Alan Wilson was elected South Carolina’s Fifty-First Attorney General on November 2, 2010 and took office on January 12, 2011.
Prior to his election, Wilson spent his legal career as an Assistant Solicitor, an Assistant Attorney General, and as a civil litigator in private practice with Willoughby & Hoefer, P.A., in Columbia, SC
Growing up, Wilson’s parents, Joe and Roxanne, stressed the importance of service to all four of their sons. Each has achieved the rank of Eagle Scout and each presently serves our nation in uniform. Immediately following his graduation from Francis Marion University in 1996, Alan joined the South Carolina National Guard. And over the past fourteen years, Alan has been promoted to the rank of Major and received the Combat Action Badge for leading troops through enemy fire in Iraq.
A 2002 graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Law, Wilson began his legal career working for the late Judge Marc H. Westbrook before prosecuting crimes across South Carolina including violent crimes, white collar crime, public corruption, DUI, domestic violence and child abuse as both an Assistant Solicitor and as an Assistant Attorney General.
In 2009, Wilson left the Attorney General’s office and entered private practice as a civil litigator with the firm of Willoughby & Hoefer in Columbia, SC.
Alan Wilson Photo Today, in addition to serving as Attorney General, Wilson serves as a Judge Advocate General in the National Guard where he provides legal support for soldiers and assists in the prosecution military crimes.
Wilson and his wife, Jennifer, have two young children, Michael and Anna Grace.
This is Wilson’s third stint in the Attorney General’s Office. Previously, he served the office as a prosecution division intern under Charlie Condon and as an Assistant Attorney General under Henry McMaster.