Larry Orr has practiced in the area of civil defense for over forty years. Born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Larry became a resident of Florence, South Carolina in 1947.

Larry attended the University of South Carolina earning a Bachelor of Science degree in 1965 and a Juris Doctor in 1973. While working towards his undergraduate degree, Larry earned the distinction of being selected as a member of Blue Key and Pi Mu Epsilon Honorary Math Society. In law school, Larry was recognized for his academic achievements by being designated as a member of the Wig and Robe and select as a member of the South Carolina Law Review.

Larry was admitted to the South Carolina Bar in 1973. He is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina, United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and the United States Supreme Court.

Larry is a member of the Florence County and American Bar Associations, the South Carolina Bar, the South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys Association, the Defense Research Institute and the American Board of Trial Advocates. He served our community as Trustee of the Florence Public School District One from 1987 to 1996.


Areas of Practice

  • Construction Law
  • Professional Liability Defense
  • General Civil Litigation


Bar Admissions

  • South Carolina - State and Federal Courts
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States


Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Florence County Bar Association
  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys' Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • American Board of Trial Advocates


Gena Phillips Ervin is a native of Gaffney, SC, but has called the Pee Dee home for over 30 years. Gena graduated from Clemson University in 1982 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. She attended the University of South Carolina School of Law and graduated in 1985 with a Juris Doctor. Gena later earned a post graduate law degree in the area of Taxation from Emory University where she graduated with distinction.

With over thirty years of experience in the area of probate law, Gena provides her clients with effective estate planning that includes Wills, Trusts and Living Directives. She handles Estate Administration in numerous counties in South Carolina.

Gena also serves her clients in the business arena, which includes business transactions, contract negotiating, corporate organizations and commercial real estate transactions.


Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning
  • Estate Administration
  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Guardianships and Conservatorships
  • Corporate Organization
  • Commercial Real Estate


Bar Admissions

  • South Carolina


Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Florence County Bar Association (served in all officer positions)
  • South Carolina Bar
  • South Carolina Bar Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Commission, 2001-2007
  • Former member, South Carolina Bar House of Delegates
  • South Carolina Bar Nominating Committee, 2008-2011
  • South Carolina Bar Probate, Estate Planning & Trust Council, 2009-2016
  • Former Chair of Probate, Estate Planner and Trust Council
  • Member of the South Carolina Women’s Lawyers Association

Community Memberships

  • Trinity Collegiate School
    • Board of Trustees member, 2004-2010
    • Vice President of Board of Trustees, 2007-2009
    • Chair of Board of Trustees, 2009-2010
    • Chair of Headmaster Nominating Committee, 2010-2011
  • Past member of the Darlington County Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors
  • Past member of the Board of Directors of Camp Rae
  • Past Pee Dee Area Girl Scouts, Board of Directors (Past Treasurer)

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