Zach Griffin began his legal practice at Elrod Pope in 2021 and primarily focuses his practice on Personal Injury, Workers’ Compensation, and Medical Malpractice. A Rock Hill native, Zach began working with Elrod Pope as an intern in 2012. He graduated from the University of South Carolina with a degree in Political Science with a minor in Business. In college, Zach served as the director of the University’s Congressional Advisory Board and the founding director of the Legislative Action Network, student groups dedicated to higher education advocacy in the national and state governments, respectively.
After college, Zach worked with AmeriCorps VISTA, helping both international and local nonprofits in their efforts to improve early childhood, primary, and secondary education in the Washington, D.C. area. Then, he returned to South Carolina to work on Tommy Pope’s campaign for Congress in 2017.
Zach was awarded the inaugural Russell M. Robinson II scholarship in 2018 and earned his law degree from Duke University School of Law in 2021. During law school, he served as the director of Lawyers for Literacy, a program dedicated to improving literacy in underserved schools, as well as a member of First-Generation Professionals. Zach is the first in his family to graduate from college or law school.
He spent his first summer as a law clerk for the Sixteenth Circuit Solicitor’s Office in York, South Carolina, working on criminal matters ranging from DUIs and drug charges to armed robbery and murder. During his second summer, Zach worked on mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, and securities fraud as a summer associate for a multinational firm based in New York City. Zach worked full time during his third year of law school as Elrod Pope’s marketing and development manager.
In addition to his legal practice at Elrod Pope, Zach serves on the firm’s marketing and technology committees and participates in a variety of local political campaigns, including co-managing Tommy Pope’s State House races.
J.D., Duke University School of Law, 2021
B.A., magna cum laude, University of South Carolina, 2016