SCCID

The Commission

Governing Entity:

The Commission on Indigent Defense is comprised of 13 members:

  • 9 who are appointed by the Governor:
    • 1 representative from each of the four Judicial Regions
    • 5 representatives from the S.C. Bar
  • 2 retired judges, including a retired circuit judge and either a retired family court judge or a retired appellate judge, appointed by the Chief Justice of the S.C. Supreme Court
  • 1 representative of the House Judiciary Committee
  • 1 representative of the Senate Judiciary Committee, appointed by their respective Committee Chairman

The Chairman of the Commission on Indigent Defense is elected by the Commission from its membership for a two-year term.

 

AppointeePosition
Judge (Ret'd) M. Duane Shuler
T: 843-355-2800
F: 843-355-2802
Commissioner
Appointed by the Chief Justice
D. Ashley Pennington
T: 843-958-1850
F: 843-958-1860
Public Defender
Appointed by Governor
Ashlin B. Potterfield, Esq.
T: 803-376-2001
F: NA
Commissioner (Family Law)
Appointed by Governor
Harry A. Dest, Esq.
T: 803-628-3031
F: 803-628-3054
Public Defender
Appointed by Governor
Douglas S. Strickler, Esq.
T: 803-765-2592
F: 803-748-5018
Public Defender
Appointed by Governor
Sen. Gerald Malloy
T: 803-212-6148
F: (843)332-4646
SC Senate Judiciary
Committee Representative
Rep. G. Murrell Smith
T: 803-778-2471
F: 803-734-3042
SC House Judiciary
Committee Representative
Judge (Ret'd) Edward B. Cottingham
T: 843-479-5617
F: 843-479-1307
Commissioner
Appointed by the Chief Justice
Jack D. Howle, Jr.
T: 803-774-6138
F: 803-774-6136
Public Defender
Appointed by Governor
Yvonne Murray-Boyles
T: 803-252-2064
F: 803-765-0167
Criminal Law
Appointed by Governor
John Nichols
T: 803-779-7599
F: NA
Commissioner (General Law)
Appointed by Governor
Walker Willcox
T: 843-664-3373
F: 843-662-1342
Commissioner (General Law)
Appointed by Governor