Probate Judge Amy McCulloch
Judge Amy McCulloch graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology in 1987. She attended the University of South Carolina School of Law, graduating in May of 1990. She was admitted to the South Carolina Bar in November of 1990.
Judge McCulloch began her legal career clerking for Judge Tom Ervin, State Circuit Judge and Judge William Catoe, Federal Magistrate. In 1991, she became an Assistant Solicitor for Richland County. She remained at the Richland County Solicitor's Office, supervising other attorneys and prosecuting cases, until December of 1996.
Prior to her election as the Probate Judge for Richland County in November of 1998, Judge McCulloch had been in private practice with her husband, Joe McCulloch. During this time, she handled a general practice, including probate matters, personal injury, and worker's compensation while managing the firm. Judge McCulloch was also an Adjunct Professor at the University of South Carolina and Midlands Technical College teaching courses in business law, civil law, criminal law, and ethics.
Judge McCulloch was sworn in as the Richland County Probate Judge in January of 1999. Since that time, she has created a web site for the Richland County Probate Court allowing public access to information and forms needed to probate estates through the Internet. She served as President of the South Carolina Association of Probate Judges from October of 2003 through 2004. She is also a member of the South Carolina Association of Counties and the National College of Probate Judges.
Judge McCulloch has been an instructor for the South Carolina Court Administration, Mandatory School for Magistrates and for the South Carolina Bar Bridge the Gap mandatory sessions for new lawyers. She serves on the Board for Midlands Technical College Legal Division.