The New Jersey Bar Association
Karol Corbin Walker was elected president of the New Jersey Bar Association.
Ms. Walker is currently a partner at the law firm of St. John & Wayne, L.L.C. in New Jersey, where she specializes in civil litigation. She will take the oath of office in May 2003 at the organization’s annual meeting.
Ms. Walker is a litigator with trial experience in the state and federal courts. She represents clients in commercial, employment, environmental, hazardous waste, insurance coverage, toxic tort, and product liability litigation matters.
Ms. Walker will be the first African- American to serve as president in the 104-year history of the association. In 1995, Ms. Walker became the first African-American woman to attain partner status at any major New Jersey law firm. In 1998, she was the first African- American appointed as chair of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s most prestigious Judicial and Prosecutorial Appointments Committee. In 1999, Business News New Jersey recognized her as one of New Jersey’s Top 20 African-American Business People.
She has an impressive list of awards and is a member of many prestigious associations.
Ms. Walker earned her law degree from Seton Hall University School of Law in 1986, where she has served as an adjunct faculty member. She earned her B.A. with honors from New Jersey City University, formerly known as Jersey City State College, in 1980.