Pope Mallette

Firm: Mayo Mallette PLLC
Location: Oxford - MS

  • 2094 Old Taylor Road, Suite 200
    Oxford, Mississippi 38655
  • Tel : 662.236.0055
  • Fax : 662.236.0035


  • University of Mississippi School of Law
    J.D.  1994, magna cum laude
  • Vanderbilt University
    B.A., History, 1985


  • City Attorney for City of Oxford, Mississippi (2001 – present)
    Lead attorney for numerous municipal annexation, zoning, and eminent domain cases
  • Adjunct Professor for Employment Law, Municipal Law, Federal Trial Practice, University of Mississippi School of Law
  • Various employment, commercial, construction, surety bond, civil rights litigated matters
  • Personal injury defense
  • Law Clerk, Honorable E. Grady Jolly, Jr.
    United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (1995-96)
  • Law Clerk, Honorable William H. Barbour, Jr.,
    United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi (1994-95)
  • United States Navy, Surface Warfare Officer, Lieutenant Commander

Honors and Achievements

  •  Best Lawyers in America
         Municipal Law (since 2010)
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers (since 2009)
    General Litigation
  • AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell

Memberships and Associations

  • Mississippi Bar
    Labor and Employment Section (Chair, 2013-14, Vice-Chair 2012-13)
    Professionalism Committee (2010, 2011)
  • Mississippi Municipal Attorneys (Chair, 2013-14)
  • Fifth Circuit Bar Association
  • Lafayette County Bar Association
  • DRI
  • Barrister, William Keady Chapter, American Inns of Court

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi
  • United States District Courts
    Northern District of Mississippi
    Southern District of Mississippi
  • United States Courts of Appeal for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court

Civic and Community Activities

  • St. Peter’s Episcopal Church
  • Rotary Club of Oxford, Mississippi
    Paul Harris Fellow
    President (2011-12)
  • United Way, Board of Directors
  • Yoknapatawpha Arts Council, Member
  • Eagle Scout

Mayo Mallette PLLC

In 2000, Cal Mayo and Pope Mallette founded Mayo Mallette with a sense of optimism and determination, akin to that of the small town in which they chose to live and work. They sought to create a practice where dedicated, streamlined work brought better, clearer, faster results.

Today, Mayo Mallette is a diversified civil practice, primarily involving general, commercial, and complex litigation. The firm strives to maintain its reputation for responsiveness, loyalty, and particular skill in handling complex, document-intensive cases. Its attorneys are engaged in representations concerning a variety of litigated matters, such as intellectual property, product liability, breach of contract, business torts, breach of warranty, employment discrimination, governmental entity defense, municipal land use, premises liability, and civil rights.

In addition to our extensive litigation practice, attorneys at Mayo Mallette counsel individuals and businesses on various legal issues, ranging from creating and organizing business entities to employer-employee relations; from contract-drafting and negotiation to land use regulation and real property transactions. The firm’s attorneys are admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Mississippi, the United States Courts of Appeal for the Fifth and Federal Circuits, and the United States Supreme Court.