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Harold D. Pope Senior Counsel

Areas of Practice

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan
  • New Jersey


Duke University School of Law, J.D., 1980

Concordia College, B.A., summa cum laude, 1976

Harold Pope is a litigator in Dykema's Detroit office. Mr. Pope has extensive litigation experience representing local and national companies in State and Federal Courts on matters regarding commercial; products liability; defense of sex, age and race discrimination claims for corporate employers; personal injury; franchise termination and disputes over exclusive market areas; disputes between automotive suppliers and manufacturers; construction claims; general contract; small corporation disputes; professional malpractice; and directors' and officers' liability. His experience includes the dismissal and resolution of several multimillion dollar commercial disputes.

Memberships & Involvement

Concordia College Board of Regents, Member

Board of Directors for the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Member

State Bar of Michigan Judicial Qualifications Committee, Member, 2008-2013

Wolverine Bar Association, Member

American Bar Association Council on Racial and Ethnic Justice, Past Chair

American Bar Association Board of Governors, Member, 2009-2014

American Bar Association House of Delegates, Michigan State Delegate; Nominating Committee, Member

American Bar Association Audit Committee, Member

American Bar Foundation Board of Directors, Member

National Bar Institute, Past Chair

Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association Foundation Board of Trustees, Past Member

National Bar Association, Past President

D. Augustus Straker Bar Association, Member

Community/Civic Activities

NAACP, Life Member

Detroit Public Schools Student Motivational Program, Past Member

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Member

Recipient of the Michigan Chronicle's "Men of Excellence" Award, 2019

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® for Product Liability Litigation - Defendants, 2019-Present. Copyright 2015 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC

Named as "Lawyer of the Year" in Product Liability Litigation - Defendants by The Best Lawyers in America® in 2019. Copyright 2015 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC

Recognized by The Legal 500 United States in 2017 for Dispute Resolution - Product Liability, Mass Tort, and Class Action: Automotive/Transport

Recipient of the D. Augustus Straker Bar Association Trailblazer Award for 2015

National Bar Association C. Francis Stradford Award, 2006

State Bar of Michigan-Champion of Justice Award, 2000

Wolverine Bar Association - Damon J. Keith Community Service Award, 2008

National Bar Association Commercial Law Section - Cora T. Walker Legacy Award, 2011

Recognized in Michigan Super Lawyers® for Business Litigation and Labor & Employment Law2011-Present