Public Defender

The Beaufort County Public Defender's Office is open to the public but continues to strongly encourage residents to conduct business online, through email, or over the phone whenever possible.

Anyone requiring in-person assistance from the Beaufort County Public Defender's Office is asked to make an appointment with their attorney before coming to help minimize the number of visitors at any given time. If you need immediate assistance please call (843) 255-5807.

Anyone visiting a Beaufort County building is required to wear a face-covering while in the building.  

In the interest of preventing further spread of COVID-19, the County is operating according to public health guidelines put forth by DHEC and the CDC.

All buildings will close to the public at 4:30 p.m. each day for disinfecting.

Beaufort County Public Defender's Office

  • Main Number: (843) 255-5805
  • Front Desk: (843) 255-5807
  • Fax Number: (843) 255-9494

LAUREN CARROWAY

  • 14th Circuit Deputy/ Beaufort County Chief Public Defender
  • Office: (843) 255-5814
  • Cell: (843) 812-8325
  • Email: lcarroway@bcgov.net

CHRISTY COMPTON-ESTRADA

TERESA YOUNG

COURTNEY GIBBES

  • Public Defender 
  • Office: (843) 255-5818
  • Cell: (843) 929-9993
  • Email: cgibbes@bcgov.net

BRITTANY HOLMES

MELISSA DUQUE

PHILIP RIOS

  • Public Defender
  • Office: (843) 255-5809
  • Cell: (843) 812-2823
  • Email: prios@bcgov.net

JENNIFER WILLIAMS

TIMOTHY BALL

MICHAEL MALONIS

Beaufort County Municipal Court Division
  • Main Number: (843) 255-5823
  • Fax: (843) 255-9494

LATICIA PERRY

  • Legal/ Administrative Assistant for Beaufort, Bluffton and Port Royal Municipal Courts
  • Office: (843) 255-5823
  • Cell: (843) 941-8747
  • Email: laticia.perry@bcgov.net

DAVID BARTHOLOMEW

  • Public Defender for Beaufort, Bluffton and Port Royal Municipal Courts
  • Office: (843) 255-8524
  • Cell: (843) 941-8758
  • Email: david.bartholomew@bcgov.net
Fourteenth Circuit Public Defender's Office - Juvenile Division 

TRENA PATTERSON

KIMBERLY JORDAN

  • Public Defender 
  • Office: (843) 255-5815
  • Cell: (843) 812-8319
  • Email: kjordan@bcgov.net

EVE FLEMING

ROBERT "BOB" HARRIS

  • Juvenile & Violent Crimes Investigator 
  • Office: (843) 255-5813
  • Email: rharris@bcgov.net
Fourteenth Circuit Public Defender's Office - Circuit Office
  • Main Number: (843) 255-5000
  • Fax Number: (843) 255-9493 

STEPHANIE SMART-GITTINGS

  • Fourteenth Circuit Public Defender
  • Office: (843) 255-5000

AMBER ADAMS

  • Executive Assistant for the
  • Fourteenth Circuit Public Defender
  • Office: (843) 255-5821
  • Email: aadams@bcgov.net

14th CIRCUIT PUBLIC DEFENDER'S OFFICE - VIOLENT CRIMES DIVISION

TRASI CAMPBELL

  • Chief Defender
  • Violent Crimes Division 
  • Office: (843) 255-5808
  • Cell: (843) 812-6025
  • Email: trasic@bcgov.net

SHERA DREW

  • Legal/ Administrative Assistant
  • Violent Crimes Division
  • Cell: (843) 986-8412
  • Email: sdrew@bcgov.net