Karen LeCraft Henderson

Hon. Karen LeCraft Henderson
Firm: United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
Address: E. Barrett Prettyman United States Courthouse
333 Constitution Avenue, N.W.
Fifth Floor, Room 5205
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 216-7000
(202) 216-7300
Web site: http://www.cadc.uscourts.gov/

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Judge Henderson was appointed United States Circuit Judge in July 1990. She received her undergraduate degree from Duke University and her law degree from the University of North Carolina. Following law school, she was in private practice in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. From 1973 to 1983, she was with the Office of the South Carolina Attorney General, ultimately in the position of Deputy Attorney General. In 1983, she returned to private practice as a member of the firm of Sinkler, Gibbs & Simons of Charleston and Columbia, South Carolina. In June 1986, Judge Henderson was appointed United States District Judge for the District of South Carolina where she served until her appointment to the D.C. Circuit.

Current Employment Position(s):

Appointed 1990 by President Bush
Bar Admissions:
South Carolina, 1973
North Carolina, 1969
University of North Carolina School of Law, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1969

Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, 1966

Honors and Awards:
Honorary LL.D., University of South Carolina, 1990

Professional Associations and Memberships:
American Bar Association

North Carolina Bar Association

South Carolina Bar

Federal Judges Association

American Law Institute

Supreme Court Historical Society

American Judicature Society

Federal American Inn of Court

Past Employment Positions:
District of South Carolina, United States District Judge, 1986 - 1990

Sinkler, Gibbs & Simons, Member, 1983 - 1986

Office of the South Carolina Attorney General, Deputy Attorney General, 1973 - 1983

Private Practice in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Attorney, 1970 - 1973

Wright & Henderson, Partner, 1969 - 1970

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