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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
John Nichols
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Chairman
Commissioner (General Law)
Appointed by Governor
Mark A. Leiendecker
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Vice Chairman - Commissioner (Public Defender) Appointed by Governor
Walker Willcox
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Commissioner (General Law)
Appointed by Governor
Fielding Pringle
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Commissioner (Public Defender) Appointed by Governor
Scott Floyd
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Commissioner (Public Defender) Appointed by Governor
B.J. Barrowclough
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Commissioner (Public Defender) Appointed By Governor
William N. Epps, Jr.
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Commissioner (Criminal Law) Appointed by Governor
Judge (Retired) A.E. Morehead, III
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Commissioner Appointed by Chief Justice
Ashlin B. Potterfield, Esq.
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Commissioner (Family Law)
Appointed by Governor
Judge (Ret'd) Thomas W. Cooper, Jr.
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Commissioner
Appointed by the Chief Justice
Yvonne Murray-Boyles
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Commissioner (Criminal Law) Appointed by Governor
Sen. Gerald Malloy
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Commissioner Appointed by Committee Chairman,
SC Senate Judiciary Committee Representative
Rep. Wallace H. "Jay" Jordon, Jr.
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Commissioner Appointed by Committee Chairman,
SC House of Representatives Judiciary Committee Representative