Thomas H. Pope III

Managing Member | Shareholder

Tom Pope has tried cases in state and federal courts for 40 years. He previously served as a member of the SC State Senate from 1984-1992. He is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers and from 2015-2017 her served as Chair of the State Committee.  He is past-President of the South Carolina Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates.

Pope’s recent cases include: serious personal injury, products liability, insurance bad faith, consumer class action, legal malpractice, will contests, fiduciary duty litigation, minority shareholder oppression, condemnation (on behalf of landowners), defamation, and representing attorneys in disciplinary matters.

He has been listed in South Carolina Super Lawyers since its inception. He has also taught American Civil Litigation to law students in former Communist countries of eastern Europe to enhance their understanding of fair justice for all, including the ordinary citizen, in civil cases. He has had 2-week stints teaching in law schools in Budapest, Hungary (Eotvos Lorand University); Tirana, Albania (University of Tirana);  Pristina Kosovo (Iliria University); Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine and Tbilisi, Georgia (European University).

In his local community, Pope has served in various capacities with the Newberry County Family YMCA Capital Campaign and as a Board Member of the Newberry Opera House. He served nine years as a member of the Board of Law Examiners of the South Carolina Supreme Court.

Areas of Practice

Personal Injury

  • Product Liability
  • Wrongful Death
  • Premises Liability
  • Auto & Truck Accidents

General Litigation

Mediation & Arbitration

  • Certified Mediator
  • Served as Arbitrator

Business Litigation

  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Minority Shareholder Oppression
  • Electric cooperative territorial disputes
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty
  • Business Disputes

Estate and Fiduciary Litigation

  • Will contests
  • Insurance bad faith
  • Minority shareholder oppression
  • Defamation
  • Suits against fiduciaries (trustees, personal representatives, attorneys, attorneys-in-fact)