PROFESSIONAL &

CIVIC INVOLVEMENT 

Trial Lawyer  |   Advisor   |   Engaged Citizen

 PROFESSIONAL PROFILE 

Trial Lawyer   

Special Counsel to Mayor  

Chair-Elect for Insurance Law Section   

Anastopoulo Law Firm, LLC

City of Charleston, SC - Mayor John J. Tecklenburg

American Association for Justice

 CIVIC INVOLVEMENT 

South Carolina Association for Justice   |   Member   |   Present

 

State's Association of Trial Lawyers and "advocates for those who are harmed by the actions of others no matter how powerful, wealthy or well-connected. We work to uphold and defend the constitutions of our state and nation. We fight tirelessly to protect the rights of the individual; to seek justice through open and fair courtrooms; to resist unjust laws; to support policies that hold wrongdoers accountable; to strengthen the justice system through education and action; and to uphold the highest standards of ethical conduct and integrity in the legal profession."

New Leaders Council   |   South Carolina State Co-Director   |   Present

 

New Leaders Council (NLC) "is the premier hub for progressive Millennial thought leadership focused on building a new governing coalition.  Anchored by its six-month training program, the NLC  Institute, NLC equips its leaders with skills to run for office, manage campaigns, create start-ups and networks of thought leaders to impact progressive change."  

SC Equality   |   Chairman of the Board   |   Present

 

State's LGBTQ Organization focused on securing civil and human rights for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender South Carolinians through advocacy and legislation.  

THRIVE SC   |   Vice Chair of the Board  |   Present

 

THRIVE SC provides transitional housing, holistic services, and cutting-edge resources for women and children from ALL income levels and focuses not only on the immediate needs of safety, but also on the longer-term tools needed for a life of independence and empowerment.

Emerge South Carolina  |   Founding Funder   |   Present

Emerge South Carolina "works to increase the number of Democratic women leaders from diverse backgrounds in public office through recruitment, training, and providing a powerful network.  Emerge America gives Democratic women who want to run for public office a unique opportunity of a in-depth six-month, 70-hour, training program that provides aspiring female leaders with cutting-edge tools and the training to run for elected office and elevate themselves in our political system."

 

​SC New Democrats   |   President   |   Present

Founded by Former SC Governor Dick Riley, SC New Democrats is an independent reform group focused on reforming Democratic politics so that we can win statewide, govern and reform the state to improve education, build a strong economy for the working class, and preserve our values and our special quality of life. 

Advocacy

Political

Charitable

 PRESENTED LEGAL EDUCATION AND SPEECHES 

December 2017 CLE: Advanced Trial Tactics
Topic: Legal Ethics

 

November 2017 CLE: Pain and Suffering Damages in Personal Injury

Topic: Legal Ethics

 

August 2017 CLE: Ultimate Guide to Evidence

Topic: Using Motions to Exclude Evidence & Legal Ethics of Evidence

 

February 2017 CLE: Wrongful Death Litigation Start to Finish
Topic: Upholding Ethical Standards in Wrongful Death Cases

 

February 2017 CLE: Land Use & Zoning in South Carolina

Topic: Ethical Considerations

 

February 2016 CLE: The Rules of Evidence – A Practical Toolkit

Topic: Ethical Considerations

 

January 2016 CLE: Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Litigation – Secrets to Success

Topic: Ethics

 

March 2015 Small Firm Business Luncheon

Topic: FLSA and Collective Actions – Focusing on Your Practice

 

August 2014 South Carolina Association of Justice Annual Meeting
Topic: FLSA and Collective Actions – Focusing on Certification

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