Gammons, Debra

Director of the Office of Diversity Initiatives and Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law


Debra J. Gammons joined the Charleston School of Law Faculty in 2009 as the acting director of diversity initiatives and a visiting professor.

Prior to joining the Charleston School of Law, Gammons served as assistant city attorney for Greenville, S.C., and was in private practice until joining the City Attorney’s Office. As assistant city attorney, Gammons prosecuted criminal cases and defended the city of Greenville when it was sued.

Before moving to Greenville, Gammons served as an assistant solicitor for the Ninth Judicial Circuit in Charleston.

While at the College of Charleston, Gammons was student government president and president of the Peer Mentor Association. While at the University of South Carolina School of Law, she served as president of the Student Bar and associate justice of the Moot Court Bar and was also a member of the Craven Moot Court Team.

Gammons serves on the S.C. Supreme Court Commission on Lawyer Conduct and is a member of the S.C. Bar House of Delegates. She has taught “Law and Society” at the S.C. Governor’s School at the College of Charleston since 1993. She is a past member of the Board of Trustees of the College of Charleston, the S.C. Bar Board of Governors, and a past president of the Greenville County Bar Association. Until her move back to Charleston, Gammons served as judge for Youth Court and regional coordinator for the S.C. Bar High School Mock Trial Competition; Gammons was on the Crime Stoppers Board and the Greenville Technical College Paralegal Advisory Board.

Course Interests/Research/Teaching Areas

  • Constitutional Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Trial Advocacy


J.D. University of South Carolina School of Law, 1997 B.S. College of Charleston, 1992

Contact Info

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