President Donald Trump nominates Quattlebaum, Coggins as federal judges for SC

A Greenville law partner was one of two Upstate men nominated by President Donald Trump to fill two vacant judgeships in South Carolina, the White House announced Thursday.

A. Marvin Quattlebaum, Jr. (1989) is a partner at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP in Greenville where he serves on the firm’s executive board. Quattlebaum specializes in product liability litigation, business litigation, and other civil litigation.

He served as president of the South Carolina Bar Association in 2011-12 and is a graduate of the South Carolina School of Law where he served as a member of the South Carolina Law Review.

Donald C. Coggins, Jr. (1984), an attorney at  Harrison, White, Smith and Associates, P. C., based in Spartanburg, was also nominated Thursday. Coggins received his undergraduate degree from Clemson University and is a graduate of the South Carolina School of Law.

The pair would fill two vacancies on the roster of 15 judges.