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Casey W. Pope, A partner of the Firm, concentrates her practice in the areas of Estate Planning and Administration, Elder and Special Needs Law, Business and Corporate Law, and Real Property. Ms. Pope graduated Valedictorian of her undergraduate class at North Carolina State University (B.S., summa cum laude, 2005) and received her law degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (J.D. with Honors, 2009).
Ms. Pope is a 2014 recipient of the Hickory Young Professionals Top 10 Under 40 award, presented in partnership with the Catawba County Chamber of Commerce. Each year the award honors ten outstanding young leaders in the Greater Hickory metro area who have demonstrated notable leadership qualities within their organizations and throughout the community.
In the legal profession, Ms. Pope is active as a member of the North Carolina State Bar, the American Bar Association, the North Carolina Bar Association (Young Lawyers Division; Trusts and Estates, Elder and Special Needs Law, and Real Property Law Sections), and the Catawba County Bar Association. She has served at a state level on the Elder and Special Needs Law Section Council for the North Carolina Bar Association from 2013-2015. Locally, she has served as both President (2014) and Treasurer (2012-2013) of the Catawba County Bar Association.
A graduate of Leadership Catawba, Class of 2011, Ms. Pope is active in the community, serving on the Board of Directors for Adult Life Programs, Inc., Catawba Science Center, and PACE@Home. Currently, she is the President of Catawba Science Center and immediate Past-President of Adult Life Programs. She is also a member of the Ethics Committee of Frye Regional Medical Center and Senior Information Resources, Inc. (SIR).
Ms. Pope has been a contributing author for Sophie Woman’s Magazine and Prime of Life Magazine and a frequent speaker for the Catawba Valley Community College Small Business Center and the Kauffman FastTrac New Venture Program, a national program for entrepreneurs and small business owners. In addition, she also participates in the pro bono program Wills for Heroes, providing wills and powers of attorney for local law enforcement and fire fighters.
A native of Caldwell County, Ms. Pope and her husband, Mitchell, live in Granite Falls with their sons, Jack and Jamey.