Bob Coble: Lawyer with Nexsen Pruet, LLC

Bob Coble

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Columbia,  SC  U.S.A.
Phone803.771.8900

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Practice Areas

  • Administrative and Regulatory
  • Alternative Energy Law
  • Economic Development
  • Environmental, Administrative & Regulatory Law
  • Government Contracts
  • Health Care
  • Transportation
  • Hospitality Law
  • International
  • Public Policy & Governmental Affairs
  • Startups - Innovation Team
  • Hospitality & Tourism
  • Manufacturing
 
University University of South Carolina, B.A., 1975
 
Law SchoolUniversity of South Carolina, J.D., 1978
 
Admitted1978, South Carolina
 
Biography

Bob Coble practices in the areas of governmental representation at the federal, state and local levels, economic development and health care.

Mr. Coble co-chairs the firm's Public Policy and Governmental Affairs Practice Team. He was the former Mayor of the City of Columbia from 1990 until 2010.

Mr. Coble received his Juris Doctor cum laude from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1978.

Career Highlights

· Mayor of the City of Columbia, 1990 until June 2010

· USC Honorary Doctorate Degree of Laws

· Order of the Palmetto

· "Tootie" Williams Award (John W. Williams Distinguished Service Award)

· EngenuitySC Vision Award

· 2009 Woodrow Wilson Award for Leadership in Historic Preservation

· Named one of the Midlands "10 Most Fascinating People" by ABC Columbia News

· "Ambassador of the Year" - Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce

· Regional Leadership Award from the Central Midlands Council of Governments

· Knowledge Economist Award from the South Carolina Research Authority

· Richland School District One Hall of Fame Inductee

· USC Compleat Lawyer Platinum Award

· Richland County Council, 1985-1988

· Best Lawyers in America - Administrative/Regulatory Law, 2013

· "Legal Elite of the Midlands" - Governmental Affairs; Health Care, 2012

News

77 Nexsen Pruet Attorneys Named to the 2014 Edition of Best Lawyers in America®
Nexsen Pruet is pleased to announce that 77 attorneys have been named to Best Lawyers in America for 2014.

"Former Columbia Mayor Coble honored with plaza"
Nexsen Pruet attorney Bob Coble was honored in Columbia on June 3rd with the dedication of "Coble Plaza."

"Obamacare nullification bill on SC Senate agenda"
Nexsen Pruet attorney and former Mayor of Columbia, Bob Coble, talks to The State about the newly passed Obamacare and South Carolina's resistance to implementing the bill.

Bob Coble Speaks at Wall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Nexsen Pruet attorney, and former Mayor of Columbia, Bob Coble delivered the keynote address at the Columbia Housing Authority's 26th Annual Wall of Fame Induction Ceremony.

Bob Coble to Serve 2nd Term as Chair of Columbia World Affairs Council
The Columbia World Affairs Council has re-elected Nexsen Pruet member (partner) Bob Coble as its Chair.

"Hospitals could pay to expand Medicaid in SC"
"It would, essentially, be the health-care industry taxing itself to pay (it).It's something that will be on the table." Nexsen Pruet's Bob Coble on discussions about Medicaid expansion in South Carolina.

16 Nexsen Pruet Attorneys Listed in "Legal Elite of the Midlands" for 2012
Sixteen Nexsen Pruet attorneys have been listed in Columbia Business Monthly's 2012 "Legal Elite of the Midlands."

Nexsen Pruet Attorneys Named to the 2013 Edition of Best Lawyers in America®
Nexsen Pruet attorneys have been named to the Best Lawyers in America® list for 2013.

"The Midlands 10 Most Fascinating People: Mayor Bob Coble"
A special report from Columbia's WOLO Television names Nexsen Pruet attorney Bob Coble as one of "The Midlands 10 Most Fascinating People."

Veteran Attorneys Join Bob Coble; Nexsen Pruet Expands Public Policy & Governmental Affairs Group
Attorneys Harry Lightsey and Sally Rogers have joined Nexsen Pruet's Public Policy and Governmental Affairs Group. They will work closely with Bob Coble in the firm's Columbia offices.

"Making Bull Street 'authentic to Columbia'"
Nexsen Pruet attorney Bob Coble speaks to The State newspaper about plans to redevelop Bull Street in Columbia.

Bob Coble to Co-Chair Alternative Energy Group
Nexsen Pruet is pleased to announce that former Columbia Mayor, Bob Coble, will lead the firm's Alternative Energy Team along with Charleston attorney, Ric Tapp.

Bob Coble Elected Chair of Columbia World Affairs Council
The vote came at the group's annual meeting on Tuesday January 18, 2011.

Bob Coble Recognized with "Tootie" Williams Award
Coble, who served as Mayor of Columbia for 20 years, received the award at an event on Thursday evening, December 9th, at the Columbia Museum of Art. It is the highest recognition given by the Richland County Bar Association and recognizes "distinguished and meritorious service to the legal profession or to the public in professional related activities."

Bob Coble to Receive Honorary Doctorate from The University of South Carolina
Nexsen Pruet attorney Bob Coble will receive an honorary doctorate of laws at the University of South Carolina commencement ceremony on December 13th.

Former Governor and Assistant Commerce Secretary To Lead Public Policy & Government Affairs Practice
Nexsen Pruet is pleased to announce the expansion of its Public Policy & Government Affairs Practice into North Carolina. The practice will be led by former Governor James E. Holshouser, Jr. and Ernest Pearson.

