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Sen. Gerald Malloy

Commissioner Appointed by Committee Chairman, SC Senate Judiciary Committee Representative

512 Gressette Building
Columbia, SC  29202


  • South Carolina Bar
  • United States District Court, District of South Carolina


  • University of South Carolina, Bachelor of Science degree, 1984
  • University of South Carolina School of Law, Juris Doctor degree, 1988

Senator Malloy has served on the SC Commission on Indigent Defense since July, 2005.  Pursuant to the SC Indigent Defense Act of 2007 he was reappointed to the newly re-formed Commission by the Chairman of the SC Senate Judicairy Committee, Sen. Glenn F. McConnell, as the Judiciary Committee's representative.

Sen. Malloy represents Senate District 29, consisting of Chesterfield, Darlingon, Lee, and Marlboro Counties.  He has served in the SC Senate since November 5, 2002, when he was first elected to fulfill the unexpired term of the late Sen. Edward E. Saleeby.  He was subsequently re-elected to a full 4 year term in November, 2004.

Sen. Malloy was the principal sponsor of Senate Bill 446, which became the SC Indigent Defense Act of 2007. 

He is a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee; and chairs the Senate Task Force on Criminal Justice.  He is also a member of the Joint Task Force on Criminal Domestic Violence.

Born in Chesterfield County on October 26, 1961, the son of John A. and Geraldine Malloy, he is an attorney and maintains an active practice in Hartsville.  He  is married to Davita McFarland, and they have four (4) children, Donovan, Jonathan, Jordan and Morgan.

He is a past president of the S.C. Trial Lawyers Association and served on the S.C. Supreme Court Committee on Lawyer Conduct from 1996 until 2002.  He has served on lthe Judicial Qualifications Committee of the SC Bar and as the 4th Judicial Circuit representative for the Young Lawyers Divison of the SC Bar.  He was honored by the SC Public Defender Association as its 2007 Legislator of the Year.

Sen. Malloy has chaired the Harsville Recreation Commission, and is a foremer President of the Hartsville Northern Yourth Baseball League.  He served on the Hartsville Downtown Development Board and helped establish the Butler Heritage Foundation.  He is a member of the Lions Club, Omega Psi Phi, the University of S.C. Alumni Board, the Governors School for Science & Math Foundation "Board, and the Darlington County  Public Defender Board.  He is  a member of the Board of Trustees of Jerusalem Baptist Church where he is also sings in the Jerusalem Men's Ensemble.