Pope Flynn Receives Two Tier 1 Public Finance Rankings For Columbia and Charlotte, One Tier 2 Public Finance National Ranking by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” in 2022

Columbia, South Carolina – January 27, 2022 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 2022, 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 four such attorneys recognized by Best Lawyers® in the area of Public Finance law: Joe Lucas, who has been listed for Charlotte for eighteen years; Bill Musser, who has been listed for Columbia since 2010; Matt Davis, who has been listed for Charlotte since 2016; and Lawrence Flynn, listed for Columbia since 2019. 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 Corporate Law and Mergers & Acquisitions Law.

For the first time, the firm has received two additional Tier 1 metropolitan rankings for Municipal Law and Utilities Law for Columbia SC. Lawrence Flynn has been listed for the first time in both Municipal Law and Utilities Law for Columbia. A fifth Pope Flynn attorney, Larry Flynn, has been ranked for the first time in Best Lawyers, in Utilities Law for Spartanburg. Flynn, an accomplished lawyer with deep roots in the Spartanburg community, has served clients in the Upstate for more than forty years, including municipalities, special purpose districts, water districts and electric cooperatives, as well as other government entities.

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."

"We are pleased with the rankings we have received in public finance and other related areas," said Joe Lucas, managing member with Pope Flynn. "It's an honor to receive recognition from our peers. We are also grateful for the trust and confidence of our clients -- seeing them grow is rewarding for all of us. We are also very pleased that Larry's work has been recognized. Larry has received so many honors over a lifelong career in the law -- from the Compleat Lawyer Award - Platinum from his alma mater, the University of South Carolina School of Law, to his recent appointment to the South Carolina Supreme Court Historical Society. His recognition in Utilities Law is well--deserved."

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. Pope Flynn also maintains an active practice focusing in procurement, construction, and design defects to complement the firm’s focus on public finance and the representation of state and local governments. For more information on Pope Flynn, visit http://www.popeflynn.com or call Joe Lucas at 803-354-4916.

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