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There is nothing more satisfying to me than trying a case. Since I was a little kid my family always said I loved to talk and argue, so I guess that part of it comes naturally to me. But it’s really more than performance; it’s communication. I like trying to figure out ways to effectively communicate an idea or an argument to a group of people in such a way that they will understand it—and even more than that, in such a way that I’m more persuasive than the other person who’s trying to talk to them about the same idea.

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Litigation: 40%
  2. Wrongful Death: 20%
  3. Employment: 20%
  4. Personal Injury: 20%

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($300-400/hour), contingent (25-40%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Allison Peters Dunham

    Mr. Coggins' skills are superior. He has extensive trial experience including complex business litigation. He is zealous advocate for his clients.

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    Allison Dunham Family Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Donald. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.

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    Michael Waddington Military law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Harrison, White, Smith & Coggins, P.C.

178 W. Main St.
Spartanburg, SC, 29306

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
SCGood Standing198403/07/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Recognized as Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2016
Recognized as Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2015
Recognized as Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2014
Recognized as Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2013
Recognized as Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2012
Recognized as Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2011
Recognized as Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2010
Recognized as Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2009
Recognized as Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2008
Recognized as Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderHarrison, White, Smith & Coggins, PC2000 - Present
PartnerSmith & Coggins1993 - 1999
PartnerCummings, Smith & Coggins1986 - 1993
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
South Carolina Commission on Lawyer ConductMember2003 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1985 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember1985 - Present
South Carolina Association for JusticeMember1985 - Present
South Carolina Bar AssociationMember1984 - Present
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of South Carolina School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
Clemson UniversityEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1981