|Current Court Information:|
|South Carolina Supreme Court|
|Title: || Justice|
|Active: || 2003 - present|
|Preceded by: || James E. Moore|
|Past position: || South Carolina Court of Appeals|
|Past term: || 2003 - 2008|
|Past position: || Judge|
|Born: || September 28, 1956|
|Bachelors: || University of South Carolina, 1979|
|Law School: || University of South Carolina School of Law, 1982|
John W. Kittredge is a justice on the South Carolina Supreme Court. He was elected to this position on February 6, 2008. His term ends in 2018.
About his judicial philosophy, Kittredge remarked,
"The two finest qualities in a judge are humility and restraint. I believe very strongly in the rule of law and following the law instead of creating it from the bench on a case-by-case basis. I believe adjudicators ajudicate and legislators legislate. I think judges should not cross the line from adjudication to legislation." 
Kittredge received his undergraduate degree from the University of South Carolina in 1979 and his J.D. from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1982. 
After graduating from law school, Kittredge clerked for William W. Wilkins, Jr. Next, he went into private practice. He was elected to the Family Court in 1991. In 1996, he joined the Circuit Court, which he served until his election to the South Carolina Court of Appeals in 2003. Kittredge was elected to the South Carolina Supreme Court in 2008.