Stonewall Jackson (“Jack”) Kimball was born in York County. He is the son of S. J. Kimball, and Adelaide M. Kimball. Judge Kimball is married to Noell C. Kimball, and they have five children.
Judge Kimball received his B.A. degree from Davidson College in 1966, and his J.D. degree from the University of South Carolina in 1971, where he was on the Law Review, and served as Articles Editor. Judge Kimball was admitted to the Bar in 1971. He practiced law in Rock Hill in a general trial and appellate practice from 1971 until his installation as Master-in-Equity for York County on July 1, 2003. He was also a certified arbitrator and mediator in South Carolina.
Judge Kimball served on the Rock Hill Zoning Board of Appeals, and the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Rock Hill Economic Development Corporation. He also served on the Executive Committee of Citizens for Rock Hill’s Future. He is a member and elder of Ebenezer Presbyterian Church in Rock Hill.
In the S.C. Bar, he has served on the Ethics Advisory Committee, the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, and the Commercial and Consumer Law Committee. He was a member of the S.C. Bar’s Resolution of Fee Disputes Board from 1983 through 2002, serving also as Chair of the 16th Judicial Circuit Fee Dispute Panel (1991-2002). He has been a speaker in S.C. Bar CLE seminars in the areas of mortgage foreclosures, construction law and attorneys' fees. He is a co-author of the South Carolina Foreclosure Law Manual, published by the S.C. Bar. Judge Kimball has also served on the Chief Justice’s Commission on the Profession.