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Daniel Coble is dedicated to providing both a personal and professional experience when handling your case.  Whether you've been charged with a crime or injured in an accident, Daniel believes you deserve justice and a fair hearing.


Daniel Coble was a Magistrate Judge for Richland County from 2017-2021

Coble Law Group, LLC

Experience that Matters

Serving as the Associate Chief Magistrate Judge for Richland County was one of the greatest honors of Daniel's career.  He saw first hand the problems facing defendants and how confusing and tough the justice system can be.  He also learned how to think like a judge and what to look for in your case.  

Over his career as a Magistrate and Municipal Judge, Daniel handled thousands of cases and presided over hundreds of trials.  As a prosecutor, Daniel worked with local law enforcement to prosecute hundreds of cases and learn first hand how to work inside the criminal justice system.

Our Team


Daniel M. Coble

Daniel Coble was born and raised in Columbia, South Carolina.  He attended public schools growing up in Columbia.  He received his undergraduate degree from Clemson University in Economics.  After college, Daniel attended University of South Carolina School of Law where he received his law degree.

After graduation, Daniel worked as a prosecutor for the Fifth Circuit Solicitor's Office.  He was appointed as a Richland County Magistrate Judge in 2017 where he served full time at Central Court on Decker Boulevard until 2021.

Daniel is married and has a young daughter and a Yellow Lab, Jack.  In his spare time, Daniel enjoys spending time with his family, deer hunting, and reading historical fiction novels and autobiographies.

Daniel is the founder and editor of the legal resource Everyday/Evidence.

Bar Admissions

South Carolina

U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina


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Marketing & Business Development Coordinator

Will Swinney

Will is from Clemson, SC and a current MBA candidate at Clemson University. He received his degree from Clemson University in May 2021 in Marketing. Will has interned for Adobe Academy where he learned about sales and customer relations. As a current student-athlete, Will has been a four-time ACC Honor Roll selection (2017-20), a William V. Campbell Trophy semifinalist, and selected for the 2020 All-ACC Academic Team.


Whether it is social media, digital marketing, or brand awareness, small businesses today have a multitude of options in reaching clients and growing their book of business, and we are excited for Will's service.

In the News

Alex Murdaugh’s lawyers request preliminary hearing in insurance fraud case. What to know

September 24, 2021
The State Newspaper

 However, cases can also be “remanded down” — reduced to a lesser offense — or dismissed at a preliminary hearing, said Daniel Coble, a Columbia attorney and former Richland County magistrate who wrote a book on preliminary hearings published by the S.C. Bar.

Published Books, Articles, & Essays
by Daniel Coble

Published Books

Pocket Prelims: A guide book to preliminary hearings in South Carolina (S.C. Bar Publications, 2019) [www]

Florida Rules of Evidence: Annotated for State and Federal Court (Lawyers & Judges Publishing, 2020) [www] (Forthcoming: South Carolina Rules of Evidence and Texas Rules of Evidence)

Precedents: Annotated and Abridged Cases from the Supreme Court 1793-2019 (Submitted for publication)

Self-Published Books

Deconstructing the DUI:  A guide book to DUI law in South Carolina, 2nd Ed. (Independently published 2021) [www]

Federal Rules of Evidence: An Introduction to Trial Evidence (Harvard Law School’s Library Innovation Lab H2O, 2020) [www]

Federal Rules of Evidence: Annotated for the Fourth Circuit (Independently published 2018) [www]

South Carolina Rules of Evidence: Annotated (Independently published 2019) [www]

Search and Seizure in South Carolina (Independently published 2021) [www]

Everyday Evidence: State Court (Independently published 2018) [www]

Everyday Evidence: Federal Court (Independently published 2018) [www]

Traffic Court in South Carolina: Offenses and Definitions (Independently published 2018) [www]

Court Rules of South Carolina: A Compilation of Legal Rules 2020 (Independently published 2020) [www]

Published Articles, Essays, and Book Reviews

What's in a Name, Anyway? Daubert/Council and Expert Testimony S.C. Lawyer (September 2021) [www]

Ever Evolving Evidence S.C. Lawyer (September 2020) [www]

@Posner_Thoughts - The Verified Account: A Review of Judge Posner’s The Federal Judiciary: Strengths and Weaknesses 41 La Verne L. Rev. 2 (2020)

Not Your Scalia’s Textualism JOTWELL (July 9, 2019) (reviewing Jeffrey Bellin, Fourth Amendment Textualism, Mich. L. Rev. (2019), available at SSRN) [www]

A Prosecutor’s Credo, Robed Oracles, and Gideon’s Angels: A Review of Doing Justice Harv. L. & Pol'y Rev. Notice and Comment Blog (May 28, 2019) [www]

Discretionary Life Sentences for Juveniles: Resolving the Split Between the Virginia Supreme Court and the Fourth Circuit 75 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. Online 101 (2019) [www]

The Time in Between: A Response to A Theory of Civil Problem-Solving Courts 67 Buff. L. Rev. D1 (2019) [www]

