Deborah Butcher graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1987 with a degree in Economics. She entered the University of South Carolina School of Law in 2002 and graduated in May 2005. Mrs. Butcher has worked with Protection and Advocacy for People with Disabilities, providing representation to defend individuals' civil rights under the ADA. She has also worked under a grant from the United States Department of Justice to provide representation for domestic abuse victims.
Mrs. Butcher has been in private practice since 2007 and has extensive experience with both criminal, family, and civil practice. She was employed full time and later maintained a contract as a public defender from 2007 until the beginning of 2013.
Over the years she has maintained leadership roles of fundraising, promotion, and development in various community projects benefiting the underprivileged and needs of her community. These projects included: Cypress after Five Concert Series, sponsored by Clarendon Memorial Hospital; Martian Army Community Hospital Auxiliary; Relay for Life, team captain; youth basketball coach; and considerable involvement in church and children’s school. She currently serves as a trustee for Historic Camden.