Julianna Michelle Childs is a federal judge on the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina. She joined the court in 2010 after a nomination from President Barack Obama. A native of Detroit, Michigan, Childs earned her bachelor's degree from the University of South Florida in 1988, her master's degree from the University of South Carolina School of Business in 1991, and her J.D. from the University of South Carolina School of Law with her J.D. in 1991.
2010 - Present: Judge, United States District Court for the District of South Carolina
2006-2010: Judge, South Carolina Fifth Judicial Circuit Court
2002-2006: Commissioner, South Carolina Workers' Compensation Commission
2000-2002: Deputy director, South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation
1992-2000: Private practice, Columbia, S.C.
Childs was nominated by President Barack Obama on December 22, 2009, to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina vacated by George Anderson. The American Bar Association rated Anderson Unanimously Well Qualified for the nomination. Hearings on Childs' nomination were held before the Senate Judiciary Committee on April 16, 2010, and her nomination was reported by U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) on May 6, 2010. Childs was confirmed on a voice vote of the U.S. Senate on August 5, 2010, and she received her commission on August 20, 2010.[