Karen K. Caldwell

Karen Kaye Caldwell (born February 25, 1956) is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky.

Karen Kaye Caldwell
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
In office
October 15, 2012 – August 2019
Preceded byJennifer B. Coffman
Succeeded byDanny C. Reeves
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
Assumed office
October 24, 2001
Appointed byGeorge W. Bush
Preceded byHenry Rupert Wilhoit Jr.
Personal details
Born (1956-02-25) February 25, 1956 (age 65)
Stanford, Kentucky
EducationTransylvania University (BA)
University of Kentucky College of Law (JD)

Education and prior careerEdit

Caldwell earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1977 from Transylvania University, and her Juris Doctor from University of Kentucky College of Law in 1980. She worked as a field claims representative for State Farm Insurance from 1980 until 1987, and also worked as an adjunct professor at Eastern Kentucky University during the years of 1984, 1985, and 1987. She then served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, from 1987 to 1990. She was appointed United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky in 1991, by President George H. W. Bush, and served in that capacity until 1993, when she entered private practice. One of the firms Caldwell worked for was Dinsmore & Shohl, where she was made partner at their Louisville office.[1] Caldwell also temporarily returned to teaching, serving as an adjunct professor at her alma mater, Transylvania University, during the 2000 school year.

Federal judicial serviceEdit

Caldwell was nominated by President George W. Bush on September 4, 2001, to a seat vacated by Henry Rupert Wilhoit Jr.. She was confirmed by the Senate on October 23, 2001, and received her commission on October 24, 2001. She served as Chief Judge from October 15, 2012 until August 2019.

In 2007, she was honored by the University of Kentucky College of Law and the Kentucky Bar Association by being inducted into the College's Hall of Fame.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Dinsmore & Shohl History". Archived from the original on April 7, 2011. Retrieved September 11, 2014.
  2. ^ "University of Kentucky news article, 20 June 2007". Archived from the original on 11 February 2012. Retrieved 23 September 2008.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Henry Rupert Wilhoit Jr.
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
2001–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Jennifer B. Coffman
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
2012–2019
Succeeded by
Danny C. Reeves