Todd Kevin Childers

Attorney Todd Kevin Childers

Todd Kevin Childers
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Todd Childers was born in Corbin, Kentucky in 1968. After earning his BA in History and JD in Law from the University of Kentucky in 1990 and 1993, he served as a judicial clerk for Hon. Eugene Siler, Jr., on the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati, Ohio. He then practiced general and commercial litigation in Lexington at Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, and Dinsmore & Shohl until returning to Corbin in 1998. He has practiced law in the federal and state courts in Kentucky since 1993.

EDUCATION:

  • BA History with Distinction & Honors, University of Kentucky, 1990
  • JD Law Journal & Moot Court, University of Kentucky College of Law, 1993

HONORS:

  • University of Kentucky
    • Graduated with Distinction and Departmental Honors
    • Awarded Holman-Hamilton Honor Academic Scholarship (top student in History Department, senior year)
    • UK & National Dean’s Lists
    • Phi Alpha Theta History Honorary Society
  • University of Kentucky College of Law
    • Kentucky Law Journal, Associate Editor
    • Graduated top 11% in class
    • -Moot Court Board, Oral Argument and Ethics Committees
    • American Jurisprudence Award (Book) Award (top grade in the study of Property Law)
    • Top Grade in Uniform Commercial Code
    • Best Oral Argument Award, 1st Year Moot Court Competition
    • Best Appellate Brief Award, 1st Year Moot Court Competition
    • Second Place Brief Overall, 2nd Year Moot Court Competition
    • Second Place Overall, 2nd Year Moot Court Competition
    • Who’s Who Among American Law Students
    • Howard Academic Scholarship 3rd Year
  • Professional
    • Outstanding Service Award, Law Clerk U.S. Sixth Circuit, 1993-94
    • Kentucky Bench & Bar, Communications & Publications Committee (past member)
    • Donated Legal Services Award, KBA, 1996
    • Continuing Legal Education Award, 1998
    • Chosen as Member of Merit Selection Panel for Appointment of Federal Magistrate Judges for U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky at London and Ashland (2005-06)
    • Selected Top 20 Under 40 by Corbin Times Tribune 2007
    • Voted “Best of the Best” Attorney in the Tri-County Area, Times-Tribune Readers’ Choice Award
    • Achieved Membership, Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forums for acting as lead counsel for clients in multiple million dollar cases
    • Favorably argued rule of law for procedural practice of case in Bluegrass Hosiery v. Speizman, 214 F.3d 770 (6th Cir. 2000), which is cited in law school textbook (Teply, Whitten and McLaughlin, Cases, Text and Problems on Civil Procedure, 2nd Ed., Carolina Academic Press, 2008) and in a federal practice manual (Federal Civil Procedural Manual, Rosenthal, et. al., Juris Publ. 2015, § 9.2.2, p. 299, n.19)
    • Tri-County Leadership graduate

PROFESSIONAL ADMISSIONS:

  • Kentucky Supreme Court, October 22, 1993
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of KY, December 13, 1994
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit, December 9, 1993

LAW PRACTICE:

  • U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals Judicial Clerk, Judge Siler, 1993-94
  • Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs (Lexington) Associate Atty, 1994-97
  • Dinsmore & Shohl (Lexington) Associate Atty, 1997-98
  • Freeman & Childers (Corbin) Partner, 1998-Present

COMMUNITY SERVICE:

  • Member, Board of Education, Corbin Independent Schools, 2008-Present
  • Drafted, District Code of Acceptable Behavior and Discipline for Corbin Independent School System
  • Elder, Steele’s Chapel Christian Church, 2008-Present
  • Bible Study leader, Steele’s Chapel Christian Church, 2009-Present
  • Sunday School Teacher, Steele’s Chapel Christian Church, 2009-Present
  • Music Worship leader, Steele’s Chapel Christian Church, 1981-Present
  • Guardian Ad Litem service for abused and neglected children
  • Coached soccer, basketball & baseball for youth leagues
  • Volunteer service for PA and scoreboard for high school soccer games
  • Frequent guest teacher/speaker for high school law/debate classes
  • Conduct worship service for Christian Health Center of Corbin
  • Past President and Board Member, Faith Christian Youth Camp
  • Volunteer pro bono service for Spouse Abuse Center, Lexington