Solicitor Bio

Kevin Brackett is the Solicitor for the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit in South Carolina, comprised of York and Union counties. Kevin’s legal career began in 1991 and has been entirely devoted to prosecution.  He became the 16th Circuit Solicitor in 2006 through a Governor’s appointment and was elected by the people of York and Union counties in 2008, 2012, 2016, and again in 2020.

Kevin’s father, Dewey Brackett, was raised in Rock Hill, SC, but his military career took the family to the Far East for most of Kevin’s childhood. Kevin returned home to South Carolina after high school and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Government and International Studies from the University of South Carolina. Upon graduation from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1991, Kevin accepted a position with the 16th Circuit Solicitor’s Office.

Rising quickly through the ranks, Kevin became the Chief Deputy Solicitor for previous Solicitor Tommy Pope in 1995. He and Solicitor Pope made the 16th Circuit Solicitor’s Office the statewide leader in efficient and effective prosecution. This was accomplished by implementing innovative docket management methods in adult and juvenile courts that have since been replicated across the state. Kevin also implemented a powerful new case management software solution that enables the office to monitor case activity and crime trends across the circuit. Additionally, he has fully implemented one of the country’s few truly paperless case management systems, allowing for rapid information sharing throughout the circuit with law enforcement, defense attorneys, and the courts.

Kevin has tried many cases over his career but has concentrated on homicide cases, for the most part, since 1995. Kevin is a highly skilled trial attorney and a tough but fair prosecutor. His legal knowledge and good judgment are second to none. His accomplishments as a prosecutor were recognized statewide when he was named the South Carolina Prosecutor of the Year in 1998. He is respected among his peers as an innovator and a problem solver. Kevin has lectured nationally to numerous prosecution organizations on case management and the use of technology to enhance efficiency and has been asked to testify regarding legislation pending before the United States Senate. He currently serves on the South Carolina Prosecution Coordination Commission and is the past chairman.

Kevin and his wife, Susan, live in York County and have one child.

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