Public Defender Operational Changes Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

All Beaufort County Government buildings are currently closed to the public.

Please be advised that to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Beaufort County Public Defender’s Office has implemented a COVID-19 operations plan until further notice, upon the Governor’s State of Emergency in effect for South Carolina and due to the local COVID-19 outbreak.

THE BEAUFORT COUNTY PUBLIC DEFENDER’S MAIN OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC EXCEPT BY APPOINTMENT. THE OFFICE IS AVAILABLE BY TELEPHONE AND E-MAIL UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. PLEASE CONTACT YOUR ATTORNEY OR 843-255-5807 FOR ASSISTANCE.

Public Defender

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

JEFFREY STEPHENS

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