Pope McGlamry Appoints Two New Shareholders

Staff Report From Metro Atlanta CEO

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

Pope McGlamry, a full-service Georgia based plaintiff law firm, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Michael J. Blakely, Jr. and Ms. Kimberly Johnson as new shareholders in the firm. The shareholder additions reflect the firm's commitment to recognize the contributions of attorneys and engaging them on varying levels to help shape the future course of the law firm.

M.J. Blakely is a trial lawyer specializing in catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death cases, mass torts, class actions and other complex litigation. He has over 10 years of litigation experience and his background includes being appointed by the Supreme Court of Georgia to serve as a Special Master on professional, ethics and disciplinary issues. He holds a Bachelors of Arts from Emory University and earned a Juris Doctorate from the University of Georgia School of Law in 2006.

Kimberly Johnson is an expert on major litigation matters from both the defense and plaintiff's side. She specialized in representing plaintiffs in personal injury, wrongful death, products and pharmaceutical liability, qui tam health care fraud and mass torts actions. She has over 18 years of experience and has been with Pope McGlamry since 2012. In that time she has strengthened the firm's capabilities to expand its reach nationally while contributing to the firm's leadership role in many high profile cases. Ms. Johnson is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of the University of Alabama School of Law.

"The new shareholder positions exemplify the Pope McGlamry business model: earning ownership in the firm through hard work, determination and excellence," said Kirk Pope, Shareholder of Pope McGlamry. "One of the most rewarding aspects of the practice of law is to mentor young lawyers, watch them grow into seasoned professionals and then welcome them as shareholders of the firm. Both new shareholders have distinguished themselves and I know they will be great leaders for the company going forward," said shareholder Mike McGlamry.