Bob Coble Awarded Prestigious Order of The Palmetto
Bob Coble, a Member (partner) in Nexsen Pruet's Columbia office, has been awarded the Order of the Palmetto, the highest civilian honor given by the governor of South Carolina.

"Pure Power Technologies Celebrates the Inauguration of the Company's R&D Facility"
Nexsen Pruet attorneys Burnie Maybank and Bob Coble along with the firm's Economic Development team are proud to have assisted Navistar in this deal which helped save hundreds of jobs in the Midlands.

Nexsen Pruet Earns Designation as 'Midlands Green Business'
Nexsen Pruet has earned designation as a Midlands Green Business, joining other Columbia-area organizations that are committed to environmentally responsible practices in the workplace.

Molly Hughes Cherry & Bob Coble Honored with Leadership in Law Award
South Carolina Lawyers Weekly has honored Molly Hughes Cherry and Bob Coble with their Leadership in Law award.

Nexsen Pruet: Only Law Firm Listed for North and South Carolina in "Trade Allies" Directory
The new edition of Southern Business & Development magazine features the "1st Annual Trade Allies Directory." Nexsen Pruet is the only law firm listed in both North and South Carolina.

USC Law School Honors Nexsen Pruet Attorneys
The USC Law School Alumni Association's Compleat Lawyer Awards Dinner honored two Nexsen Pruet attorneys.

Two Nexsen Pruet Attorneys Honored with Compleat Lawyer Award
Nexsen Pruet announces prestigious recognition for two of the firm's attorneys. Bob Coble has been selected as a Platinum 2009 Compleat Lawyer and Molly Hughes Cherry has been selected as a Silver 2009 Compleat Lawyer.

Nexsen Pruet Creates Stimulus Response Team to Help Clients Navigate the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
Nexsen Pruet has created a strategic response team to help guide clients who want to secure funds through the new economic stimulus appropriation called the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

Election 2008: How Will the Outcome Impact You and Your Business?
The election offered three outcomes, all of which could have had a significant impact on how the federal government operates for the next two years and on your business interests.

Mayor Bob Coble, a Nexsen Pruet Partner, to Receive 2008 Global Vision Award

Nexsen Pruet Named Among Top Economic Development Law Firms in the Southeast
Southern Business & Development magazine has named Nexsen Pruet one of the top law firms for economic development in the South - and the only one recognized in South Carolina.

Nexsen Pruet Attorney Named Columbia's Ambassador of the Year
The Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce has named Robert D. Coble, its 2004 Ambassador of the Year. Mr. Coble practices in Nexsen Pruet's Columbia, SC office. He is also Mayor of Columbia.

Publications

Seminar Materials - Legislative Update
These presentations and materials are from the Nexsen Pruet Economic Development Seminar held on June 21, 2013, "Legislative Update".

International Law Update
Appeals court says international contract requires litigation in England.

Financing Techniques for Commercial Retail Projects
Nexsen Pruet attorneys April Lucas and Bob Coble were joined by Matt Kennell from City Center Partnership, Inc. to discuss financing techniques for commercial retail projects at Nexsen Pruet's economic development seminar.

Public Policy and Government Affairs Expansion
The Public Policy and Government Affairs Practice Group was recently expanded to build upon our diverse and unique knowledge of government and how it works - and how it can work for you.

Trade Allies Directory
The new edition of Southern Business & Development magazine features the "1st Annual Trade Allies Directory." Nexsen Pruet is the only law firm listed in both North and South Carolina. What's more, Sanford Holshouser, the firm Nexsen Pruet joined forces with in January, also made the list in North Carolina.

Major Victories for City Priorities in American Recovery Conference Agreement: Report #2
Major Victories for City Priorities in American Recovery Conference Agreement: Report #2

Stimulus Spending Breakdown by State and Category
Stimulus Spending Breakdown by State and Category

Major Victories for City Priorities in American Recovery Conference Agreement: Report #1
Major Victories for City Priorities in American Recovery Conference Agreement: Report #1

Top 10 Law Firms that Understand Economic Development
Nexsen Pruet is named among the top law firms in the Southeast for economic development - and is the only law firm listed in South Carolina.

Events

Post Legislative Session Roundup Webinar

Webinar: Legislative Session Kickoff - What's to come for the 2013 Legislative Sessions in the Carolinas?

Third Southeastern Health Planning Symposium

Leadership in Law Awards

Annual Health Care Executive Summit

Civic & Professional Memberships

· American Bar Association

· South Carolina Bar

· Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce, Board Member

· Columbia Urban League, Board Member

· World Affairs Council of Columbia, Chair

· Lourie Center, Board Member

· Columbia Opportunity Resource (COR), Former Board Member

 
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High Court Rules Autopsy Reports Exempt from the SC Freedom of Information Act
Bob Coble, July 22, 2014
The Court ruled that an autopsy report is exempt from the Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA") disclosure requirements. This is the second opinion in the last month by the Court that restricts the reach of the FOIA.

South Carolina Supreme Court Rules in FOIA Case
Bob Coble, July 11, 2014
The South Carolina Supreme Court recently issued an opinion in Lambries v Saluda County Council.


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Bob Coble

1230 Main Street, Suite 700
ColumbiaSC 29201




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