Pope Flynn receives two Tier 1 Public Finance rankings for Charlotte and Columbia

March 19, 2024

Also One Tier 2 Public Finance National Ranking by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” for 2024

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 — by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” in 2024, as well as a Tier 2 national ranking in Public Finance. To be eligible for a “Best Law Firms” ranking in a practice category, a firm also must have at least one individual lawyer included in The Best Lawyers in America® annual peer-review ranking for that category. Pope Flynn has five such attorneys recognized by Best Lawyers® in the area of Public Finance law: Joe Lucas, who has been listed for Charlotte for twenty years; Bill Musser, who has been listed for Columbia since 2010; Matt Davis, who has been listed for Charlotte since 2016; Lawrence Flynn, listed for Columbia since 2019; and Gary T. Pope Jr, ranked for the first time in Public Finance law for Columbia.

The firm has also received two additional Tier 1 metropolitan rankings for Municipal Law and Utilities Law for Columbia SC; Lawrence Flynn has been listed since 2021 in both Municipal Law and Utilities Law for Columbia. Bill Musser has also been listed for both Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions Law for Columbia since 2007; the firm has received two Tier 2 metropolitan rankings for Columbia in both.

Best Lawyers® collaborates with U.S. News & World Report to rank more than 15,000 U.S. law firms by practice area and collects data through “client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process.” 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.”

“It’s a pleasure to see our firm’s depth of experience grow, and particularly to see new generations receive peer recognition for their work,” said Joe Lucas, managing member with Pope Flynn. “Gary’s recognition in Public Finance is well–deserved and his insight, creativity, and meticulous attention to detail is a rare and valued mix for our clients.”

Pope Flynn is headquartered in Columbia, SC, with additional offices in Charleston, Spartanburg, and Charlotte, NC.

With offices in Columbia, SC, Charlotte, NC, Charleston, SC, and Spartanburg, SC, Pope Flynn focuses in public finance and governmental counsel and 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. For more information on Pope Flynn, visit http://www.popeflynn.com or call Joe Lucas at 803-354-4916.