Duffie Stone is a career prosecutor. He began work in 1989 at South Carolina’s Richland County Solicitor’s Office, in Columbia. In 2006 he was elected solicitor of the 14th Judicial Circuit, in the SC low country, and has held the position continuously.
The 14th Circuit consists of 5 counties, 3,700 square miles and approximately 280,000 people. It includes Hilton Head Island, with over 2 million visitors annually, so the office handles a caseload of a much larger constituency. Stone oversees 30 prosecutors and 30 support staff. His office features an intelligence center, Career Criminal and Special Victims Units as well as a Family Justice Center with a Child Advocacy Center. Stone’s exposure to shared expertise and best practices among NDAA prosecutors has been the catalyst for significant improvements in his office.
Stone is only the second South Carolinian to be president of the National District Attorneys Association, the first being the late John R. Justice. In the Palmetto State, Stone chairs the SC Commission on Prosecution Coordination and the SC Domestic Violence Advisory Committee. He previously served on former Governor Nikki Haley’s Domestic Violence Task Force. He is a lifelong resident of South Carolina and a graduate of University of South Carolina School of Law, but his college sports allegiance is to his alma mater, Wofford College, and especially its Men’s Basketball Team. GO TERRIERS!
President-Elect – Nancy G. Parr, Chesapeake, VA
Chairman of the Board – Jonathan Blodgett, Salem, MA
Treasurer – Billy West, Jr., Fayetteville, NC
NDAA Executive Director
Nelson Bunn, Arlington, VA