Republican for State House
Cody graduated from University of South Carolina School of Law in 2011 and distinguished himself as a member of the Moot Court, Order of Barristers, and Captain of the ABA National Moot Court team. He also served as Vice President of the University of USC Student Bar Association.
In addition to his civil practice, Cody served as a municipal court judge for the Town of Bethune, Town of Jefferson, Town of McBee, City of Bishopville, and City of Hartsville and a Major and military prosecutor in the South Carolina Army National Guard.
Cody’s awards include being named the 2016 Presbyterian College Outstanding Young Alumnus and 2017 University of South Carolina School of Law Compleat Lawyer Award. He’s also received the Army Commendation Medal with bronze oak leaf cluster, Army Achievement Medal with bronze oak leaf cluster, Army Reserve Components Achievement Ribbon, National Defense Ribbon, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon, and the Army Parachutist Badge.
Cody is a member of the American Bar Association, South Carolina Bar, Darlington County Bar, South Carolina Association for Justice, American Association for Justice, and the South Carolina Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers. He formerly served as a member of the Board of Governors for the South Carolina Association of Justice, former Chairman for the South Carolina Bar Military & Veteran Law Section, former Board Member of the South Carolina Bar Foundation, former member for the Board of Directors of the South Carolina Appleseed Fund for Legal Justice, former member of the Executive Council of South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division, and former Chairman of the South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division Military Support Committee. He is also admitted to practice in all South Carolina State Courts, United States District Court of South Carolina, and United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.
Cody currently serves as a board member and volunteer legal counsel for the Darlington County Habitat for Humanity Board and South Carolina Lion Vision Services, and as a board member for Sandhills Medical Foundation. He serves as staff member for the American Legion’s annual Palmetto Boys State and judge advocate for the American Legion Department of South Carolina. He formerly served as President of the Bethune Lions Club and Zone Chair for Zone Five of the South Carolina Lions District 32-C. He is a member of the Hartsville Rotary Club, Hartsville Kiwanis Club, Lynchwood AFM Lodge No. 197, Bethune Lions Club, and Harmony Baptist Church. He is also a life member of the National Rifle Association.