Peter M. McCoy Jr. (born August 20, 1978) is an American attorney and politician. He serves as the interim United States Attorney for the District of South Carolina, and served as a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives from 2011 to 2020. He has been nominated by President Donald Trump to become, on a permanent basis, the U.S. Attorney for the District of South Carolina.
McCoy earned his Bachelor of Arts from Hampden–Sydney College and his Juris Doctor from Regent University School of Law.
McCoy was an Assistant Solicitor in the Ninth Circuit Solicitor's Office in Charleston. He currently is a partner at McCoy & Stokes in Charleston, South Carolina, where his practice focuses on criminal defense in both state and federal courts, as well as family, personal injury, and probate law.
South Carolina House of Representatives
From 2011 to 2020, McCoy served as a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives.
On February 26, 2020, President Donald Trump announced his intent to nominate McCoy to be the United States Attorney for the District of South Carolina.
On March 2, 2020, his nomination was sent to the United States Senate. His nomination is currently pending before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
On March 30, 2020, Attorney General Bill Barr appointed McCoy as the interim U.S. Attorney for the District of South Carolina.
McCoy lives with his wife and their three children, Mae Loflin, Lucy and Peter on James Island and is a member of Grace Episcopal Church where he teaches Sunday School for kindergartners.