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SCCID Public Defenders

In South Carolina, the Public Defender System is a county based system. The Bar Association of each county organizes a non profit corporation known as a Defender Corporation, elects members to its board of directors, and establishes a public defender office to serve that county. The Board of Directors is responsible for selecting the Public Defender who serves either at the pleasure of the Board or enters into a contract with the Board for a specific amount of time. The Defender Corporations are independent of the State but receive funding from the State via the Office of Indigent Defense, and from the local county. In some cases, the Bar Associations of two or more counties have joined to create a Corporation which serves their multiple counties.

Circuit Public Defenders

Circuit # Circuit Public Defender Counties Served
1 Mark A. Leiendecker Calhoun, Dorchester, Orangeburg
2 De Grant Gibbons Aiken, Bamberg, Barnwell
3 Jack D. Howle Clarendon, Lee, Sumter, Williamsburg
4 A.C. Michael Stephens Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Marlboro
5 Douglas S. Strickler Kershaw, Richland
6 Mike Lifsey Chester, Fairfield, Lancaster
7 Clay T. Allen Cherokee, Spartanburg
8 Janna Nelson Abbeville, Greenwood, Laurens, Newberry
9 D. Ashley Pennington Berkeley, Charleston
10 Hervery Young Anderson, Oconee
11 Robert M. Madsen Edgefield, Lexington, McCormick, Saluda
12 Scott Floyd Florence, Marion
13 John I. Mauldin Greenville, Pickens
14 Gene G. Hood Allendale, Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton, Jasper
15 Orrie E. West Georgetown, Horry
16 Harry A. Dest Union, York

Click on a County to see a Public Defenders List

Public Defenders
County Office Contact Info
Abbeville 864-229-9505
Aiken 803-642-1732
Allendale 803-943-7525
Anderson 864-260-4048
Bamberg 803-259-4455
Barnwell 803-259-4455
Beaufort 843-255-5001
Berkeley 843-899-2777
Calhoun 803-874-2100
Charleston 843-958-1850
Cherokee 864-487-6201
Chester 803-385-3232
Chesterfield 843-623-2286
Clarendon 803-774-6137
Colleton 843-549-1633
Darlington 843-398-4320
Dillon 843-774-7221
Dorchester 843-832-1621
Edgefield 864-852-9555
Fairfield 803-815-0796
Florence 843-665-3055
Georgetown 843-545-3671
Greenville 864-467-8522
Public Defenders
County Office Contact Info
Greenwood 864-229-9505
Hampton 803-943-7525
Horry 843-915-5385
Jasper 803-943-7525
Kershaw 803-425-1500
Lancaster 803-285-5585
Laurens 864-984-8807
Lee 803-774-6137
Lexington 803-957-8873
Marion 843-423-3303
Marlboro 843-479-5687
McCormick 864-852-9555
Newberry 803-276-4500
Oconee 864-638-3133
Orangeburg 803-536-4858
Pickens 864-898-5577
Richland 803-765-2592
Saluda 864-852-9555
Spartanburg 864-596-2561
Sumter 803-436-2424
Union 864-429-1687
Williamsburg 803-774-6137
York 803-628-3031