Constance Anastopoulo is an experienced litigator who built on her courtroom successes to become a leading expert on insurance and ethics law. As a tenured Professor of Law Anastopoulo teaches Torts, Ethics, and Insurance. 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.
EARLY LIFE and CAREER:
Constance Anastopoulo was born in Virginia to Greek immigrant parents. As a first generation American, she is proud of the example of hard work provided by her parents. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia with a B.A. and earned her J.D. at 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 Torts, Ethics, and Insurance Law. Prior to joining the Charleston School of Law faculty, Anastopoulo served for fifteen years as a senior litigator in the litigation division of 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 where she helped to represent hundreds of litigants in South Carolina whose lives had been impacted by addiction to opioids.
Anastopoulo is a member of the S.C. Bar, the Charleston Bar Association, the S.C. Women Lawyers Assoc. and admitted to the S.C. Supreme Court, the S.C. Court of Appeals, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and the U.S. District Court, 4th Circuit.
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.