Craven Selected as Administrative Law Judge


(Spartanburg, S.C./October 14, 2016) Harrison, White, Smith & Coggins, P.C., today announced that attorney Amanda Helms Craven has been selected to serve as an administrative law judge for the Social Security Administration in the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in Columbia, S.C.

“It is with sadness and great pride that Managing Shareholder John B. White, Jr. and I make this announcement,” said founding partner Danny R. Smith. “We could not be more proud of Amanda and the good work she has done representing the people of South Carolina. I am confident she will be an exceptional administrative law judge.”

After receiving a Bachelor of Science from Furman University and a J.D. with honors from Florida State University College of Law, Craven practiced in a Greenville law firm where her work increasingly focused on disability cases and workers’ compensation claims. She joined Harrison, White, Smith & Coggins in 2005 and has continued to concentrate her practice in those areas. Craven also serves the South Carolina Association for Justice and the Injured Workers Advocates, and was named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers for the past two years.

“It is with mixed emotions that I accept my new post with the Social Security Administration,” said Craven. “I am looking forward to the new challenge and to serving in this capacity, but I will miss working with the great people at Harrison, White, Smith & Coggins.”

Harrison, White, Smith & Coggins, P.C., came into existence in 2000, when its four founding shareholders merged a collective 100-plus years of legal service and experience to form a new partnership. Today, the firm features 12 attorneys and is one of the largest litigation firms of its kind in Upstate South Carolina. For more information about Harrison, White, Smith & Coggins, P.C., visit

Amanda Craven, Attorney

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