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John A. Childers is chair of the firm’s Retail group and also handles general negligence and premises liability, complex/catastrophic litigation and retail liability matters.

Mr. Childers has served as national coordinating counsel for a national drug store chain in numerous mass tort matters and has also filled this role in individual cases. He has worked in the same capacity with a tool manufacturer in cases alleging cumulative trauma injuries   and loss of hearing, and with a building materials manufacturer for approximately 1,500 roof-related claims.

Recognized with an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, Mr. Childers has also been recognized by Illinois Super Lawyers 2005 -2012. He has also served on panels and given lectures on manufacturing litigation and risk and insurance management. Presentations have included, "Sexual Harassment and Physical Assault Claims," at a Risk and Insurance Management Society conference, and "Harmonizing Manufacturing Agreements and Marketing with the Realities of Products Litigation," at a Defense Research Institute Products Liability Seminar. Mr. Childers belongs to several organizations including the American and Chicago Bar Associations, the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel, the Trial Lawyers Club of Chicago and the DRI.