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D. Ashley Pennington

Circuit Public Defender

T: 843-958-1850
F: 843-958-5149
101 Meeting Street, 5th Floor
Charleston, SC  29401-2214
Berkeley, Charleston Counties


  • SC Bar 1980
  • Illinois Bar 1984


  • University of South Carolina School of Law 1980 JD
  • College of Charleston 1977 BA

Named to Best Lawyers in America 2005-2007.

Awarded "Order of the Palmetto" by Governor Jim Hodges, June 2002

1998 President's Award- SC Criminal Defense Lawyers

1996 Gedney M. Howe, Jr. Award- Charleston County Bar Association

Founded the SC Crime Reduction Coalition (originally the Greater Charleston Prisoner Re-Entry Initiative), February 2006

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • American Bar Association