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Karen Aldridge Crawford
karen crawford

KLAC Law LLC

P.O. Box 6971
Columbia, SC 29260

Karen Aldridge Crawford practices law from her own firm in Columbia South Carolina. Karen was a partner in Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough's Columbia, S.C. and Washington, D.C. offices, where, for 33 years, she has practiced in all areas of environmental law and litigation (yes, even TSCA and FIFRA), toxic torts, mass tort, workplace safety, product labeling, and other regulatory and administrative law. In 1997, the Institute of Professional Environmental Practice recognized her as a Qualified Environmental Professional, a distinction awarded after over 15 years of experience and examination on a technical environmental project. She has been named in Chambers USAs Americas Leading Lawyers for Business (2014-2020), SC Super Lawyers for years, Best Lawyers in America for many years and was named Best Lawyers' 2012 Columbia, S.C., Litigation Environmental Lawyer of the Year. Karen was named to Whos Who Legal - Environment for the past several years and was inducted into American College of Environmental Law (ACOEL), in the first invited class. She has been an active member of the American Bar Association's Section of Litigation (SOL), SEER and Law Practice Management for over 30 years, and in Leadership for many of those years, more recently serving as Co-Chair of SOL's Environmental and Energy Litigation Committee and currently serving as Co-Chair of the Professional Development Committee.

Work Phone:
803.360.2035
Email:
Karen@KLACLaw.com
Website:
www.klaclaw.com

EPA Region:
Region 4 – (AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, and TN)
Year of induction:
2007 (first invited class, so not sure)
Degrees:
'74 BS/ '75 MS Engineering Management with Chemical Engineering emphasis Missouri University of Science & Technology; ;'81 JD Delaware Law School
Admissions:
Pa., DC, SC
Court Admissions:
federal court SC and Pa.; 4th circuit
Professional Societies and Organizations:
ABA, CAPCA, SCWLA, SCPPA, LCA, NAWL, AWMA, WFA, SCEDA, SC Chamber, ACOEL
Other Environmental Career Experience:
DuPont Co., Engineering and Polymer Products Departments Ogletree Nelson Mullins

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