William B. Traxler

Hon. William B. Traxler Jr.
Firm: United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
Address: 1100 East Main Street, Suite 501
Richmond, VA 23219-3517
Phone: (804) 916-2700
Web site: http://www.ca4.uscourts.gov/

Position Bar Admissions Education
Honors Published Works Affiliations
Current Employment Position(s):
Chief Judge, since 2009

Appointed 1998 by President Clinton
Bar Admissions:
South Carolina, 1973
U.S. Supreme Court, 1981
U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1974
U.S. District Court District of South Carolina, 1974
University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, South Carolina, 1973
Honors: Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Fraternity
Law Review: University of South Carolina Law Review, 1971 - 1973

Davidson College, Davidson, North Carolina, 1970

Published Works:
Am Empirical Examination of the 235 Housing Program, 25 South Carolina Law Review, No. 1, pp. 93-149, 1973

The Problem of the Mentally Ill Criminal Defendant, 3 SCLEOA Magazine, No. 2, pp. 20-21, 1982

Removal of Bullets from Wounded Defendants, 3 SCLEOA Magazine, No. 5, pp. 6-8, 1982

Using Confidential Informants, 1 SCLEOA Update, No. 6, p. 13, July, 1984

Allocating Responsibility Among Tortfeasors After the Adoption of Comparative Negligence, 19 The Defense Line, No. 3, pp. 7-9, Summer, 1991

Comparative Negligence in South Carolina: Adopted but Unresolved, South Carolina Lawyer, pp. 32-36, July/Aug., 1991

Honors and Awards:
Award from Bonner R. Kidd Home for Alcoholics for untiring efforts to improve the quality of justice in the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit

Citation of Appreciation, American Legion, Greenville, South Carolina

Outstanding Service Award, South Carolina Solicitors' Association

Award for Outstanding Service to Victims, Southeastern Victim/Witness Conference

Leadership Award, South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services

Professional Associations and Memberships:
South Carolina Bar Association

Greenville County Bar Association

Past Employment Positions:
U. S. District Court, District of South Carolina, Judge, March 2, 1992 - October 21, 1998

13th Judicial Circuit, Greenville County, Greenville, SC, Resident Judge, 1985 - 1992

Office of the Solicitor, 13th Judicial Circuit, Greenville County, SC, Solicitor, 1981 - 1985

Office of the Solicitor, 13th Judicial Circuit, Greenville County, SC, Deputy Solicitor, 1978 - 1981

Office of the Solicitor, 13th Judicial Circuit, Greenville County, SC, Assistant Solicitor, 1975 - 1978

William Byrd Traxler, Sr., Greenville, South Carolina, Attorney, 1973 - 1974

U.S. Army Reserve Adjutant General, 1970 - 1978

Birth Information:
1948, Greenville, South Carolina, United States of America

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