C.D. Rhodes has been named a new member at Pope Flynn, a Columbia-based law firm concentrating in public finance and governmental law, effective January of 2020. Rhodes will continue his practice in the field of public finance and governmental law, serving as bond counsel and providing advice and counsel to counties, municipalities, and special purpose districts with significant experience in economic development and utility matters. Rhodes joined the firm as an associate attorney in 2014.
“C.D. originally came to the firm as a law clerk,” said Joe Lucas, managing member of Pope Flynn, “and we felt fortunate that he chose to come to work with us directly out of law school. We greatly value his background in regional and municipal planning, his economic development and utility experience, and his focus on service to our clients. He has proven to be an outstanding lawyer, valuable team member, and great friend. We are pleased and proud to welcome C.D. as a member of the firm.”
Rhodes serves as the chair of the Advisory Council of the Historic Columbia Foundation and is a 2014 graduate of The South Carolina Economic Development Institute and a 2017 graduate of Leadership Columbia. Prior to his entering the field of law, Rhodes worked with the City of Sumter’s Planning Commission, the Santee-Lynches Regional Council of Governments, and in residential real estate development in Clarendon County.
Rhodes received his JD from the University of South Carolina School of Law. He also holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of South Carolina and a BA in Historic Preservation and Community Planning from the College of Charleston.
Since its founding in 2008, Pope Flynn has grown from three attorneys to thirteen, nine of whom concentrate in public finance and governmental law. The firm has offices in Columbia, SC, Charleston, SC, Spartanburg, SC, and Charlotte, NC.
With offices in Columbia, SC, Charlotte, NC, Charleston, SC, and Spartanburg, SC, Pope Flynn focuses in public finance and governmental counsel and represents cities and towns, counties, special purpose districts, school districts, state institutions, hospitals, colleges and universities, and other public entities, as well as private entities, including banks, underwriters, and nonprofit institutions. Pope Flynn also maintains an active practice focusing in procurement, construction, and design defects to complement the firm’s focus on public finance and the representation of state and local governments. For more information on Pope Flynn, visit http://www.popeflynn.com or call Joe Lucas at 803-354-4916.