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South Carolina
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Judge Katherine H. Tiffany

Judge Tiffany was born in Spartanburg, South Carolina and was raised in Gaffney, South Carolina.  After graduating from Spartanburg Day School, Judge Tiffany attended the University of South Carolina Honors College, where she was a member of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority and Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society.  She graduated in 1992 Magna Cum Laude with a Major in English and a minor in South Carolina Studies, and then attended the University of South Carolina School of Law, graduating in 1995 and becoming the fourth generation in her family to enter the practice of law.

From 1995 to 1996, she clerked for the Honorable Henry Floyd, then Circuit Judge for the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit.  In 1996 she joined Carter, Smith, Merriam, Rogers & Traxler, P.A. as an Associate, and then became partner in 2006.  During her twenty years of private practice, she focused almost exclusively on family court with an emphasis on custody, support and complex issues both in her practice and as presenter at numerous continuing legal education seminars.  From 2009 to 2016 she served as a member of the South Carolina Bar Family Law Council, serving as Co Course Planner for the Family Law Intensive CLE in 2011 and 2013, and as Secretary, Vice Chair and Chair Elect.

Judge Tiffany is married Peter Clifford Tiffany, a native of Aiken, South Carolina.

On May 25, 2016 Judge Tiffany was elected to succeed the late Honorable Harry L. Phillips as Judge of the Family Court, Thirteenth Judicial Circuit.



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The Honorable Katherine H. Tiffany
PO Box 27107
350 Halton Road
Greenville, SC 29616
OFFICE: (864) 467-5843
FAX: (864) 467-5830

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