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S.C. Supreme Court Justice John Kittredge

Meeting Date: February 9, 2021

Law Enforcement Day is for The Rotary Club of Greenville to honor the work, dedication, and sacrifice of law enforcement in Greenville County and to recognize contributions of these officers in ensuring the safety, well-being and quality of life in the Upstate of South Carolina. Three (3) awards for Outstanding Law Enforcement Officer of the Year are presented to deserving personnel from the Greenville Police Department, Greenville County Sheriff’s Office, and a Federal Law Enforcement Agency in Greenville County.

John W. Kittredge graduated from the University of S.C., summa cum laude, in 1979. He graduated from the University of S.C. School of Law in 1982. Academic honors include Phi Beta Kappa, Order of the Coif, and Wig and Robe.

Justice John Kittredge began his legal career as a law clerk to The Honorable William W. Wilkins, Jr. He practiced law in the firm of Wilkins, Nelson and Kittredge. John was actively involved in community and state service prior to his appointment to the bench: Governor’s Committee on Crime and Delinquency; Governor’s Juvenile Justice Task Force; Greenville Technical College Foundation (Vice-President); City of Greenville Civil Service Commission (Chairman); Greenville County Crime Stoppers (President); Board of Directors of Child Evangelism Fellowship. In addition to his admission to the S.C. Bar, John is also admitted to practice before the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, U.S. Court of Military Appeals, U.S. District Court for the District of S.C., U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Justice Kittredge was elected to the S.C. Family Court bench on May 8, 1991. He was elected to the S.C. Circuit Court bench on February 14, 1996. On May 28, 2003, he was elected to the S.C Court of Appeals. On February 6, 2008, he was elected as a Justice to the S.C. Supreme Court.

Justice Kittredge is a board member to Upstate Warrior Solutions.