DERRICK ALEXANDER POPE is Chairman of The Pope Law Companies International, where he oversees the development and operations of The Law Clinic, The Law Review, CounselDirect, and DA Pope Properties. The primary mission of the company is to enhance the service capacities of the legal profession and to promote a sense of the law’s “higher purpose” among those it serves.
Born in Atlanta, Mr. Pope holds a Juris Doctor degree from the Loyola University School of Law in New Orleans, Louisiana, earning distinction in the Loyola Law Clinic, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from Morris Brown College. His nearly twenty years of legal experience in the public, private, and academic sectors include serving as Legal Counsel to the Special Judiciary Committee of the Georgia House of Representatives, Assistant Legislative Counsel to the Georgia General Assembly, as Legislative and General Counsel to the Medical Association of Georgia, and as an adjunct professor at Georgia State University College of Law and speaks regularly on politics, current events, faith and social issues, law and leadership.
He is the author of BY THE CONTENT OF OUR CHARACTER: A DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE FOR COLORED FOLKS, NEGROES, BLACK PEOPLE AND AFRICAN AMERICANS and THY WILL BE DONE: AN AFRICAN AMERICAN GUIDE TO ESTATE PLANNING.
Professor Pope is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, serving as its National Chairman of the Commission on Racial Justice, the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, and the United States Supreme Court Historical Society.