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Every person has the right to a fair trial. It is the law of our country that competent representation by an attorney is necessary to preserve this fundamental right. State and federal law provides that all persons have the constitutional right to be represented by an attorney if they have been accused of a crime and the punishment for that crime could be time in jail or prison. If that person is financially unable to hire an attorney, then the law provides that an attorney shall be appointed to represent them.

A Public Defender is appointed by the Court to represent defendants in criminal court who are financially indigent. All Public Defenders are attorneys who have been licensed to practice law in the state of South Carolina.

There are more than 200 Public Defenders serving those in need within our state.  For more information and for assistance, contact the Public Defender office for the county where you have been charged with the crime.

Public Defenders by Counties Served

Click on County to see Public Defenders List

NamePosition
D. Ashley Pennington
T: 843-958-1850
F: 843-958-5149
Circuit Public Defender
Lorelle Proctor
T: 843-958-1850
F: 843-958-1860
Chief Public Defender
Rhett C. Dunaway
T: 843-958-1850
F: 843-958-1860
Deputy Public Defender
Annie Andrews
T: 843-958-1850
F: 843-958-1860
Assistant Public Defender
Karen Barker
T: 843-958-1850
F: 843-958-1860
Assistant Public Defender
Jessica L. Birt
T: 843-958-1850
F: 843-958-1860
Assistant Public Defender
Morgan E. Cleary
T: 843-958-1850
F: 843-958-1860
Assistant Public Defender
Charles W. Cochran
T: 843-958-1850
F: 843-958-1860
Assistant Public Defender
Tamara J. Coppinger
T: 843-958-1850
F: 843-958-1860
Assistant Public Defender
Megan Ehrlich
T: 843-958-1850
F: 843-958-1865
Assistant Public Defender
Mary Ford
T: 843-958-1850
F: 843-958-1865
Assistant Public Defender
Shirene C. Hansotia
T: 843-958-1850
F: 843-958-1860
Assistant Public Defender
Patricia A. Kennedy
T: 843-958-1850
F: 843-958-1860
Senior Public Defender
Jason T. King
T: 843-958-1850
F: 843-958-1860
Assistant Public Defender
Susannah R. Knox
T: 843-958-1850
F: 843 958-1860
Assistant Public Defender
John J. Kozelski
T: 843-958-1850
F: 843-958-1860
Assistant Public Defender
Ben Lewis
T: 843-958-1850
F: 843 958-1860
Assistant Public Defender
Michael R. Loignon
T: 843-958-1850
F: 843 958-1860
Assistant Public Defender
Benjamin A Mack
T: 843-958-1850
F: 843-958-1860
Assistant Public Defender
Luke J. Malloy, III
T: 843-958-1850
F: 843-958-1860
Assistant Public Defender
Teresa L. Norris
T: 843-958-1850
F: 843 958-1860
Special Assistant Public Defender
Tamara Van Pala
T: 843-958-1850
F: 843-958-1860
Assistant Public Defender
Maryellen Rankin
T: 843-958-1850
F: 843-958-1860
Assistant Public Defender
Martha Kent Runey
T: 843-958-1850
F: 843-958-1860
Assistant Public Defender
Taylor J. Seman
T: 843-958-1850
F: 843 958-1860
Assistant Public Defender
A. Peter Shahid, Jr.
T: 843-958-1850
F: 843-958-1860
Assistant Public Defender
Nicholas G. Smit
T: 843-958-1850
F: 843-958-1860
Assistant Public Defender
W. Ted Smith
T: 843-958-1850
F: 843-958-1860
Assistant Public Defender
Kelly Solar
T: 843-958-1850
F: 843-958-1860
Assistant Public Defender
P. Daniel Summa
T: 843-958-1850
F: 843 958-1860
Assistant Public Defender
John (Tim) T. Taylor
T: 843-958-1850
F: 843-958-1860
Assistant Public Defender
Cassandra Woosley
T: 843-958-1850
F: 843-958-1860
Assistant Public Defender