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ABA Section of Litigation’s Environmental & Energy
Litigation Committee Appoints Nelson Mullins’
Karen Aldridge Crawford as Co-Chair

COLUMBIA, S.C. (September 14, 2016)–The American Bar Association’s Section of Litigation has announced the merger of its Environmental Litigation and its Energy Litigation Committees and has announced the appointment of Karen Aldridge Crawford, a partner in Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP’s Columbia office, as a co-chair of the newly formed Environmental & Energy Litigation Committee, one of the section’s largest. 

Ms. Crawford worked as an engineer in the chemical industry before joining Nelson Mullins in 1988 and was tasked with building the Firm’s environmental practice.  She is a member of the South Carolina, Pennsylvania, and District of Columbia bar associations and practices in the areas of environmental, safety and health, transportation, and energy law and litigation; toxic torts and mass tort;  disaster relief; and product liability. In 1997, the Institute of Professional Environmental Practice recognized Ms. Crawford as a Qualified Environmental Professional, a distinction awarded after 15 years of experience and examination on a specific technical environmental project. In 2012, she was Best Lawyers' Environmental Litigation Lawyer of the Year for Columbia, S.C., and in 2008 she was in the first invited class to be inducted into the American College of Environmental Lawyers.

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