Karen Aldridge Crawford

Top rated Environmental attorney in Columbia, South Carolina

Karen Aldridge Crawford

Practice Areas: Environmental, Environmental Litigation, Administrative Law view more

Licensed in South Carolina since: 1986

Education: Widener University – Delaware Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2010, 2012 - 2024


PO Box 6971
Columbia, SC 29260 Phone: 803-360-2035 Email: Karen Aldridge Crawford Visit website


My practice consists primarily of environmental counseling and litigation, ESG, emergency response/mass tort, environmental enforcement defense and permit appeals in administrative, state and federal courts, emphasizing work with experts and technical witnesses, response actions, remediation oversight, consent decree negotiation, and dispute resolution (certified civil mediator).  I also handle OSHA enforcement and compliance, anti-trust, zoning/land use, due diligence and constitutional issues. My team represents businesses, manufacturers, developers and trade associations, often participating in developing comments on new laws and regulations.

Practice areas

Environmental, Environmental Litigation, Administrative Law, Class Action/Mass Torts: Defense, Energy & Natural Resources

First Admitted: 1981, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage: https://klaclaw.com

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • ABA, DRI, ACOEL, LCA, IAQA, Carolina Air Pollution Control Association, South Carolina Bar (1986), Pennsylvania Bar (1981), DC Bar (1988)
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Board of Directors, Junior Achievement of Central South CarolinaAdvisor Childrens' Youth Commission
  • Must be at least 50% occupied in envirnomental practice for the last five years, have practiced for at least 15 years in the field and be invited/vetted by fellows of ACOEL.  I was in the first invited class after founding of ACOEL., ACOEL Fellow, American College of Environmental Lawyers, 2008
  • Limited to approximately 1/2 of 1% of trial attorneys in the country, this organization is by invitation only and after nomination and being vetted. , Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America, 2009
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Co-Chair Environmental & Energy Litigation Committee of ABA Section of Litigation (3 year term), 2019
  • Co-Chair Mass Tort Committee of ABA Section of Litigation, 2021
  • Co-Chair Professional Development Committee of ABA Section of Litigation, 2020
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • QEP  - Certified as a Qualified Environmental Professionals Civil Court Mediator, 2021
Industry Groups:
  • Auto
  • Chemical
  • Construction
  • Developer
  • Pharmaceutical
  • pulp & paper
  • Transportation
  • Utility

Office location for Karen Aldridge Crawford

PO Box 6971
Columbia, SC 29260


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