Tommy Pope, managing partner of Elrod-Pope Law Firm in Rock Hill recently appeared on national news shows CNN, Headline News and HLN’s Issues with Jane Velez-Mitchell as well local network affiliates WBTV and WCNC to provide legal commentary regarding the recent Orangeburg, SC drowning deaths of two children by their mother.
Frequently called upon for legal analysis by various national media outlets, Tommy is best known for his successful prosecution of Susan Smith in Union County for the drowning deaths of her two children in 1995. He also is a highly sought lecturer to State Prosecutors’ Associations across the country and served as an instructor for the National College of District Attorneys at the National Advocacy Center in Columbia.
His extensive legal career includes serving as former Solicitor for the 16th Judicial Circuit (Union and York Counties) and criminal law private practice. In 2007, he joined Elrod-Pope Law Firm in Rock Hill as managing partner. Tommy is now running as the Republican candidate for House District 47 against Democratic incumbent, Herb Kirsch in November. District 47 represents parts of Rock Hill, Lake Wylie, York and Clover.
Elrod-Pope Law Firm serves clients with personal injury and accident, workers’ compensation and social security disability matters and has offices in Rock Hill at 212 E. Black Street and their new location by appointment only in Lake Wylie at 264 Latitude Lane, Suite 102.