgia
    • National Trial Lawyers
    • Southern Trial Lawyers Association
    • American Society for Legal Advocates
    • Lawyers Club of Atlanta
    • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Past President, 2012
    • American Board of Trial Advocates
    • American Association for Justice
    • The Belli Society

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Truancy Intervention Project -- TIP lawyers represent children in truancy cases in the Fulton County Juvenile Courts., 1998

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Georgia Law Review, Editorial Board, University of Georgia


    • $12,000,000 Jury Verdict - Birth Defect Medical Malpractice, 2020
    • $3,000,000.00 - Medical Negligence / Brain Damage, 2020
    • $3,800,000.00 - Medical Malpractice, 2020
    • $7,800,000.00 - Class Action, 2020
    • $3,000,000.00 - Medical Malpractice / Wrongful Death, 2020
    • $2,850,000.00 - Motor Vehicle Collision / Wrongful Death, 2020
    • $3,000,000.00 - Medical Malpractice / Brain Injury, 2020
    • $2,250,000.00 - Medical Malpractice / Wrongful Death, 2020
    • $1,350,000.00 - Nursing Home/ Medical Negligence, 2020
    • $2,225,000.00 - Medical Malpractice / Wrongful Death, 2020
    • $1,900,000.00 - Medical Malpractice / Wrongful Death, 2020
    • $1,400,000.00 - Pharmaceutical Product Defect, 2020
    • $1,350,000.00 - Construction Site Accident/ Slip and Fall, 2020
    • $925,000.00 - Veterans Administration / Medical Malpractice, 2020
    • $1,250,000.00 - Motorcycle Collision / Wrongful Death, 2020
    • $800,000.00 - Construction Site Injury/ Broken Foot, 2020
    • $1,000,000.00 - Medical Malpractice, 2020
    • $200,000 - Settlement for nursing home injury, 2020
    • $900,000.00 - Premises Liability / Hotel Negligence, 2020
    • $750,000.00 - Construction Site / Work Place Injury, 2020, 2020
    • $350,000 - Settlement in truck wreck case, 2018
    • $312,500 - Settlement for nursing home injury, 2020
    • $275,000 - Settlement arising from pharmacy error, 2020
    • $225,000 - Settlement for motor vehicle collision, 2020
    • $1,800,000 - Criminal attack on premises.  Confidential settlement, 2019
    • $750,000 - Policy limits settlement - motor vehicle collision, 2020
    • $600,000 Confidential medical malpractice settlement, 2019
    • $12,000,000 Medical malpractice jury verdict.  DeKalb State Court.  Franklin v. Sermons.  2-week trial before Judge Johnny Panos, 2019
    • $1,150,000 - Auto wreck (confidential) involving collision on city street, 2019
    • $900,000 - Medical Malpractice settlement (confidential) involving failure to monitor hospital patient, 2019
    • $750,000 Medical Malpractice settlement (confidential) involving medication error, 2019
    • $3,800,000 Medical Malpractice Settlement (Confidential), 2018
    • $512,000 - Trucking case - rear end collision of auto in low speed collision, 2018
    • $2,250,000 Medical Malpractice settlement (Confidential), 2017
    • $800,000 Truck wreck settlement. (Confidential), 2016
    • $850,000 - Medical malpractice settlement (Confidential), 2016
    • $850,000 - Medical Malpractice settlement (Confidential), 2015
    • $3,000,000 Medical Malpractice Jury Verdict, Fulton State Court, 2014
    • $1,500,000 - Wage & Hour settlement (confidential), 2013
    • $591,000 Elevator Malfuntion, neck injury - Jury Verdict - Federal Court, Tallahassee, FL, 2014

    Educational Background:

    • University of Georgia, B.A. Cum Laude with High Honors 1990
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    Office Location for Geoffrey E. Pope

    945 East Paces Ferry Road
    Suite 2525
    Atlanta, GA 30326

    Phone: 404-885-9999

    Fax: 404-885-9998

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