Daniel Coble

Associate Chief Magistrate Judge Daniel Coble

Daniel Coble serves as an Associate Chief Magistrate Judge full time in Richland County’s Central Court on Decker Boulevard in Richland County. Prior to that he worked as a prosecutor with the 5th Circuit Solicitor’s office and helped create Columbia’s inaugural homeless court.

Coble was initially one of seven candidates vying for Manning’s seat last year, but six dropped out when it became evident he would win. Coble credits John Courson and Leigh Leventis with helping him secure this opportunity.

Early Life and Education

Daniel Coble was raised in a family of politicians. His father, Bob Coble, served on Columbia City Council for many years and was elected mayor five times; additionally he also held positions such as state senator and member of Congress.

Coble went on to earn his degrees from Clemson University with a degree in economics and later graduated with his Juris Doctorate from University of South Carolina School of Law. In 2012 he joined Dan Johnson’s solicitor’s office.

Coble takes great pleasure in his legal work but also devotes his energy and enthusiasm to helping people recover their feet after experiencing difficulty. He is committed to mental health awareness and works closely with the Homeless Court, making him an invaluable member of his community and esteemed by those who know him well.

Professional Career

Coble earned his Bachelor’s in Economics with a minor in Political Science from Clemson University before receiving his Juris Doctorate from USC. Active within the legal community, Coble serves on three committees for the South Carolina Bar: publications, ethics advisory and practice and procedure committees as well as volunteering for 1L mentoring programs and participating in mock trial competitions with USC law students.

South Carolina candidates vying for judgeship elections conduct discreet lobbying efforts against all 170 members of its General Assembly to gain support from them, which allows contested races to settle prior to voting day. Seven candidates filed for Manning’s seat but six withdrew when it became evident that Coble would win.

Achievement and Honors

He enjoyed attending his children’s ballgames, dance recitals, beauty pageants, & supporting the Gamecock Radio Men’s Basketball Team in his free time. He had two sons, three granddaughters, & two great-grandsons to keep him company.

Coble also participated in volunteering efforts through Homeless Court, for which Columbia City Council honored him on July 18 with Daniel Coble Day.

Coble serves as magistrate judge and is responsible for handling both criminal and civil cases. An active member of the legal community, Coble serves on three committees including publications, ethics advisory, practice & procedure and 1L mentoring program as well as many outreach groups combining both his passions of public service and law in his work.

Personal Life

Coble manages his busy job as magistrate with great efficiency, striving to return every call and email promptly while simultaneously setting aside time for relaxing with good books or listening to Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “Californication.” An active member of South Carolina Bar, Coble is on three committees: publications; ethics advisory and practice and procedure.

Coble was previously the city’s inaugural homeless court coordinator. Working alongside Nelson Mullins of the Public Defender Office and Chief Municipal Judge Dana Turner to create this innovative new program, Coble credits his success to teamwork and work ethic – giving him insight into a different side of legal proceedings.

Net Worth

As mayor of Columbia, Coble made substantial investments in downtown revitalization – such as Gervais Streetscaping and opening a Columbia Art Museum – as part of his mandate as mayor. These efforts helped the population increase by 27%.

Coble was elected to the 5th Circuit seat and has remained active in legal community ever since, serving on SC Bar’s publication, ethics, practice & procedure and 1L mentor programs as well as sitting on its publication committee and ethics committees and volunteering as 1L mentor program mentor. Additionally he serves on board of University of South Carolina Center for Child & Family Advocacy board as well as mock trial judge at USC.

Coble has consistently supported legislation designed to support agriculture and has actively opposed any further regulation of tobacco to protect North Carolina’s planters. His strong positions on these issues have earned him recognition as an effective leader.

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