Boyd Young

Chief Attorney, SCCID- Capital Trial Division
Work 1330 Lady Street, Suite 401 Columbia SC 29201 TPI Attendance: June, 2003
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Boyd Young is the Director of the Capital Trial Division of the South Carolina Commission of Indigent Defense where he has practiced since 2008.  He and his office, have successfully resolved over 50 capital cases through plea and trial.  Based on his devotion to his clients and his efforts in starting and leading statewide training, he was selected as the inaugural “Andrew David Grimes Public Defender of the Year” for 2015.

From 2005-2008, Boyd was a trial attorney with the Georgia Capital Defender Office in Atlanta, Ga. where he defended people accused of capital murder throughout the State of Georgia. While at the Georgia Capital Defender Office he was featured in a series of articles published by the McClatchy Newspapers written by Steven Henderson.  This series was later turned into a PBS documentary titled “Death is Different.”

Prior to joining the Georgia Capital Defender Office, Boyd was a public defender in Charleston, SC.

Boyd got his law degree in 1999 from South Carolina and his undergraduate degree from The Citadel in Charleston, SC.


Recent Teaching History

2019 Trial Practice Institute (July Session)
2018 Trial Practice Institute (July Session)
2017 Trial Practice Institute (July Session)
2016 Trial Practice Institute (July Session)
2015 Trial Practice Institute (July Session)