Explanation of Case Numbers

Each case has a distinctive number in the following format:
  • A one digit indicator of the division to which the case is assigned.
    [For example: 3 (Columbia)]
Number Division Counties
0 Rock Hill Chester, Fairfield, Lancaster, and York
1 Aiken Aiken, Allendale, and Barnwell
2 Charleston Berkeley, Charleston, Clarendon, Colleton, Dorchester, and Georgetown
3 Columbia Kershaw, Lee, Lexington, Richland, and Sumter
4 Florence Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Horry, Marion, Marlboro, and Williamsburg
5 Orangeburg Bamberg, Calhoun, and Orangeburg
6 Greenville Greenville and Laurens
7 Spartanburg Cherokee, Spartanburg, and Union
8 Anderson/
Abbeville, Anderson, Edgefield, Greenwood, McCormick, Newberry, Oconee, Pickens, and Saluda
9 Beaufort Beaufort, Hampton, Jasper
  • A colon and a two digit indicator of the year the case was filed.
    [For example: 3:00 (Columbia, 2000)]
  • The notation CV (Civil), CR (Criminal), or MC (Miscellaneous).
    [For example: 3:00CV (Columbia, 2000, Civil)]
  • An individualized four digit case number which begins anew at the beginning of each year.
    [For example: 3:00CV0001 (Columbia, 2000, Civil, first case of the year).]
  • Criminal Only: A hyphen followed by number 01, 02, etc.,indicating the defendant number.
    [For example: 3:00CR0001-01 (Columbia, 2000, Criminal, first case of the year, defendant 1).
  • Civil Only: A hyphen and initial signifies the district judge's assignment.
    [For example: 3:00CV0001-JFA (Columbia, 2000, Civil case, first case of the year, Judge Joseph F. Anderson, Jr.).]
R. Bryan Harwell RBH David C. Norton DCN Richard M. Gergel RMG
Timothy M. Cain TMC Mary Geiger Lewis MGL Bruce H. Hendricks BHH
Donald C. Coggins, Jr. DCC Sherri A. Lydon SAL Joseph Dawson, III JD
Jacquelyn D. Austin JDA Joseph F. Anderson, Jr. JFA Henry M. Herlong, Jr. HMH
Cameron McGowan Currie CMC Terry L. Wooten TLW
  • The initials following a district judge's initials signifies assignment of all or part of a case to a magistrate judge.
    [For example: 3:00CV0001-JFA-PJG (Columbia, 2000, Civil case, first case of the year, Judge Joseph F. Anderson Jr, Magistrate Judge Paige J. Gossett).]
Thomas E. Rogers TER Paige J. Gossett PJG
Shiva V. Hodges SVH Kevin F. McDonald KFM
Kaymani D. West KDW Mary Gordon Baker MGB
Molly H. Cherry MHC Robert L. Buchanan, Jr. RLB