Byron Roberts

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General Counsel

Byron Roberts is the General Counsel for the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS). Roberts received his undergraduate degree from the University of South Carolina in 1989 and his Juris Doctorate from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1994.

Roberts began as a claims adjuster for Nationwide Insurance in the early 90s. In 1994, he became the Deputy General Counsel for the South Carolina Department of Corrections. Roberts moved to the South Carolina Attorney General's office in 1996 to become the Assistant Deputy Attorney General and Director of the Insurance Fraud Division.

He first came to SCDHHS and served as the Assistant General Counsel in 1998. He took a year away from the agency in 2008 to serve as the assistant director of Legal Affairs at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. Roberts returned to his previous position at SCDHHS in 2009 until becoming the agency's general counsel in 2012.

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