As a result of the retirement of Judge David R. Duncan, effective May 31, 2023, the transfer of cases currently assigned to Judge Duncan (approximately 4,275 cases) to the other judges will be completed afterhours on May 31, 2023. Thereafter, with some exceptions due to the respective judge’s conflict, the case assignments are as follows:
• Charleston Division – Judge Gasparini is assigned all cases.
• Greenville Division – Judge Burris is assigned all cases.
• Columbia Division:
o Judge Burris is assigned all cases from Aiken, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun, Chester, Darlington, Dillon, Edgefield, Lancaster, Lee, Marion, or Richland Counties (this constitutes counties where Chapter 13 cases are assigned to Trustee Mathews).
o Judge Gasparini is assigned all cases from Chesterfield, Fairfield, Florence, Kershaw, Lexington, Marlboro, Newberry, Orangeburg, Saluda, or Sumter Counties (this constitutes counties where Chapter 13 cases are assigned to Trustee Simmons-Beasley).
Please consult the May 15, 2023 announcement for related changes.
The judges and the Court will endeavor to avoid disruption resulting from this change and appreciate your patience during this time of transition. If you need further assistance, please contact 803-765-5436 and you will be directed to appropriate Court staff.