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Childs Cantey Thrasher

cthrasher@thrasherfirm.com | 803-803-569-6100

Childs Cantey Thrasher is a driven advocate for her clients, who has built her practice on the foundation of accessibility, competence and efficiency. With a focus on business and commercial matters, including contract, drafting, negotiation and enforcement, compliance, risk mitigation, construction and environmental law, and corporate and individual representation, she has extensive litigation and commercial law experience.

Prior to creating the Thrasher firm to become more client-centered, Childs served in both the public and private sectors: first, as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of South Carolina where she litigated both civil and criminal matters, and then, as an attorney with one of the State’s leading law firms representing corporate and individual clients throughout the southeast.

Childs served as a Commissioner on the South Carolina Ethics Commission as appointed by Governor Henry McMaster from 2017 to 2022 and was elected as the Commissions’ Chairperson from 2019 to 2022.

Bar Admissions

  • South Carolina, 2005
  • United States Supreme Court, 2009
  • United States District Court for the District of South Carolina, 2011


  • University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., 2005
  • Vermont Law School, M.S.E.L., 2004
  • Washington and Lee University, B.A., 2000

Associations & Memberships

  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • SC Bar Solo and Small Firm Section
  • South Carolina Women Lawyers Association
  • Berkeley County Bar Association
  • Richland County Bar Association

Honors and Awards

  • Legal Elite of the Midlands – Environmental Law 2013, 2017, 2018, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, and 2024
  • Legal Elite of the Midlands – Corporate Law-Contracts 2024
  • Leadership Columbia, Class XLI, 2014

Community Involvement

  • South Carolina Ethics Commission, Past Chair
  • South Carolina Arts Foundation Board, Past President
  • Heathwood Hall Episcopal School Board of Trustees