Judge Kimberly A. Childs
Judge Childs was elected in May 2016. Before her election, Judge Childs represented businesses and their owners in a variety of commercial disputes. She routinely litigated complex matters in courtrooms across metro-Atlanta. Her skills in and out of the courtroom earned her top honors, including being recognized as a Georgia Super Lawyer, a Georgia Super Lawyer Rising Star, and one of the Business Law Legal Elite. In 2016, Judge Childs was named to the Top 100 Georgia Super Lawyers list, as well as one of the Top 50 Women Super Lawyers in both 2015 & 2016.
Judge Childs graduated magna cum laude from Georgia State University College of Law. At Georgia State, she was on the editorial board of The Law Review and received numerous academic honors. She obtained her undergraduate degree in criminal justice from North Georgia College.
Before attending law school, Judge Childs worked as a guard at the DeKalb County Jail and later as a paralegal at a small law firm in Cobb County. These experiences inspired her to further her education and provided a “real world” foundation for her commitment to our justice system.
Judge Childs has been active in the local bar for many years. She served as President of the Cobb County Bar Association in 2017-20018. Before that, she was the President-Elect, Treasurer, Secretary, Trustee, Business Law & Litigation Section President, and Solo/Small Firm Section Secretary. In 2015, she received the President’s Award from the Cobb Bar. Judge Childs is also a member of Georgia Association for Women Lawyers, Lawyers Club of Atlanta, and serves on the State Bar of Georgia’s Bench & Bar Committee.
Her community involvement also includes service on several boards, including the Smyrna Education Foundation, Smyrna Business Association, and Kennesaw State University Paralegal Program Advisory Board.
Judge Childs lives in Smyrna with her family.