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Larry Orr has practiced in the area of civil defense for over thirty-six 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 Association 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

Kathy Price Elmore is a native of Florence, SC, where she graduated from South Florence High School. She attended the University of Oklahoma and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1988. After graduating college, Kathy attended the University of South Carolina School of Law and earned her Juris Doctor in 1993. While in Law School, Kathy was a member of the Moot Court Board and the Order of Barristers. She also served as the Assistant Managing Editor of the Journal of Law and Education and as a prosecutor for the Student Honor Council. During law school, Kathy worked as a Law Clerk for the South Carolina Senate Committee for Banking and Insurance.

After graduating from law school, Kathy served as a Law Clerk for The Honorable William T. Howell, Chief Judge of the South Carolina Court of Appeals. Upon completing her clerkship, Kathy was selected to serve as an Assistant Solicitor with the York County Solicitor’s Office prosecuting General Session level felonies and misdemeanors under the Honorable Thomas E. Pope. After spending two years with the Solicitor’s office, she entered private practice as an associate attorney with Bridges, Orr, Derrick and Ervin in Florence, South Carolina, where her emphasis was in civil litigation defense. In 1998, Kathy became a sole practitioner expanding her practice areas.

In 2000, Kathy and Gena Phillips Ervin joined together to expand their sole practices which would eventually pave the way for the addition of Larry Orr and the formation of Orr, Elmore and Ervin, LLC.

Kathy has an expansive practice with concentration in the areas of Criminal, Civil and Domestic Litigation. Her Civil practice includes complex construction litigation, federal rights violations and state tort litigation. Her Criminal practice involves cases pending in the Federal Courts and State Courts of South Carolina. Kathy also has a tremendous amount of experience in working with children’s issues in Domestic Litigation and she has been very successful as a Guardian ad Litem.

Areas of Practice


  • Criminal Law (State and Federal Courts)
  • Domestic Litigation (Children's issues)
  • General Civil Litigation

Bar Admissions


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

Professional Associations and Memberships


  • Florence County Bar Association, Former President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary
  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • South Carolina Women Lawyers Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • South Carolina Association for Justice
  • South Carolina Supreme Court, Commission on Continuing Legal Education (CLE) and Specialization
  • South Carolina Fee Dispute Board
  • Florence County Humane Society (Pro Bono Counsel)
  • Deputy Joseph C Rodgers Memorial Fund (Board Member)

Gena Phillips Ervin is a native of Gaffney, SC, but has called the Pee Dee home for over 20 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 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
  • Probate Court Litigation
  • Corporate Organization
  • Business Law and Litigation
  • Business Transactions
  • Commercial Real Estate

Bar Admissions


  • South Carolina

Professional Associations and Memberships


  • Current Vice President of the Florence County Bar Association
  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • South Carolina Bar Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Commission, 2001-2007
  • South Carolina Bar House of Delegates, 2008-present
  • South Carolina Bar Nominating Committee, 2008-2011
  • South Carolina Bar Probate, Estate Planning & Trust Council, 2009-present
  • Current Chair of Probate, Estate Planner and Trust Council
  • Member of the South Carolina Women’s Lawyers Association
  • McLeod Foundation Professional Advisory Council

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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