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Michelle A. Childers

Michelle A. Childers

Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

San Francisco, CA, USA


Michelle A. Childers is a partner and chair of the Products Liability and Mass Tort Practice Group at Drinker Biddle. She also serves as vice chair of the firm’s Litigation Department. Michelle’s practice primarily involves the defense of major pharmaceutical and medical device companies in mass torts, class actions, Attorneys General actions, and single-plaintiff actions involving allegations of defective products or personal injury. Michelle has significant experience defending complex pharmaceutical actions in state, federal and appellate courts. She has served as national counsel, as local counsel, and on national counsel teams. Michelle has coordinated cases around the country for all aspects of the trial preparation process, including written discovery, depositions, dispositive motions, preparing and defending company witnesses and experts, taking depositions, and coordinating settlement discussions. Michelle has also served as trial counsel for medical products cases. Michelle has also been retained as settlement counsel for high profile cases. Michelle received her J.D. from University of California, Hastings College of Law in 1998, where she was awarded the American Jurisprudence Award, Negotiation and Settlement. While in law school, she was a member and projects editor of the Hasting International and Comparative Law Review. Michelle received her B.A. from University of California at Los Angeles in 1990, where she studied Mathematics, Applied Sciences, and Economics. She attended the International Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy held at Stanford Law School. Michelle is admitted to practice before the state court of California and is an active member of the Defense Research Institute and the International Association of Defense Counsel. Michelle is also a member of the American Bar Association and the California Bar Association.
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