Judge DeAndrea Gist Benjamin

Born 1972 in Columbia, SC

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Nominated by Joseph R. Biden, Jr. on January 3, 2023, to a seat vacated by Henry F. Floyd. Confirmed by the Senate on February 9, 2023, and received commission on February 21, 2023.

Winthrop University, B.A., 1994
University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., 1997

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. L. Casey Manning, South Carolina Circuit Court, Fifth Judicial Circuit, 1997-1998
Assistant solicitor, Juvenile/Family Court Division, Fifth Judicial Circuit, South Carolina, 1998-1999
Assistant attorney general, State of South Carolina, 1999-2001
Member, South Carolina Board of Juvenile Parole, 2001-2004; vice chair, 2002-2003
Private practice, Columbia, South Carolina, 2001-2011
Judge, City of Columbia [South Carolina] Municipal Court, 2004-2011
Judge, South Carolina Circuit Court, Fifth Judicial Circuit, 2011-2023