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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
Megan Ehrlich
T: 843-958-1850
F: 843-958-1865
Chief Public Defender
W. Ted Smith
T: 843-958-1850
F: 843-958-1860
Deputy Public Defender
Karen Barker
T: 843-958-1850
F: 843-958-1860
Assistant Public Defender
Caroline Bickley
T: 843-958-1850
F: 843-958-1860
Assistant Public Defender
Stephen M. Bowden
T: 843-958-1850
F: 843-958-1860
Assistant Public Defender
Kaitlin M Cornwell-Goulooze
T: 843-958-1850
F: 843-958-1860
Assistant Public Defender
Taylor H Currin
T: 843-958-1850
F: 843-958-1860
Assistant Public Defender
Nicholas G. D'Angelo
T: 843-958-1850
F: 843-958-1860
Assistant Public Defender
Brendan M. Daniels
T: 843-958-1850
F: 843-958-1860
Assistant Public Defender
Rodney D. Davis
T: 843-958-1850
F: 843-958-1860
Assistant Public Defender
Helen R. Dovell
T: 843-958-1850
F: 843-958-1860
Assistant Public Defender
Tola A. Familoni
T: 843-958-1850
F: 843 958-1860
Assistant Public Defender
Mary Ford
T: 843-958-1850
F: 843-958-1865
Assistant Public Defender
Tamara Green
T: 843-958-1850
F: 843-958-1860
Deputy Public Defender Family Court
Christopher Hamilton
T: 843-958-1850
F: 843-958-1860
Assistant Public Defender
Alyssa R. Harmke
T: 843-958-1850
F: 843 958-1860
Assistant Public Defender
Jason T. King
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
Lyndsay Luthringer
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
Karla C. Martinez
T: 843-958-1850
F: 843-958-1860
Assistant Public Defender
Amanda H Monaco
T: 843-958-1850
F: 843-958-1860
Assistant Public Defender
Reed W. Mulbry
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
A. Peter Shahid, Jr.
T: 843-958-1850
F: 843-958-1860
Assistant Public Defender
Kelly Solar
T: 843-958-1850
F: 843-958-1860
Assistant Public Defender
J. Morgan Taylor
T: 843-958-1850
F: 843-958-1860
Assistant Public Defender
Cassandra L. Woosley
T: 843-958-1850
F: 843-958-1860
Assistant Public Defender