Judge Marvin I. Lawson, Probate Judge for Darlington County, S.C. was born in Darlington, S.C. in 1956. He is the son of the late Laurie Coke and the late Elizabeth Pearce Lawson. Judge Lawson graduated from St. John’s High School in Darlington in 1973. He is also a graduate of Francis Marion College receiving a B.A. with Honors in History in 1977.
He was elected Clerk of Court of Darlington County in 1980 and re-elected Clerk of Court without opposition in 1984, 1988, and 1992. He was appointed Probate Judge on September 9, 1994 and elected without opposition in 1994. Judge Lawson was reelected without opposition in 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2014. He won re-election to a seventh term as Probate Judge in 2018. He was President of the South Carolina Probate Judge’s Association from 2000-2001.
Judge Lawson married Brigette Rose Williams on August 8, 1990 and they have triplet daughters, Carolina, Elizabeth and Mary, born in 1997. He is a member of the St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Darlington where he serves on the Vestry and is an avid gardener.
Rm 208 Courthouse, 1 Public Sq
Darlington, SC 29532-3213
OFFICE: (843) 398-4310
FAX: (843) 398-4076