Hervery B.O. Young will be sworn in as the Circuit Public Defender for the 10th Judicial Circuit on February 21 at 5:00 p.m. at the Anderson County Court House. Circuit Judge Alexander S. Macaulay will preside and administer the oath of office. State Senator Gerald Malloy of Hartsville will deliver the keynote address. The ceremony is open to the public.
Young was nominated for the position by a panel of attorneys representing Anderson and Oconee Counties which comprise the 10th circuit. He was formerly an Assistant Federal Public Defender for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, Scranton Office, and also served as an Assistant Public Defender in Lexington County from 1995 until 2001. He is a graduate of Johnson C. Smith University with degrees in English and Mathematics, and received his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of South Carolina. He is a recipient of the South Carolina Bar Young Lawyer of the Year award, the SC Alpha Man of the Year, the Augustus Witherspoon Leadership Award and the Charles Greene Service Award of Merit. He and his wife Kia were married in 1994 and are the parents of a son, Brandon.