Karen Hastie Williams, JD (in Memoriam)

Karen Hastie Williams, JD (in Memoriam)Title: Lawyer (Retired)

Location: Washington, DC, United States





  • American Bar Association (Public Contract Law Section, chair, 1992-1993)
  • Amherst College (board of trustees)
  • Bates College
  • Black Student Fund (board of trustees)
  • Catholic University of America
  • Episcopal Church, Diocese of Washington Disciplinary Board (head)
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) (board of directors, legal defense fund)
  • National Bar Association
  • National Cathedral School for Girls (volunteer board)
  • National Contract Management Association
  • National Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (volunteer board)
  • John’s Church
  • Susan G. Komen Foundation National Race for the Cure (chair, co-chair)
  • The Fletcher School
  • Trilateral Commission (volunteer board)
  • Université de Neuchâtel
  • Washington Bar Association


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2021)
  • Inductee, Top Professionals of the Year, Marquis Who’s Who (2021)
  • Featured Member, Marquis Millennium Magazine, Marquis Who’s Who (2020)
  • Recipient, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award (2020)


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