Larry Flynn, an attorney with Pope Flynn, a South Carolina-based law firm concentrating in public finance and governmental law, has been appointed to the University of South Carolina’s Board of Visitors. The 31-member board is elected by the board of trustees of USC from various categories, including “from each of the 16 judicial circuits, four at-large members, 11 appointed members, and five ex officio members;” Flynn was elected from the 7th Judicial Circuit. The Board of Visitors assists with the overall advancement of the University of South Carolina and the statewide system, and works “to enhance the University’s image, encourage alumni participation, invite public and private support, and facilitate internal and external communication.”
“The University of South Carolina has had a profound influence on my career and on my family,” said Larry Flynn. “I received my undergraduate and law school degrees at USC, my son received his JD from USC, and all of my siblings attended as well — in fact, there was a consecutive 20-year period where one of the Flynn siblings was in Columbia attending USC. I began volunteering with USC through my work with USC Upstate Advisors and my wife Anne currently serves as the vice-chair of the USC Upstate Commission. It is a great privilege to be asked to continue my service to this great university by serving on the Board of Visitors.”
Flynn, who works out of Pope Flynn’s downtown Spartanburg office, has served as counsel to a number of cities and towns, and provided legal advice to other governmental and business entities. His clients have included municipalities, water districts, and electric cooperatives throughout South Carolina; his practice combines public sector law with a general civil practice. In 2022 and 2023, Flynn was listed by The Best Lawyers in America® for Utilities Law in Spartanburg; the Best Lawyers® lists are compiled through peer-review surveys. Flynn is a certified mediator and arbitrator and a Planning Commission Instructor.
Flynn is serving his second three-year term on the South Carolina Supreme Court Historical Society board, and is also a member of the South Carolina Bar’s “Memory Hold the Door” committee, which “honors deceased lawyers and judges who provided distinguished service to the public and the Bar.” He is a 30-year member of the Spartanburg Rotary Club and past chair of the Spartanburg County School District Seven School Board.
In 2015, Flynn received the Compleat Lawyer Award – Platinum, the University of South Carolina School of Law’s highest recognition for outstanding civic and professional accomplishments; the nominee must be a University of South Carolina School of Law graduate. The then members of the Compleat Lawyer awards selection committee were then Chief Justice Jean Toal, Chief Judge John Few, President of the South Carolina Bar Calhoun Watson, Co-Chair Law School Alumni Council James Bradley, and the Dean of the USC School of Law Robert Wilcox. Flynn’s video tribute at the reception and dinner for the award recipients may be found at youtu.be/9ynjMte_cGw.
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. For more information on Pope Flynn, visit http://www.popeflynn.com or call Joe Lucas at 803-354-4916.