Severing the Severability Doctrine: Why It’s Time the Supreme Court Finally Acknowledges, Clarifies, and Severs this Doctrine 88 UMKC L. Rev. (2020)

Permissible Inference or Impermissible Burden Shift: How the Supreme Court Could Decide State v. Glover Washburn L.J. Blog (Mar. 18, 2019) [www]

Following Friendly or Running to Rehnquist? A Review of Joan Biskupic’s “The Chief” 52 Ind. L. Rev. Blog (April 19, 2019) [www]

Heart-Wrenching, Yet Hopeful: A Review of Judge William Alsup’s ‘Won Over’  The Recorder on (April 5, 2019) [www]

I Recommend: Theodore Roosevelt for the Defense Judicature Bolch Judicial Institute, Duke Law School (May,2020) [www]

Chasing the Chiefs: A Review of "The Chief Justices" by Daniel A. Cotter Everyday Evidence Legal Blog (May 13, 2019) [www]

A Letter from the Editor: When Can a Judge Write? 1 Cts. & Just. L.J. 9 (2019) [www]

Presentations & CLEs
by Daniel Coble

Richland County Bar Association, Annual Ethics CLE: Virtual Courts and Ethical Dilemmas (presented with former Chief Justice Costa Pleicones) (October 2021)

2021 SCSCJA Judge’s Seminar: Guilty Pleas (September 2021)

2021 SCSCJA Judge’s Seminar: Ethics: Judges and Social Media (September 2021)

Daubert/Council & Expert Testimony:  CLE – S.C. Bar (August 2021)

The Legal Bench Podcast:  "Judge Speaks on Rules of Evidence" (June 2021)

2021 Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Stalking and Harassment Training by the S.C. Attorney General's Office: Restraining Orders in Magistrate Court (May 2021)

Understanding Evidentiary Issues: Court Education (July 2021)

Judicial Canon 3: Court Education (July 2021)

Guilty Pleas: Court Education (May 2021)

Bond Court: Court Education (May 2021)

Midlands Mediation Center, Guest Speaker: MMC Spring Training 2021

Ethics and Professionalism: Effective Relationships with the Court, Opposing Counsel, & Pro Se Litigants: CLE - S.C. Bar (April 2021)

Magistrate Court Series: Richland County Central Court: CLE - S.C. Bar (April 2021)

Residential Landlord Tenant Act: CLE - S.C. Bar (April 2021)

South Carolina Trial Evidence in Magistrate Court: CLE - S.C. Bar (April 2021)

Driving Under the Influence: DUI in Magistrate Court: CLE - S.C. Bar (April 2021)

Fourth Amendment: Search and Seizure Law in Magistrate Court: CLE - S.C. Bar (April 2021)

Stanford Legal Design Lab, Justice by Design, Panelist (April 2021)

Orientation School for Magistrates and Municipal Judges: Claim & Delivery (March 2021)

Midlands Mediation Center, Guest Speaker: MMC Winter Training 2020

Ever Evolving Evidence:  CLE – S.C. Bar (August 2020)

No-Knock Search Warrants:  CLE – S.C. Bar (June 2020)

2020 SCSCJA Staff Seminar: Evidence (Postponed due to COVID-19)

2020 It’s All a Game: Top Trial Lawyers Tackle Evidence: Evidence in Magistrates Court: CLE - S.C. Bar (February 2020)

South Carolina Impaired Driving Assessment: Adjudication of DUI Cases (October 2019)

Leadership Columbia: South Carolina Judicial Systems (October 2019)

Midlands Tech, Guest Speaker: Judicial Systems CRJ 220 (September 2019)

A Guide to Prelims:  CLE – S.C. Bar (Fall 2019)

S.C. Victims’ Rights Week:  The Bond Hearing Process – A Creative Approach (April 2019)

South Carolina Bar Leadership Academy: Attorneys in Public Service (Running for Office) (March 2019)

Orientation School for Magistrates and Municipal Judges: Landlord/Tenant (March 2019)

Direct Examination Podcast:  Episode 3: Judge Daniel Coble (March 2019)

Midlands Tech, Guest Speaker: Judicial Systems CRJ 220 (October 2018)

2018 SCSCJA Judge’s Seminar: Discovery (Brady/Rule 5) (September 8, 2018)

S.C. Victims’ Rights Week:  A Walk Through the Criminal Justice System (April 2018)

2018 SCSCJA Staff Seminar: Criminal/Civil Trial Objections (March 2018)

Columbia Homeless Court Training, Panelist (December 2014)

Columbia Rotary Club, Guest Speaker: Columbia Homeless Court (June 2014)

Daniel literally wrote the book on

Preliminary Hearings

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No matter your situation, the Coble Law Group takes your case seriously.  You need an attorney who is a professional and understands how to treat your case with due diligence. Daniel believes in being responsive to all clients and working hard to achieve the best outcome.

Let Daniel put his years of experience on and off the bench to work for you.