The Honorable Karen Williams (1951 – 2013)

We here at Abnormal Use and Gallivan, White, & Boyd, P.A. were saddened this weekend to learn of the passing of former federal circuit court judge Karen Williams. Admitted to the South Carolina Bar in 1980, she was appointed to the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit by President Bush in 1992.  Following that appointment, she became the first female jurist on that court and rose to be the first female chief judge of that circuit a number of years later. She retired from the bench in 2009.  South Carolina’s legal community has suffered a great loss, and our thoughts are with her family at this sad time. To read The State‘s article on her passing, please see here, and to find her obituary in Orangeburg, South Carolina’s Times and Democrat, please see here.

For informations on memorials, please see this article from WISTV.

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