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

Marcus Childress is a Senior Associate in the Litigation Department at Miller & Chevalier Chartered. His practice focuses on white collar criminal defense, government and internal investigations, and complex litigation. Mr. Childress is an experienced trial lawyer. As a former Assistant Judge Advocate General ("JAG") in the United States Air Force and a Special Assistant United States Attorney ("SAUSA") for the Middle District of Georgia, he tried over 20 cases — 12 as first chair — before criminal juries and administrative boards across a wide range of matters which include homicide, aggravated assault, distribution of controlled substances, and making false official statements.

Mr. Childress's courtroom experience extends to every aspect of a trial. He has presented opening statements and closing arguments, conducted direct and cross examinations of medical and forensic experts, as well as civilian and law enforcement witnesses. Outside the courtroom, Mr. Childress oversaw hundreds of criminal and command directed investigations. He also charged more than 200 misdemeanor offenses as a SAUSA and litigated bench trials in front of a federal magistrate judge.

Prior to joining Miller & Chevalier, Mr. Childress was an associate at an AmLaw 200 firm where his practice focused on commercial litigation.

Mr. Childress is a graduate of Washington College of Law where he was the recipient of the 2014 Rising Star Award, served as managing editor for the Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law, and was selected by his graduating class as the student commencement speaker.

Before law school, Mr. Childress worked for multiple defense contractors as an engineer.

Mr. Childress is also an active member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

  • 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


  • DC Bar Capital Pro Bono High Honor Roll, 2020
  • 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