Hon. J. Michelle Childs
Judge Childs is a U.S. District Judge for the District of South Carolina, sitting in Columbia, SC. Nominated by President Barack Obama, she was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on August 5, 2010 and received her commission on August 20, 2010. Prior to her elevation to the federal bench, Judge Childs served on the South Carolina Circuit Court as the Chief Administrative Judge for General Sessions (the state’s Criminal Court) and a Chief Administrative Judge for the state’s Business Court. Judge Childs has also served as an Acting Justice for the South Carolina Supreme Court. Prior to taking the bench in 2006, she was a Commissioner with the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission from 2002 to 2006, and was Deputy Director, Division of Labor of the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation from 2000 to 2002. Judge Childs is a member of the House of Delegates for the American Bar Association and served on the Standing Committee on Constitution and By-Laws.