Former state GOP leader’s law license suspended

The state Supreme Court has suspended the law license of Todd Kincannon, the former general counsel and executive director of the South Carolina Republican Party, according to an order.

The order didn’t state the reason for the suspension. However, State Law Enforcement Division records show Kincannon was arrested in March on a domestic violence charge in Lexington County.

Kincannon also made news last year by saying victims of the Ebola virus should be “humanely put down” to control the disease.

The website for Kincannon’s law firm said he primarily handled campaign and election cases, constitutional litigation, complex civil litigation and appeals. “He also enjoys cases that have underlying scientific or technical issues,” it said.

The site said Kincannon represented campaigns and other political groups at all levels and previously served as a member of the Republican National Committee by proxy, and as chairman of the Simpsonville Election Commission. The Supreme Court order said Peyre Thomas Lumpkin would handle Kincannon’s client files.

Kincannon is originally from Simpsonville, according to his law firm’s website. He attended the University of South Carolina School of Law, where he was a member of the Law Review, the Order of the Barristers and the Moot Court.