In the United States, the Murdaugh family is a renowned legal family in the Lowcountry region of South Carolina.
From 1920 through 2006, three generations of the family served as solicitors (district attorneys), prosecuting all criminal cases in the state’s 14th circuit district, earning the five-county district the nickname “Murdaugh Country.”
In Hampton, South Carolina, the family also developed a nationally influential civil litigation law firm.
Several members of the Murdaugh family were involved in a fatal watercraft accident in 2019 amid allegations of special treatment.
Murdaugh Family History
Three Murdaugh family members served as solicitors for a five-county area of South Carolina’s Lowcountry region from 1920 to 2006.
The solicitor in South Carolina is in charge of prosecuting all criminal charges in the state, similar to the district attorney in other U.S. jurisdictions.
Allendale, Colleton, Hampton, Beaufort, and Jasper counties are all part of the 14th circuit district. It is the state’s only judicial circuit that spans five counties.
Murdaugh Net worth
Alex Murdaugh’s net worth is estimated to be in the millions of dollars. Alex is a well-to-do attorney from South Carolina.