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SCCID Public Defenders - Richland County« Back

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

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NamePosition
Douglas S. Strickler
T: 803-765-2592
F: 803-748-5018
Circuit Public Defender
Fielding Pringle
T: 803-765-2592
F: 803-748-5018
Chief Public Defender
Jennifer Davis
T: 803-765-2592
F: 803-748-5018
Deputy Public Defender
J. Rhodes Bailey
T: 803-765-2592
F: 803-748-5018
Assistant Public Defender
Robert L. Bank
T: 803-765-2592
F: 803-748-5018
Assistant Public Defender
J. Taylor Bell
T: 803-765-2592
F: 803-748-5018
Assistant Public Defender
Nathaniel Paul Brady
T: 803-765-2592
F: 803-748-5018
Assistant Public Defender
Cheslyne Brighthop
T: 803-765-2592
F: 803-748-5018
Assistant Public Defender
Aleksandra B. Chauhan
T: 803-765-2592
F: 803-748-5018
Assistant Public Defender
Jonathan Comish
T: 803-765-2592
F: 803-748-5018
Assistant Public Defender
Meghan A. Eigenbrot
T: 803-765-2592
F: 803-748-5018
Assistant Public Defender
Rob Forney
T: 803-765-2592
F: 803-748-5018
Assistant Public Defender
Alicia D. Goode
T: 803-765-2592
F: 803-748-5018
Assitant Public Defender
Jessamine Grice
T: 803-765-2592
F: 803-748-5018
Assistant Public Defender
Lucas Hawks
T: 803-765-2592
F: 803-748-5018
Assistant Public Defender
Hannah C. Honeycutt
T: 803-765-2592
F: 803-748-5018
Assistant Public Defender
Sarah Jurick
T: 803-765-2592
F: 803-748-5018
Assistant Public Defender
Stephen F. Krzyston
T: 803-765-2592
F: 803-748-5018
Assistant Public Defender
Emily T. Kuchar
T: 803-765-2592
F: 803-748-5018
Assistant Public Defender
Madison Eston Marchant
T: 803-765-2592
F: 803-748-5018
Assistant Public Defender
Michael Mathison
T: 803-765-2592
F: 803-748-5018
Assistant Public Defender
Catherine Mubarak
T: 803-765-2592
F: 803-748-5018
Assistant Public Defender
Maisie Osteen
T: 803-765-2592
F: 803-748-5018
Assistant Public Defender
Tracy E. Pinnock
T: 803-765-2592
F: 803-748-5018
Assistant Public Defender
Constantine Pournaras
T: 803-765-2592
F: 803-748-5018
Assistant Public Defender
Jennie Lynn Rischbieter
T: 803-765-2592
F: 803-748-5018
Assistant Public Defender
Nathaniel Rouse
T: 803-765-2592
F: 803-748-5018
Assistant Public Defender
Adam S. Ruffin
T: 803-765-2592
F: 803-748-5018
Assistant Public Defender
Jessica Sturgill
T: 803-765-2592
F: 803-748-5018
Assistant Public Defender
John Tate
T: 803-765-2592
F: 803-748-5018
Assistant Public Defender
Tamika Thompson
T: 803-765-2592
F: 803-748-5018
Assistant Public Defender
Anastasia Walker
T: 803-765-2592
F: 803-748-5018
Assistant Public Defender
Kevin Whitfield
T: 803-765-2592
F: 803-748-5018
Assistant Public Defender
Rebecca S. Williams
T: 803-765-2592
F: 803-748-5018
Assistant Public Defender