Prominent Lawyer and Ethics Professor Announces Run for South Carolina Attorney General

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Lawyer and Ethics Professor Constance Anastopoulo is running for South Carolina Attorney General to restore trust and honor to the Attorney General's office.

“As Attorney General I will push for ethics reform and stronger enforcement of the laws we have on the books. I will set up a triple-check ethics review system to include an independent ethics oversight committee and judicial review to restore trust back to the Attorney General’s office.”

Constance Anastopoulo is an experienced litigator and law school ethics professor. Voted “Best Professor” by the Charleston School of Law students, Anastopoulo’s commitment to a better South Carolina motivates her work with future lawyers and her work to improve ethics in politics in South Carolina. This breadth of experience and demonstrated success makes Anastopoulo uniquely qualified to be a great South Carolina Attorney General.

“I seek the position of Attorney General because the people of South Carolina deserve an Attorney General who, as the chief law enforcement officer of the state, enforces the law instead of interfering with the process,” said Anastopoulo.  “As Attorney General I will push for ethics reform and stronger enforcement of the laws we have on the books. I will set up a triple-check ethics review system to include an independent ethics oversight committee and judicial review to restore trust back to the Attorney General’s office.”

Anastopoulo will work to strengthen the enforcement of laws against domestic violence and will devote the Attorney General’s resources to deny domestic abusers access to guns.  She will also work to enhance mental illness reporting, particularly in relation to limiting these individuals’ access to firearms. Using her experience as a litigator, she will take up the opioid epidemic fight to hold drug manufacturers responsible for the devastation caused by their addictive drugs.

About Attorney Constance Anastopoulo

Constance Anastopoulo is a first generation Greek American, who is proud of the example of hard work provided by her parents.  She is a graduate of the University of Virginia and obtained her J.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Law.  Upon graduation, Anastopoulo received a prestigious grant from the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation to work with women in prison. This experience was formative in her commitment to serving those who often have no voice.  She joined the Charleston School of Law Faculty in 2007 teaching Evidence, Torts, Ethics, and Insurance Law. Prior to joining the Charleston School of Law, Anastopoulo served for fifteen years as a senior civil litigator at the Anastopoulo Law Firm, LLC, where she litigated numerous cases and managed the appellate practice for the firm, appearing before the S.C. Court of Appeals, the S.C. Supreme Court, and the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.  Additionally, she served as Plaintiffs’ counsel in the seminal case In Re: OxyContin representing hundreds of litigants whose lives had been impacted by addiction to OxyContin.

Constance Anastopoulo has been active in community service and has served on the Board of Directors of My Sister’s House, Inc., the Advisory Board of the Women and Gender Studies Program at the College of Charleston, as Vice President of the Charleston Area League of Women Voters, and is past president of Daughters of Penelope Philanthropy, which operates Penelope House, a shelter for women fleeing domestic abuse.

Constance Anastopoulo has been married to her husband, Akim Anastopoulo, for 25 years and they have two daughters, ages 22 and 17. She resides in Charleston.

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