Associate attorney Rebekah Childers represents clients facing claims of toxic exposure, particularly asbestos, in Cook County and Madison County, Illinois. In her role defending businesses, including product manufacturers of industrial equipment and industrial components, Ms. Childers has conducted numerous depositions and drafted motions. She also prepares essential reporting to update clients on the litigation.
Interested in becoming a lawyer at a young age, Ms. Childers participated in her high school's debate team. While in law school, she handled family law cases through the University of Illinois College of Law civil litigation clinic. Prior to joining Segal McCambridge in 2012, Ms. Childers worked at a construction litigation firm.
Since 2010, Ms. Childers has served on the Board of Generations of Hope, an intergenerational community that funds social services and helps place children with adoptive parents. She also dedicates time to pro bono work, including acting as pro bono counsel to tenants in landlord/tenant cases in Chicago, representing a defendant in a criminal appeal, and assisting with the incorporation of a non-profit focused on raising funds for Parkinson's disease research and awareness.
Successfully obtained a defense verdict in a bench trial where the defendant, a bus company, faced allegations of negligence by the City of Chicago following an accident involving a school bus and squad car.
University of Illinois, B.S. (Advertising), 2008
University of Illinois College of Law, J.D. magna cum laude, 2011
PROFESSIONAL AND CIVIC INVOLVEMENT
Chicago Bar Association
Black Women Lawyers' Association of Greater Chicago
Illinois State Bar Association
Generations of Hope, Board of Directors, 2010-present
CALI Award for Excellence in Labor Law, 2009
ABA First Amendment Moot Court, National Finalist, 2010
Black Law Students Association, President, 2010-2011
Rickert Award for Excellence in Advocacy, 2011