• J.D.
    American University Washington College of Law
  • B.S.
    George Mason University

Marcus Childress has experience in high stakes litigation and trial advocacy. Leveraging his prior practice in the U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate General Corps and as a Special Assistant United States Attorney (SAUSA), Mr. Childress focuses his practice on litigation in federal district courts, conducting investigations, and government contracts. 

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Childress was a litigator at an AmLaw 200 firm and served as an Air Force litigator responsible for prosecuting military members for felony level offenses, including death penalty litigation, and overseeing hundreds of investigations. He has jury and bench trial experience, and has argued preliminary motions, examined and cross-examined witnesses, presented opening statements, and made closing arguments in open court. Regularly, Mr. Childress prepared clients for interviews with opposing counsel and for testimony in trial. He served for two years as a SAUSA for the Middle District of Georgia, where he charged more than 200 misdemeanor offenses and litigated bench trials in front of a federal magistrate judge. Mr. Childress has led all facets of litigation, including discovery, case investigation and preparation, and courtroom advocacy.

In law school, Mr. Childress was selected as the student commencement speaker, served as the managing editor for the Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law, and received the Washington College of Law Rising Star Award.

Prior to law school, Mr. Childress worked for multiple defense contractors as a systems engineer, focusing on unmanned autonomous vehicles and software system requirements for the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the National Science Foundation.


  • Assistant Staff Judge Advocate, United States Air Force, 2014 - 2019
  • Extern, The Honorable Patricia Campbell-Smith & Special Master Christian Moran, United States Court of Federal Claims, 2012


  • Leadership Counsel on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Pathfinder Program, 2020
  • Member, National Bar Association
Bar Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • North Carolina
Court Admissions
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces