Karol Corbin Walker

Member (Attorney) at LeClairRyan

Karol Corbin Walker

Karol Corbin Walker

Member (Attorney) at LeClairRyan

Biography

Ms. Walker is a member of the Board of Directors of LeClairRyan. In 1995 she became the first African American woman to attain partner status at any major New Jersey law firm. She is a litigator with trial experience in the State and Federal Courts. Ms. Walker has argued many cases before the Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey. She has also argued cases before the New Jersey Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Ms. Walker focuses her practice on business, commercial, employment, environmental, hazardous waste, insurance coverage, toxic tort and product liability litigation matters. Her clients have included many Fortune 500 corporations as well as other publicly and privately held corporations, financial institutions, entertainers and insurance companies. The United States District Court for the District of New Jersey has certified and appointed Ms. Walker as an arbitrator and mediator. The New Jersey Supreme Court has appointed her to several committees including: Committee on Judicial Evaluation, Committee on Civil Practice, Committee on Character, District Fee Arbitration and Committee on the Tax Court. In 2003, Ms. Walker became the first African American President in the then 105-year history of the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA). She served as president for the 2003-2004 term, taking her oath of office before a record number of attendees. In 1998 she was the first African American appointed as Chair of the NJSBA’s most prestigious Judicial and Prosecutorial Appointments Committee. Ms. Walker was the first African American female President of the National Conference of Bar Presidents, when she was installed in 2012. On June 18, 2015, she became the first African American President of the Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey. In August 2015, Ms. Walker was the first New Jersey attorney appointed as Chair of the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary (“SCFJ”). The SCFJ consists of 15 members who vet every Federal District and Circuit prospective judicial candidate pre-nomination, and every Supreme Court Justice post-nomination.Ms. Walker previously served as a member of the New Jersey State Ethics Commission. The Commission is responsible for ensuring that state employees adhere to ethics rules. New Jersey Governor Jon S. Corzine appointed Ms. Walker to this Commission.

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Vice Chairman at Legal Services of New Jersey, Inc.

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Mediation & Arbitration at Brown & Connery LLP

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Commissioner at New Jersey Department of Banking & Insurance

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Counsel at Fox Rothschild LLP

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Member, Board of Trustees at Legal Services of New Jersey, Inc.

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Partner at Blank Rome LLP

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Former Of Counsel at Lowenstein Sandler LLP

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Shareholder at Graham Curtin PA

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Professor at Harvard University - Harvard Law School

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Partner at LeClairRyan

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Education
J.D.
Class of 1986

The Seton Hall University School of Law (also known as Seton Hall Law) is part of Seton Hall University, and is located in downtown Newark, New Jersey. Seton Hall Law School is the only private law school in New Jersey, and is the top-ranked[1] of the three law schools in the state, according to the U.S. News & World Report Rankings. Founded in 1951, it is accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA), and is also a member of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS).

B.A., Political Science

New Jersey City University (NJCU) is a public university in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA. It is a member of the New Jersey Association of State Colleges and Universities. New Jersey City University is a fully recognized and accredited university.

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House of Delegates Member
Current

American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

President
Current

The New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA) is a voluntary bar association for the state of New Jersey. In June 1899, 74 attorneys launched NJSBA in Atlantic City; annual dues were $5.00.[2] Within the next decade, the Canon of Ethics was adopted by the NJSBA and the Committee on Law Reform, aimed at improving the practice of law and administration of justice in NJ, was formed. Over the years, NJSBA supported the establishment of a Judicial Council to study the problem of an increase in court cases, the replacement of the New Jersey Court of Errors and Appeals with a Supreme Court, and the repeal of Prohibition. In 1945, NJSBA developed refresher courses for attorneys returning from service in World War II, the forerunner of today's practice of Continuing Legal Education. In the 1980s, paralegals, law office administrators and other non-lawyers were welcomed into NJSBA as associate members. NJSBA supports 37 practice-oriented sections to support a diverse spectrum of law practice. NJSBA is the publisher of New Jersey Lawyer Magazine. It shares New Jersey Law Center with the New Jersey State Bar Foundation, the Institute for Continuing Legal Education, the IOLTA Fund of the Bar of New Jersey, the New Jersey Lawyers Assistance Program and the New Jersey Commission on Professionalism.

Fellow
Current

TO BE THE PREEMINENT RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR THE EMPIRICAL STUDY OF LAW BY CONDUCTING RESEARCH.

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Member (Attorney)
Current

Founded by Gary D. LeClair and Dennis M. Ryan in 1988, LeClairRyan is a first-generation law firm that has grown 100-fold in its first 20 years. Both founders remain active in the firm. In July 2011, David C. Freinberg became the firm's Chief Executive Officer. LeClairRyan has more than 350 attorneys in 22 offices. Attorneys and legal professionals are located throughout California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington, D.C. The firm represents clients throughout the United States.

Vice Chairman
Current

Legal Services of New Jersey coordinates the statewide Legal Services system, which provides free legal assistance to low-income New Jerseyans for their civil legal problems. Through its work, Legal Services of New Jersey strives to secure substantive and procedural justice for those living in poverty.

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Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$500 - $999
2012

The NJCU Foundation’s mission is to support New Jersey City University as it transforms itself into a nationally recognized leader in urban public education while maintaining its commitment to transforming the lives and livelihoods of its diverse student community. The University is dedicated to the improvement of the educational, intellectual, cultural, socio-economic, and physical environment of the surrounding urban region and beyond. The NJCU Foundation plays a key role in bringing these plans to fruition. It attracts private funds to support academic programs without imposing burdensome tuition increases. Revenue raised by the Foundation also funds scholarships which offset tuition costs for promising students.

$50K - $100K
2011

The Seton Hall University School of Law (also known as Seton Hall Law) is part of Seton Hall University, and is located in downtown Newark, New Jersey. Seton Hall Law School is the only private law school in New Jersey, and is the top-ranked[1] of the three law schools in the state, according to the U.S. News & World Report Rankings. Founded in 1951, it is accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA), and is also a member of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS).

$1 - $4,999
2010

TO FOSTER AN INCREASED AWARENESS, APPRECIATION AND KNOWLEDGE OF LAW AND THE LEGAL SYSTEM AMONG NEW JERSEY RESIDENTS.

Political Donations
$500
2012
$1,000
2012

Former President of United States

$500
2012
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Founded by Gary D. LeClair and Dennis M. Ryan in 1988, LeClairRyan is a first-generation law firm that has grown 100-fold in its first 20 years. Both founders remain active in the firm. In July 2011, David C. Freinberg became the firm's Chief Executive Officer. LeClairRyan has more than 350 attorneys in 22 offices. Attorneys and legal professionals are located throughout California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington, D.C. The firm represents clients throughout the United States.

Awards & Honors
Admitted to the New Jersey Bar
Admitted to the New York Bar
Best Lawyers - Best Lawyers in America
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