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ELROD POPE LAW FIRM
Elrod Pope Law Firm was founded in 1980 by Luther C. “Luke” Elrod. In 1972, following his honorable discharge from the JAG Corps of the United States Army, Luke began eight years of general practice in the upstate of South Carolina. In 1980, Luke returned to Rock Hill, South Carolina and started his own practice, The Elrod Law Firm, focusing on personal injury and workers’ compensation claims. During the ensuing years the firm’s practice expanded and a number of partners, many former prosecutors, joined the firm.
Tommy Pope is a managing partner of Elrod Pope Law Firm in Rock Hill, South Carolina bringing an extensive litigation background of over 30 years of law enforcement and prosecution experience. From 1993-2006, Tommy served as Solicitor for the 16th Circuit (Union & York Counties, SC).
Under his guidance, the 16th Circuit consistently led the State in caseload management, providing effective and timely prosecution of criminal cases. He is most often recognized for his 1995 prosecution of Susan Smith in Union County, South Carolina, who made national headlines for the drowning deaths of her two children. Today, he is frequently called upon by various national and international media outlets to provide legal commentary on cases involving parents who kill their children.