Professionally Diverse

DeAndrea Benjamin

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

NominatedAugust 9, 2022

    • Deandrea Benjamin currently serves as a judge on South Carolina’s Fifth Judicial Circuit, a role she has had since 2011. Prior to that, Benjamin worked as a partner at Gist law firm, where she worked from 2001 to 2011.

    • Benjamin also served as a municipal court judge from 2004 to 2011.

    • From 1999 to 2001, Benjamin was an Assistant Attorney General in the South Carolina Attorney General’s Office, and from 1998 to 1999, she was an Assistant Solicitor in the Juvenile and Family Court Division of the Fifth Judicial Circuit Solicitor’s Office.

    •  Benjamin served as a law clerk for Judge Casey Manning on South Carolina’s Fifth Judicial Circuit from 1997 to 1998.

    • If confirmed, Benjamin would be the second woman of color to serve on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • Benjamin received her J.D. from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1997 and her B.A. from Winthrop University in 1994.