Judge Victor Rawl is a retired 9th Circuit Court Judge and most recently served as chairman of the Charleston County Council, having been elected to council in 2008. As a Circuit Court Judge from 1991 to 2003, he presided over thousands of Criminal and Civil Court cases throughout the State of South Carolina.
Judge Rawl was also elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives four times and served from 1977 to 1978 and from 1980 to 1986, for a total of eight years. From 1980 to 1986, Judge Rawl worked on the State Reorganization Commission, S.C. Housing Authority, and S.C. Prison Overcrowding Project. He also served on the Workers Compensation Commission for four years deciding worker's compensation cases.
Judge Rawl was an officer in the S.C. National Guard for twenty-six years. He rose to the rank of Lt. Colonel, serving as a Judge Advocate. He was in private law practice 1973 to 1986, and he worked as a criminal prosecutor in 1976. He earned his law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law and his undergraduate degree from the College of Charleston.
Judge Rawl was appointed to the CCPL Board of Trustees in January 2021.