C. J. Childers, a member in the law firm of Wallace Childers PLLC, is a committed and experienced attorney practicing in the areas of personal and workplace injury. With a diverse and extensive work experience, C. J. brings a vast array of legal knowledge and viewpoints to each and every case he handles.
A native of White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, C. J. was raised in a small town of approximately 2,500 residents. Following high school at Greenbrier East High School in Fairlea, West Virginia, C. J. attended Bridgewater College in Bridgewater, Virginia, where he studied business management. He received his Bachelor of Science degree, cum laude, from Bridgewater College in 1996. C. J. then received his Juris Doctor from the West Virginia University College of Law in 1999. While in law school, C. J. was awarded membership into the West Virginia Law Review. Upon graduation from law school, C. J. moved to Charlotte, North Carolina. He obtained his North Carolina law license in 1999 and his South Carolina law license in 2000.
C. J.’s extensive work history has exposed him to litigation in North and South Carolina, as well as most other states in the continental United States. C. J. has worked for a well-established regional law firm that spans the states of North and South Carolina, as well as Family Dollar, Inc., a fortune 300 retailer headquartered in Matthews, North Carolina. C. J. began his legal career as an associate in a law firm primarily handling the defense of personal injury, workers’ compensation, and medical malpractice cases. In most instances, C. J.’s clients were insurance companies and corporations. In this role, C. J. obtained experience trying personal injury and workers’ compensation cases in North and South Carolina.
Thereafter, while serving as Litigation Counsel, Senior Litigation Counsel, and ultimately Divisional Vice President for General and Corporate Litigation for Family Dollar, Inc., C. J. was responsible for managing the personal injury, commercial, real estate, and intellectual property cases that arose from a national retail operation. The thousands of personal injury and workers’ compensation cases that C. J. handled at Family Dollar included claims involving slip and falls, shootings, rapes, assaults, wrongful death, product liability, and tractor trailer accidents. This experience provided C. J. with an inside perspective on how to successfully litigate cases against large companies in an effort to obtain the most compensation for victims of negligent acts and workplace injuries.
C. J. is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association and the Mecklenburg County Bar Association.