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Wallis April Alves

Chief Public Defender

T: 803-642-1732
F: 803-642-1739
410 Barnwell Ave. NW
Aiken, SC  29801
Bamberg, Barnwell Counties


  • SC Bar 1992
  • US District Court for SC 1993


  • University of South Carolina School of Law 1992
  • University of South Carolina 1998

A regular  volunteer for the South Carolina Bar's pro bono programs, Ms. Alves works quarterly for the Ask-A-Lawyer program. In addition she has volunteered as a coach for Sandhills Middle School in the Bar's middle school mock trial program.

Ms. Alves serves on the Board of Directors for Brothers & Sisters of Aiken County, an organization that works to prevent juvenile delinquency among at-risk children.

She is also active in the Aiken chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sororiity, Inc. and has participated in numerous programs to benefit women and at-risk youth in the community through this organization.

  • SC Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • SC Trial Lawyers Association
  • National Legal Aid and Defender Association
  • National Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • SC Public Defenders Association