J. Michelle Childs

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J. Michelle Childs
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the District of South Carolina
Title:   Judge
Position:   Seat #4
Station:   Greenville, SC
Service:
Appointed by:   Barack Obama
Active:   08/05/2010 - Present
Preceded by:   George Anderson
Personal History
Born:   March 24, 1966
Hometown:   Detroit, MI
Undergraduate:   U. of South Florida, B.A., 1984
Law School:   U. of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., 1991
Grad. School:   U. of South Carolina, M.A., 1991



J. Michelle Childs (b. March 24, 1966) is a judge on the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina. Childs was nominated by President Barack Obama in December of 2009. She was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on August 5, 2010.

Early life and education

Childs received her B.S. degree from the University of South Florida in 1984, her M.A. degree from the University of South Carolina Moore School of Business in 1991 and her J.D. degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law 1991.[1]

Professional career

Judicial career

District of South Carolina

Nomination Tracker
 Candidate:J. Michelle Childs
 Court:District of South Carolina
 Progress:Confirmed 226 days after nomination.
ApprovedANominated:December 22, 2009
ApprovedAABA Rating:Unanimously Well Qualified
ApprovedAQuestionnaire:Questionnaire
ApprovedAHearing:April 16, 2010
ApprovedAQFRs:QFRs
ApprovedAReported:May 6, 2010 
ApprovedAConfirmed:August 5, 2010
 Vote: Voice vote

Judge Childs was nominated for a seat on the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina by President Obama on December 22, 2009.[5] The President said she would be an "esteemed addition to the federal bench for the people of South Carolina".[2]

Childs received a rating of Unanimously Well Qualified from the American Bar Association.[6]

Judiciary Committee hearing

Childs' Public Questionnaire Available Here
Questions for the Record available here

Childs had a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on April 16, 2010.[7] She was reported to the Senate on May 6, 2010

Childs was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on August 5, 2010.[8]

Awards and associations

  • The American Bar Association (Fellow, 2001-present; House of Delegates, 2006-present; Commissioner, Commission on Mental and Physical Disabilities, 2003-06; Chair, YLD Minorities in the Profession Committee, 2001-02)
  • South Carolina Bar (Board of Governors, 2002-04; President, Young Lawyers Division, 2001-02; Chair, Employment and Labor Law Section, 2000-01; Judicial Qualifications Committee, 1996; House of Delegates, 1996-00, 2002-present)
  • South Carolina Women Lawyers Association, (Board of Directors, 1999-01)
  • Midlands Regional Authority for Conventions and Tourism (Board of Directors, 2000-06)
  • Columbia Urban League (Board Member, 2000-06)
  • John Belton O’Neall Inn of Court (Chair, 2002-03)
  • South Carolina Industry Liaison Group (President, 2000)
  • Richland County Bar Association (Board of Directors, Public Defender’s Office, 1997-2000)
  • South Carolina Black Lawyers Association (Secretary, 1995)
  • Columbia Lawyers Association (President, 1994).
  • University of South Carolina’s Compleat Lawyer Award, Silver Medallion (1997)
  • Richland County Bar Association’s Civic Star Award (1999)
  • American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Star of the Quarter Award (1999)
  • University of South Carolina Outstanding Alumni Award (2000)
  • Columbia Urban League SHEROES Award (2002)
  • National Bar Association Junius W. Williams Young Lawyers Division Award (2002)
  • "AV" rating by Martindale-Hubbell (2002)
  • American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Affiliate Leader Award (2002)
  • the University of South Carolina Moore School of Business Outstanding Young Alumni Award (2005)
  • John M. McFadden Benjamin E. Mays Leadership Academy Award (2005)
  • Named one of the "Top 20 under 40" successful persons in South Carolina by The State newspaper[1]

See also

External links

References

Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
George Anderson
District of South Carolina
2010–Current
Seat #4
Succeeded by:
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