Second Judicial Circuit Public Defender

Aiken Office
211 York Street, NE
Aiken, SC  29802
(803) 642-1732

Bamberg Office
Bamberg County Courthouse
2959 Main Highway
Bamberg, SC 29003

Barnwell Office
Barnwell County Courthouse
141 Main Street
Barnwell, SC 29812
(803) 541-1129


The Public Defender's Office is a public entity whose financial support comes from the State of South Carolina and county governments. This office and its staff of attorneys provide necessary legal representation to low income citizens who are charged with crimes and are awaiting trial.  

De Grant Gibbons 
is the Circuit Public Defender for the Second Judicial Circuit in South Carolina. He is a 1988 graduate of Brigham Young University, receiving a B.S. in Business Management, and a 1991 graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Law. He has been a member of the South Carolina Bar since  1991. He is admitted to appear before the U.S. District Court and is also a staff member of the South Carolina Commission on Indigent Defense public defender training program. He was first appointed to his present position as Circuit Public Defender for the 2nd Judicial Circuit in South Carolina in 2008.