The Office of the County Attorney provides the delivery and coordination of legal services for the County; processing and managing tort claims; handling County litigation through direct representation or coordination of retained counsel; prosecution of ordinance violations; court appearances; representation before regulatory agencies; processing public finance and economic development tax issues; attendance at conferences and meetings; legal opinions; legal research; drafting ordinances, resolutions, proclamations, contracts, leases and other legal documents; review and interpretation of Council rules; monitoring new legislation and compliance requirements. Provide representation for the County as employer and the Grievance Committee at Grievance proceedings. Provide legal consultation with County departments, Officials, and certain Boards and Commissions. Provide labor and employment advice on human resources. Involved professionally with the SC Bar, Laurens County Bar, SCAC and SCACA. The Office of the County Attorney is committed to providing the highest quality legal services in the most efficient and effective manner possible.

The mission of the County Attorney’s Office is to provide professional legal representation and advice for the County as an entity, members of County Council, Elected Officials and County Departments.

Sandy Cruickshanks, IV

County Attorney

County Attorney Sandy Cruickshanks, IV, has served as the Laurens County Attorney since 1993. He is a graduate of Presbyterian College (BS) and University of South Carolina School of Law, and was admitted to practice in 1973. Attorney Cruickshanks has served as President of South Carolina Association of County Attorneys, President of the Laurens County Bar Association, Chairman of SC Bar Association Government Law Section and currently serves as a member of the Executive Board of the Senior Law Division of the South Carolina Bar.  He is a distinguished lecturer on Freedom of Information, tax sales and many other topics. He is married to the former Rhonda Mills of Clinton. They have 3 children and 8 grandchildren.

100 Hillcrest Square | P O Box 445
Laurens, SC 29360

Clinton Office
P O Box 786
Clinton, SC 29325

Laurens Office Phone

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Office Hours: 9 AM – 5 PM / M – F