AWARD WINNING ATTORNEY | MEDIA PERSONALITY | CONTENT CREATOR
THOUGHT LEADER | ON-AIR LEGAL ANALYST | TASTEMAKER
FORTUNE 500 SPEAKER | PEAK PERFORMANCE STRATEGIST | YOGI | HUMANITARIAN
YOGI | HUMANITARIAN
Exavier B. Pope I, Esq. is one of the most dynamic personalities on earth, impacting the lives of 10 million people globally by teaching through love, synchronicity, and unbridled optimism. In his words, “We stir the magic elixir for world shifting movements.” Exavier Pope is an award-winning attorney, on-air legal analyst, media personality, Fortune 500 speaker, content creator, writer, tastemaker, thought leader, yogi, and humanitarian.
Exavier is the host of #SuitUP Podcast for his production company 528 Media Group. #SuitUP is a new magazine and variety program focusing on the business, law, and wider societal impact of sports mixed with music, style and culture.
Exavier is also a contributing writer and host of The Radical Inspiration Podcast distributed through Wanderlust Media. The Radical Inspiration Podcast uses empirical data to transform inspiration into action.
With over 200+ appearances in media, including BBC, Al Jazeera English, NBC Nightly News, HLN, Fox News Channel, CBS, Huff Post Live, ESPN Radio, NBC Sports Radio, CBS Sports Radio, Forbes, CNBC, Jet, and The Hollywood Reporter, Exavier is one of the most trusted opinions on sports business, sports law, and sports societal impact.
Exavier is one of world’s most highly sought after Fortune 500 speakers and peak performance strategists to brands and companies such as BP, and speaks at conferences globally.
Exavier is the principal owner of The Pope Law Firm, P.C., a premier Sports and Entertainment, Personal Injury, and Class Action law firm. Mr. Pope has counseled a former #1 pick overall in the NBA draft and an All-NBA defensive player. Mr. Pope’s clients have appeared, starred or written for programs on networks such as NBC, HBO, Showtime, VH-1, CBS, and Fusion TV.
Prior to starting his own law firm, Mr. Pope worked in Hollywood in the legal departments of leading entertaining companies such as Warner Music Group, Directors Guild of America, and Ford Model Management. Exavier also worked for top sports agents.
Mr. Pope obtained his Juris Doctor from Rutgers University School of Law. Prior to law school Mr. Pope worked managing investments and trades at Northern Trust Bank, Chicago Stock Exchange, as well as Merrill Lynch. Mr. Pope has a Bachelor of Science in Economics degree as well as a Bachelor of Science in Finance degree from the University of Illinois Chicago.
Mr. Pope has been recognized by Black and Entertainment Sports Lawyers Association as a “Top Attorney”; honored with Alumni Leadership Award from University of Illinois-Chicago’s College of Business Administration (UIC CBA Hall of Fame); and honored with a “Man of Excellence” Award by The Chicago Defender, the nation’s longest running African American news publication.
Mr. Pope is the Sports Law Chair of the Job Advisory Board of John Marshall Law School and the Treasurer of National Association of Black Journalist Sports Task Force. Exavier has been profiled in top publications Forbes Magazine, Black Enterprise, Rolling Out, Uptown Magazine, & Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.
Mr. Pope is heavily involved in philanthropic endeavors. Mr. Pope serves as board member of First Star focusing on increasing 4-year university enrollment of former foster youth. Exavier serves on the board of Donda’s House, an arts education program started by superstar entertainer Kanye West and award winning songwrtier Che “Rhymefest” Smith. Mr. Pope also is founder of The Lily Pad, a non-profit organization which mentors and provides first class experiences for youth and young adults.
Exavier Pope was born on Chicago’s South Side, a baby in a brothel. His father was a pimp and his mother, one of his prostitutes. His mother was jailed when Exavier was six weeks old leading to Exavier living in a foster home for his formative years and being homeless at 14. Less than 3% of former foster youth attain a four-year college degree. Exavier has defied those odds and his life’s mission is to show the world anything is possible with belief.