Casey W. Pope

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Casey W. Pope

Overview

PRACTICE AREAS

  • Estate Planning & Administration
  • Elder & Special Needs Law
  • Business & Corporate Law
  • Real Estate

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 Estate. 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 to 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 North Carolina Bar Association, 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, and locally as both President and Treasurer of the Catawba County Bar Association. A graduate of Leadership Catawba, Ms. Pope is active in the community, currently serving on the Boards of Directors and Executive Committees for the Catawba Science Center and Adult Life Programs, Inc., and on the Policy Board for the Western Piedmont Council of Governments. She is also a member of the Ethics Committee of Frye Regional Medical Center and Senior Information Resources, Inc. (SIR), and a volunteer community educator for the Alzheimer’s Association. Ms. Pope frequently presents seminars on various legal topics throughout the community, and has been a contributing author for Sophie Woman’s Magazine and Prime of Life Magazine and a guest lecturer for the Catawba Valley Community College Small Business Center. A native of Caldwell County, Ms. Pope and her husband, Mitchell, live in Granite Falls with their sons, Jack and Jamey.

Education

  • North Carolina State University – B.S. in Business Management, summa cum laude, 2005
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – J.D., with honors, 2009

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Valedictorian of North Carolina State University
  • Highest Ranking Scholar in NCSU University Scholars Program
  • Member of Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society
  • Member of Golden Key Honor Society
  • Member of National Society of Collegiate Scholars
  • UNC School of Law Honors Writing Scholar
  • Certified Student Attorney in UNC Law Community Development Clinic

Admissions/Memberships

ADMISSIONS

  • North Carolina

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • North Carolina Bar Association
    • Young Lawyers Division
    • Trusts and Estates Section
    • Real Property Section
    • Elder and Special Needs Law Section
    • Elder and Special Needs Law Section Council Member (2013-2015)
  • Catawba County Bar Association
    • President (2014) and Treasurer (2012-2013)
  • Thirty-Sixth Judicial District Bar Association
  • Senior Information Resources, Inc. (SIR)
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys

Recognition/Community

PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION

  • Catawba County Bar Association – President (2014) and Treasurer (2012-2013)
  • North Carolina Bar Association
    • Member of Elder and Special Needs Law Section Council (2013-2015)
    • Young Lawyers Division
    • Trusts and Estates Section
    • Elder and Special Needs Law Section
    • Real Property Section
  • Member of Senior Information Resources, Inc. (SIR)

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • 2014 Recipient of Hickory Young Professionals Top 10 Under 40 award
  • Catawba Science Center – President (2017-2018), Vice President (2016-2017), Secretary (2019-2020), and Board of Directors member
  • Adult Life Programs, Inc. – President (2015-2017), Vice President (2013-2015), and Board of Directors member
  • Western Piedmont Council of Governments – Policy Board delegate
  • Frye Regional Medical Center – Ethics Committee member
  • PACE@Home - Board of Directors (2015-2019)
  • YMCA of Catawba Valley – Board of Directors (2011-2014) and Finance Committee (2010-2014)
  • Leadership Catawba graduate (2011)
  • Prime of Life Magazine contributing author
  • Sophie Woman’s Magazine contributing author
  • Alzheimer’s Association community educator
  • Catawba Valley Community College Small Business Center guest lecturer
  • Kaufmann FastTrac New Venture Entrepreneurship Program guest lecturer

Publications