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Thomas E. Pope

Thomas E. Pope

Elrod Pope Accident & Injury Attorneys
  • Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation, Medical Malpractice ...
  • South Carolina
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Biography

With a rich legacy spanning over 30 years, Thomas E. "Tommy" Pope is a distinguished managing partner at Elrod Pope Accident & Injury Lawyers in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Holding a Juris Doctorate from the University of South Carolina School of Law and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management, Tommy's legal journey began in 1987.

From 1993 to 2006, Tommy served as the elected Solicitor for the 16th Circuit, passionately representing Union and York Counties in South Carolina. During this period, he received the Silver Compleat Lawyer Award from the University of South Carolina Law School Alumni Association, acknowledging his exceptional competence, integrity, and superior performance.

In 2008, Tommy received the Order of the Palmetto, the state's highest civilian honor, recognizing his unwavering dedication and service. Continuing his commitment to justice, he joined forces with Luke Elrod in the same year to establish Elrod Pope Accident & Injury Lawyers.

Beyond his role as a Rock Hill personal injury lawyer, Tommy has been an integral member of the South Carolina House of Representatives for District 47 since 2010, presently holding the esteemed position of Speaker Pro Tempore since December 2014.

Consistently recognized as a South Carolina Super Lawyer since 2013 and honored with the South Carolina Lawyers Weekly's Leadership in Law Award in 2014, Tommy maintains the AV Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell, a testament to his legal expertise and ethical standards.

Tommy's pivotal moment in his career was the notable prosecution of Susan Smith in 1995, a case that gained national attention. Today, he is a sought-after legal commentator, providing insights to various national and international media outlets, particularly on cases involving parents who harm their children. Tommy's multifaceted career highlights his unwavering commitment to justice, legal excellence, and public service.

Education
University of South Carolina School of Law
J.D.
Honors: Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity
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Rock Hill High School
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University of South Carolina School of Business
B.S.
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Professional Experience
Founding attorney
Elrod Pope Accident & Injury Attorneys
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Fort Mill, SC
Fort Mill Car Accidents
Elrod Pope Accident & Injury Attorneys
Awards
Top 100 Trial Lawyer
The National Trial Lawyers
Business Champions
S.C. House
Honoree
South Carolina Lawyers Weeklys Leadership in Law
Committee Chair
SC Bar Lawyer Legislator
Small Business Achiever
York County Regional Chamber of Commerce
Board of Governors
House of Delegates
Chairman
South Carolina Common Prosecution Coordination
South Carolina Super Lawyers list
Super Lawyers
AV Rated
Martindale
Professional Associations
York Country Bar Association
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South Carolina Bar Association
Member
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South Carolina Solicitors'Association
Member
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
South Carolina
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Practice Areas
Personal Injury
Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Workers' Compensation
Medical Malpractice
Birth Injury, Medical Misdiagnosis, Surgical Errors
Products Liability
Drugs & Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Defects
Nursing Home Abuse
Additional Practice Areas
  • Car Accidents
  • Tractor-Trailer Accidents
  • Social Security Disability
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Contact & Map
Elrod Pope Accident & Injury Attorneys - Lake Wylie Office
264 Latitude Ln #102A
Lake Wylie, SC 29710
Telephone: (803) 902-3608
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Elrod Pope Accident & Injury Attorneys - Fort Mill Office
1201 Carolina Pl Suite 102D
Fort Mill, SC 29708
Telephone: (803) 902-4045
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Elrod Pope Accident & Injury Attorneys - Lancaster Office
204 A S Main St,
Lancaster, SC 29720
Telephone: (803) 902-7065
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Elrod Pope Accident & Injury Attorneys
212 E Black St
Rock Hill, SC 29730
Telephone: (803) 324-7574
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