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Eraka L. Childs

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Biography

Eraka Childs received her B.A. in Business in 1994 from Southwestern University, located in Georgetown, Texas, and she received her J.D. in 1997 from South Texas College of Law, located in Houston, Texas. She was admitted to practice law in Texas in 1997. She also was admitted to practice in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas.

Eraka served on the Boards of the Texas Young Lawyers Association, the Houston Lawyers Association, the Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program, Southwestern University Alumni Association, the Fresh Arts Coalition and numerous other organizations. She is dedicated to expanding the availability of legal assistance to financially disadvantaged individuals.

Eraka is a member of Jones Memorial United Methodist Church, and she is the proud mother of one daughter, Alexandra.

Born on Galveston Island, Eraka is a proud fifth generation Texan.

Education

  • South Texas College of Law Houston, Houston, Texas
    • J.D. - 1997
  • Southwestern University
    • B.S. - 1994

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Texas Law Foundation
  • Houston Bar Foundation
  • National Bar Foundation
  • Houston Young Lawyers Foundation
  • Jones Memorial United Methodist Church, Member
  • Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program, Board of Directors
  • Southwestern University Alumni Association, Board of Directors
  • Southwestern University, Class Agent
  • Fresh Alts Coalition, Board of Directors
  • Bay Area Council on Drugs & Alcohol, Board of Directors
  • Galveston Historical Foundation, 2005 Historic Homes Tour Committee Co-Chair
  • Girls Incorporated, Leadership Council
  • Volunteers of America, Advisory Council

Past Positions

  • Kellogg, Brown & Root, Attorney/Employee Relations Specialist, 2009 to 2010
  • Epstein Becker & Green, P.C., Attorney, 2003 to 2005
  • Powers & Frost, L.L.P., Attorney, 2002 to 2003
  • The Office Of The Attorney General Of Texas, Assistant Attorney General, 1999 to 2002
  • The Childs Law Firm, P.C., Attorney, 1997 to 1999

Languages

  • Chinese
  • Spanish
  • Arabic
  • Persian
  • Farsi

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas - Family Law Section
  • Association of Women Attorneys
  • National Bar Association
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • Houston Lawyers Association
  • Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program
  • Southwestern University Alumni Association
  • State Bar of Texas, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • State Bar of Texas, Resolutions Committee
  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • American Bar Association, The Woman Advocate Committee (State Liaison)
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association, Board of Directors
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association, Family Law Committee, Co-Chair
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association, Minority Involvement Committee, Co-Chair
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association, Low Income Texans Committee
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association, Arts and Entertainment Committee Co-Chair
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association, Marketing/Public Relations Committee
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association, Barbara Jordan Project Committee
  • Houston Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Houston Bar Association, Minority Opportunity in the Profession Committee
  • Association of Women Attorneys, Judicial Screening Committee
  • Association of Women Attorneys, Legislative Committee
  • Houston Lawyers Association, Treasurer
  • Galveston County Bar Association
  • Galveston County Young Lawyers Association
  • American Inns of Court
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation

Current Employment Position

  • Principal

Practice Areas

  • Labor and Employment Law
  • Business Law
  • Employee Relations
  • Personal Injury Law
  • Family Law
  • HR Strategic Planning
  • Social Security Disability

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 1998
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 2001
  • Supreme Court of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas