Click for live chat!

945 East Paces Ferry Road Suite 2525 Atlanta, Georgia 30326

Attorney Geoff Pope Presents 2011 Champion of Justice Award

Georgia Supreme Court Justice George H. Carley Honored at Recent Ceremony

ATLANTA, GA (January 9, 2012) —Geoff Pope, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA) President and co-founder of Atlanta law firm Pope & Howard, P.C., recently presented GTLA’s Champion of Justice Award to Georgia Supreme Court Presiding Justice George H. Carley.

During a luncheon at the St. Regis Hotel in Atlanta, the GTLA honored Justice Carley as the Champion of Justice Award recipient for 2011. The award is given at the discretion of the GTLA President to groups or an individual. Membership in GTLA is not a requirement for the Champion of Justice Award.

“It was a pleasure to present the GTLA Champion of Justice Award for 2011 to Justice George Carley,” said Pope. “Justice Carley deserved this award for his numerous achievements, and it was an honor to be part of the group to recognize his contributions to Georgia law and justice in general.”

Justice Carley was appointed to the Court of Appeals of Georgia by Governor George D. Busbee on April 5, 1979, and was elected to a full six-year term in 1980. He was reelected at the 1986 and 1992 General Elections. He served as Chief Judge 1989-1990 and was a Presiding Judge 1991-1993. On March 16, 1993, Governor Zell Miller appointed him to the Supreme Court of Georgia. He was elected to a six-year term in 1994 and reelected at the 2000 and 2006 General Elections. Governor Miller also sworn him in as Presiding Justice on July 1, 2009.

Justice Carley is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the American Bar Association, the Lawyers Club of Atlanta, the Old Warhorse Lawyers Club (President 1997) and the Joseph Henry Lumpkin American Inn of Court (President 1993-1995) and Gridiron.

Pope was elected GTLA President in 2011, and has been a member of the Georgia Bar since 1993, when he earned his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the University of Georgia School of Law. His profile is available online.

About GLTA
GTLA is a statewide membership organization comprised of 1,800 attorneys, paralegals and law students. GTLA works tirelessly to support and preserve the Civil Justice System, the right to trial by jury, access to the courts for all people, and an independent judiciary.

About Pope & Howard, P.C.
The lawyers at Pope & Howard, P.C. in Atlanta, Georgia, are experienced trial lawyers dedicated to fairly representing clients for just compensation. The firm’s specialties include brain and spinal cord injuries, construction site accidents, trucking and tractor trailer, automobile and aviation accidents, and other cases involving wrongful death and catastrophic personal injury. Please visit the firm online at to learn more. Free consultations are available to potential clients.

Related Articles

Atlanta Trial Lawyer Marc Howard Joins Georgia Appleseed Board of Directors

Attorney Marc Howard Chosen as One of the Best Lawyers in America© – 2020 Edition

Marc Howard Named to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Lawyers List

Geoff Pope Celebrates Anniversary as a Georgia’s Super Lawyer®: 2007-2017

Marc Howard Named One of Georgia’s Top 100 Super Lawyers

Pope & Howard, P.C., in Atlanta Named One of 2017’s Best Law Firms

Trial Attorney Marc Howard Chosen as One of the Best Lawyers in America© for 2016

Atlanta Trial Attorney Brad Dozier Joins Pope & Howard, P.C., in Of Counsel Role

Atlanta Attorney Marc Howard Attends Spring State Bar Board of Governors Meeting

Atlanta Attorneys Marc Howard and Geoff Pope Recognized as 2016 Georgia Super Lawyers

Pope & Howard, P.C. Wins $3 Million Medical Malpractice Case for Georgia Victim’s Family

Pope & Howard, P.C. Wins Landmark Case for Georgia In-Home Care Workers

Georgia Supreme Court Hears Case for In-Home Care Provider Wages

Personal Injury Attorneys Marc Howard and Geoff Pope Named 2015 Georgia Super Lawyers

Marc Howard and Geoff Pope Featured in Georgia’s Top Rated Lawyers of 2015

Top Atlanta Trial Lawyer Marc Howard Elected Sandy Springs Bar Association President

Trial Lawyer Marc Howard Wins Personal Injury Case in Northern District of Florida

Leading Atlanta Catastrophic Injury Law Firm Launches New Website

$3M Verdict in Problem Birth [Fulton County Daily Report]

Atlanta Trial Law Firm Pope & Howard, P.C. Secures $3 Million Verdict for Client

Contact Us

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Your Message

Pope & Howard P.C.

945 East Paces Ferry Road
Suite 2525
Atlanta, Georgia 30326

Have a Question?