Adams & Graham, L.L.P. - Business

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Adams & Graham, L.L.P.

134 East Van Buren Avenue
Suite 301
Harlingen, TX 78550
Phone: 956-428-7495
Fax: 956-428-2954
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William L. Pope

William L. Pope

Harlingen, Texas
WILLIAM L. POPE William L. Pope is a partner in Adams & Graham, L.L.P. He practices primarily in the areas of:

  • Business/Commercial/Employment Litigation and Counsel
  • Transportation Litigation
  • Healthcare Law (Litigation and Transactional)
  • First and Third-Party Insurance Defense Litigation

Judge Pope provides counsel and representation in the area of commercial and business related litigation/transactions to clients and institutions throughout South Texas. These services include representation and counsel in business formation, sales/acquisitions, licensing and regulatory issues, employee claims/relations, corporate dissolutions, shareholder oppression/discrimination litigation, mergers, partnerships and transactional review/litigation.

His employment law practice also includes the representation of employers in non-subscriber employee injury claims, wrongful discharge, discrimination and retaliation litigation.

Judge Pope is a qualified mediator in Texas and will provide all forms of alternative dispute resolution services, either upon agreement of the involved parties or by court referral.

He represents trucking and commercial transportation enterprises (taxi, limousine, bus) in bodily injury and property damage claims and litigation.

Judge Pope represents several of the region's largest health systems as well as physicians and group medical practices in healthcare liability claims as well as a myriad of institutional, compliance and commercial matters including staff credentialing, licensure, business establishment and transactions, regulatory and managed care issues, practice sale/acquisition, employment matters and defense of medicaid/medicare fraud as well as kickback charges.

He has served as a Municipal Court Judge and State Magistrate for 30 years. He served two terms as a member of the State Bar of Texas' Judiciary Relations Committee and was honored by the Texas House of Representatives for his many years of service to the judiciary.

A 1986 graduate of Baylor Law School, he joined Adams & Graham, L.L.P. that same year. Prior to law school, Mr. Pope pursued pre-med and later medical education at Texas Southmost College and the University of North Texas Health Science Center (College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery). He is admitted to practice before all Texas state courts, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. and the United States Tax Court.

Year Joined Firm

  • 1986

Areas of Practice

  • Business/Commercial/Employment Litigation and Counsel
  • Transportation Litigation
  • Healthcare Law
  • First and Third-Party Insurance Defense Litigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 75% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 1988
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1990
  • District of Columbia, 1990
  • U.S. Tax Court, 2007


  • Baylor University School of Law, Waco, Texas
    • J.D. - 1986
  • Texas Southmost College, Brownsville, Texas
    • A.A. magna cum laude - 1982
    • Honors: Dean's and President's List;
    • Honors: Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges
    • Major: Biological Sciences
  • University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth, Texas
    • No Degree
    • Major: Medicine

Representative Clients

  • AIG Truck Insurance Group
  • Atlas Financial Holdings, Inc.
  • DISH Network
  • Doctors' Hospital at Renaissance, Ltd.
  • Meatball Entertainment, Inc.
  • TENET Healthcare Corporation


  • End of Life Issues After Terri Schiavo, McAllen Medical Center, Embassy Suites, McAllen, Texas (presented with Will Hughes), 2005
  • Legal Implications for the Operating Room Nurse and Surgical Technician, Texas State Technical College, 1992
  • Lecturer, Workers' Compensation and Employer Liability Issues, Society of Human Resource Managers, 1995 - 1997
  • Presenter, McAllen Medical Center Annual Infectious Disease Update, "Patient Confidentiality", McAllen Medical Center, 2003
  • Lecturer, Employment Law, Sterling Education Services, 2010 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American College of Legal Medicine, Member
  • State Bar of Texas, Member, Judiciary Relations Committee (1999-2005), 1986 - Present
  • Texas Bar Journal, Member, Board of Editors, 2009 - 2015
  • Cameron County Bar Association, Member, 1986 - Present
  • City of La Feria, Texas, Presiding Municipal Court Judge, 1987 - Present
  • Town of Laguna Vista, Texas, Presiding Municipal Court Judge, 2013 - 2015
  • Episcopal Day School, Brownsville, Texas, Member, Board of Trustees, 1999 - 2000


  • Spanish

At the Law Offices of Adams & Graham, L.L.P., our attorneys represent clients in Harlingen, Texas, as well as other communities in the Rio Grande Valley and Coastal Bend area of South Texas, including Brownsville, Raymondville, McAllen, Edinburg, Rio Grande City, Laredo, Alice and Corpus Christi. We also serve clients in other communities in Cameron County, Hidalgo County, Willacy County, Webb County, Zapata County, Nueces County, Jim Wells County, Jim Hogg County, Starr County, Brooks County and Duval County.