August 8, 2017: Donald C. Coggins, Jr., was nominated as a U.S. District Court Judge for South Carolina on Thursday, August 3, 2017. Coggins, of South Carolina, is currently a lawyer at the Spartanburg, S.C., law firm of Harrison, White, Smith and Coggins, P.C. The law practice focuses on general civil litigation in state and federal courts. Coggins was previously a partner at the Spartanburg law firm of Cummings, Smith and Coggins. Coggins received his law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law.