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Division of Appellate Defense

The Division of Appellate Defense represents defendants in criminal appeals to the South Carolina Supreme Court and Court of Appeals. The Division handles approximately 1000 appeals each year including virtually all of the death penalty appeals filed each year.

The South Carolina legislature created the original Office of Appellate Defense in 1979 to represent indigents convicted of criminal offenses on the appellate level. Appellate Defense became a division of the Commission on Indigent Defense when the legislature merged the two agencies in 2005.

The Division of Appellate Defense is administered by a Chief Attorney. The staff of the Division consists of additional attorneys and administrative staff. Attorneys employed by the Division may not engage in the private practice of law.

The Division of Appellate Defense

 

Public Defenders
County Attorney Contact Office
Richland Robert M. Dudek
Chief Appellate Defender
Tel: 803-734-1330
Fax: 803-734-1397
Email Contact
Columbia 
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Richland David Alexander
Appellate Defender
Tel: 803-734-1330
Fax: 803-734-1397
Email Contact
Columbia 
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Richland Wanda H. Carter
Deputy Chief Appellate Defender
Tel: 803-734-1330
Fax: 803-734-1397
Email Contact
Columbia 
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Richland Lara Caudy
Appellate Defender
Tel: 803-734-1330
Fax: 803-734-1397
Email Contact
Columbia 
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Richland LaNelle C. DuRant
Appellate Defender
Tel: 803-734-1330
Fax: 803-734-1397
Email Contact
Columbia 
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Richland Carmen Ganjehsani
Appellate Defender
Tel: 803-734-1330
Fax: 803-734-1397
Email Contact
Columbia 
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Richland Susan Hackett
Appellate Defender
Tel: 803-734-1330
Fax: 803-734-1397
Email Contact
Columbia 
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Richland Kathrine Haggard Hudgins
Appellate Defender
Tel: 803-734-1330
Fax: 803-734-1397
Email Contact
Columbia 
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Richland Robert M. Pachak
Appellate Defender
Tel: 803-734-1330
Fax: 803-734-1397
Email Contact
Columbia 
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Richland Ben Tripp
Appellate Defender
Tel: 803-734-1330
Fax: 803-734-1397
Email Contact
Columbia 
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