Judge Kimberly A. Childs
Cobb County Superior Court
Judge Kimberly A. Childs was elected in May 2016, winning a contested three-way race for an open seat on the Cobb County Judicial Circuit Superior Court bench.Before her election, Judge Childs represented businesses and their owners in a variety of commercial disputes.Sheroutinely 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 and2016.Judge Childs graduated magna cum laude from Georgia State University College of Law.
At Georgia State, she was on the editorial board of Law Review and received numerous academichonors.She obtained her undergraduate degree in criminal justice from North Georgia College(now the University of North Georgia). In 2022, Judge Childs was recognized as one of the Alumnae Honorees at the Women of UNG Annual Women's Leadership Recognition Luncheon.Between her undergraduate studies and 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 National Association of Women Judges. She currently serves on the State Bar of Georgia’s Bench & Bar Committee, Court Technology Justice Committee, and the Uniform Superior Court Rules Committee of the Council of Superior Court Judges.Judge Childs presides over the Drug Treatment Court. DTC is an accountability court designed to manage individuals with substance addiction by providing an alternative to the traditional justice system. DTC is designed to improve the health of our participants, not only by addressing the immediate symptoms of their addiction but also orienting participants to a new way of healthier living that can be continued for the rest of their life