Our Story 2020-08-03T22:21:26-04:00

Our Story

Steven T. McMeekin, Linda Winkler Pope, Lonnie D. Wainwright Jr.

Steven T. McMeekin, Linda W. Pope, Lonnie D. Wainwright, Jr.

In 1988 Lonnie began practicing law with the firm of Harris, Evans & Downs. Although still in law school, Linda likewise started working at the same firm as a law clerk in the fall of 1988. Immediately after graduating law school, Linda clerked for a federal judge before joining the firm as a full-time attorney in 1990.

After practicing in the area of general civil litigation and handling a variety of cases ranging from worker’s compensation cases to products liability cases to medical malpractice cases, Lonnie and Linda had the opportunity in July of 1993 to form their own firm, and Wainwright & Pope, P.C. was born. Lonnie and Linda started their own firm to focus their practice exclusively on worker’s compensation and related litigation. The firm’s goal was to provide a level of expertise and service to their clients which could be offered from a practice focused on a specific area of law. The plan was not to grow a large firm, but to provide clients with personal attention and individualized service.

In March 1999, due to an expanding practice, Wainwright & Pope needed additional manpower and invited their friend Steven to join the firm. Like Linda and Lonnie, Steven had practiced for years in a general defense litigation firm handling all types of cases. However, with extensive experience in worker’s compensation cases, a practice dedicated to that area of the law was especially appealing.

In January 2000, Wainwright & Pope was changed to Wainwright, Pope & McMeekin, P.C. Our practice has continued to focus on providing a personal and dedicated representation of the employers in Alabama in worker’s compensation matters. Along with our associate Daniel Flickinger, the firm has over 90 years of combined experience in defending Alabama’s employers in worker’s compensation matters.