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Commission on Judicial Conduct

The Commission on Judicial Conduct was created by Rule 502, South Carolina Appellate Court Rules, to investigate complaints of judicial misconduct and incapacity made against judges who are a part of the South Carolina unified court system. This 26 member Commission is made up of 14 judges, 4 attorneys, and 8 members of the general public.

The Chairman of the Commission on Judicial Conduct is The Honorable Thomas W. Cooper, Jr., a Circuit Court Judge of the Third Judicial Circuit. The Commission on Judicial Conduct's Vice-Chairman is The Honorable George M. McFaddin, Jr., a Family Court Judge of the Third Judicial Circuit in Sumter, South Carolina.

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Office of Disciplinary Counsel

Lesley M. Coggiola
Disciplinary Counsel

Barbara M. Seymour
Deputy Disciplinary Counsel

Office Location:
1015 Sumter Street
Suite 309
Columbia, South Carolina 29201
Telephone: (803) 734-2038
Fax: (803) 734-1964

Mailing Address:
Office of Disciplinary Counsel
Post Office Box 12159
Columbia, South Carolina 29211

Office of Commission Counsel

Deborah S. McKeown
Commission Counsel

1015 Sumter Street
Suite 305
Columbia, SC 29201

Commission on Lawyer Conduct
Barbara Hinson
Administrative Assistant

Telephone: (803) 734-2037
Fax: (803) 734-0363

Commission on Judicial Conduct
Karen Cordell
Administrative Assistant

Telephone: (803) 734-1965
Fax: (803) 734-0363