Bryan T. Pope

Bryan T. Pope

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Location:
Dallas, Texas
Phone:
214-979-7450
Fax:
214-979-7402
Email:

Mr. Pope is a veteran attorney with over 30 years of experience. His specialty is helping clients resolve disputes to their satisfaction quickly and at a reasonable price. He has the experience to evaluate cases at an early point to determine if the client should move for dismissal, or try to settle the case or prepare it for trial. Mr. Pope is Board Certified in both Personal Injury Trial Law and Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He has an AV rating from Martindale Hubble, which is the highest rating bestowed upon attorneys, when he was evaluated for his legal abilities and compliance with ethical standards. Mr. Pope has also been named a Texas Super Lawyer for each of the last ten years. He has an active trial docket and has tried over 60 cases during his career.

Mr. Pope has extensive experience in representing companies who have been sued in both personal injury and business disputes. He has served as counsel for numerous companies involved in the amusement and leisure industry and is a past President of the International Amusement and Leisure Defense Association.

He has expertise in the defense of premises and product liability cases and has represented the Six Flag group of companies for over 30 years.

He has worked with numerous clients and their insurance carriers in professional liability cases and has represented architects and engineers in both personal injury and construction defect cases. He also defended transportation cases, dram shop cases, and assault and battery suits.

In addition to being an experienced attorney, Mr. Pope is also a qualified mediator and has mediated over 100 cases. He is currently performing mediations in Rockwall and Dallas Counties.

Mr. Pope has experience in handling:
Amusement Park/Recreational Activity litigation
Suits involving the Hospitality industry
Liability suits (Premises, Professional, Products, Trucking/Motor Vehicle)
Construction litigation
Breach of Contract Claims/Business litigation
Declaratory Judgments/ Injunctive Relief/ Bad Faith suits
Employment law claims/ADA Compliance
Serving as a Mediator

Areas of Practice

  • Amusement Park/Recreational Activity litigation
  • Suits involving the Hospitality industry
  • Premises Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Trucking/Motor Vehicle Liability
  • Construction litigation
  • Breach of Contract Claims/Business litigation
  • Declaratory Judgments/ Injunctive Relief/ Bad Faith suits
  • Employment law claims/ADA Compliance

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Civil Trial Law and Personal Injury, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1983
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 1984
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 1991

Education

  • Texas Tech University School of Law, Lubbock, Texas
    • J.D. - 1983
    • Honors: Board of Barristers
    • Honors: Mock Trial Scholarship Award
    • Honors: Delta Theta Phi legal fraternity, Member
  • Texas Tech University, Lubbock
    • B.B.A. - 1980
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Honors: Phi Delta Theta fraternity, Member
    • Major: Accounting

Representative Cases

  • Cox v. Six Flags (negligence/DTPA) - 6-week Roller coaster trial
  • Teakell v. Six Flags (Products)
  • Thormahlen v. Festival Fun Parks (Premises)
  • Pena v. Festival Fun Parks (Premises - Go kart)
  • Lenard v. Six Flags Hurricane Harbor (Premises - Water ride)
  • Southern Junction, Inc. v. CRJ Properties, LP (breach of lease for country western dance hall)
  • Snow v. Culpepper Cattle Company (ADA)
  • Vernick v. Granite Construction Company (Uniform Traffic Control Device)
  • Howe v. Denny's Restaurant (Falling Case)
  • Duncan v. Baker's Ribs (Products Liability - restaurant equipment case)

Classes/Seminars

  • January 1999, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2010 - Spoke at the AIMS (Amusement Industry Manufacturers & Suppliers) Safety Seminar on Depositions, Documents and Forms and participated in a mock trial
  • September 2001, March 2002, June 2003, June 2006 - Presentation to the Architect/Engineer Liability and Practice in Texas Seminar on Professional Liability: A Primer for Design Professionals
  • October 2001 - Presentation on Construction Management Design Build in Texas
  • RSA Risk Management Program regarding Premises Liability at Roller Skating Rinks, Roller Skating Association National Convention
  • Emerging industry issues, International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions
  • Emergency Response Plans and liability issues surrounding the use of Automated External Defibrillators, World Water Park Association
  • Negligent Security Cases Against Homebuilders, Home Builders Association of Greater Dallas
  • Social Networking sites, World Water Park Association
  • Social networking issues (Face to Face with your Employees - Facebook and Beyond), Jeff Ellis National Aquatic Safety School
  • Depositions and Document Preparation, Jeff Ellis National Aquatic Safety School
  • Risk management issues facing bowling centers, BPAA Bowl Expo

Honors and Awards

  • Named as a Texas Super Lawyer, 2007 - 2016
  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Presented with the Al Kish ATTAWAY! Award by the Roller Skating Association for exemplary and innovative accomplishments in the industry, 2011 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Dallas Bar Association, Member, 1983 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas: Litigation Section, Member
  • Dallas Association of Defense Counsel, Member
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel, Member
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Tarrant County Bar Association
  • Rockwall County Bar Association, Former director
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Former Associate Member

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Delta Theta Phi
  • Phi Delta Theta