J. Michelle Childs

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Michelle Childs
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina
Incumbent
Assumed office
August 20, 2010
Appointed by Barack Obama
Preceded by George Anderson
Personal details
Born (1966-03-24) March 24, 1966 (age 48)
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Spouse(s) Floyd Angus
Alma mater University of South Florida, Tampa
University of South Carolina, Columbia

Julianna Michelle Childs (born March 24, 1966), known professionally as J. Michelle Childs, is an American lawyer and judge in South Carolina who is a United States district judge on the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina.

Early life and education[edit]

Born in Detroit, Childs earned a bachelor's degree in 1988 from the University of South Florida and a law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1991.[1] Also in 1991, Childs earned a master's degree in personnel and employment relations from the University of South Carolina's business school (now known as the Moore School of Business).[1]

Professional career[edit]

From 1991 until 2000, Childs worked for the Columbia, South Carolina law firm Nexsen Pruet, LLC, first as a summer associate (1991) and then as an associate attorney (1992–1999). She became a partner at the firm in 2000.

From 2000 until 2002, Childs served as the Deputy Director of the Division of Labor with the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. From 2002 until 2006, Childs served as a commissioner on the South Carolina Workers' Compensation Commission. In 2006, she became a circuit court judge in South Carolina, based in Columbia.

Nomination to federal district court[edit]

On December 22, 2009, President Obama nominated Childs to serve on the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina, to fill the seat vacated by Judge George Ross Anderson, Jr., who had taken senior status.[1] Her nomination was confirmed by the United States Senate on August 5, 2010.[2]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
George Anderson
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina
2010–present
Incumbent