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Tyrone R. Childress (Ty)

Practice Leader Insurance Recovery


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  • University of Virginia (J.D. 1988; National Moot Court Team); Georgetown University (B.S. in Foreign Service cum laude 1985)

Bar Admissions

  • California, U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, and various pro hac vice appearances in state and federal courts

Ty Childress is one of the country's leading insurance recovery lawyers and is chair of Jones Day's Insurance Recovery Practice. He serves as lead counsel for corporate policyholders in pursuing claims and litigation across the U.S. and has been involved in complex insurance coverage claims relating to a variety of matters, including major product liability claims, mass tort claims, and catastrophic property losses.

Ty also has extensive experience in complex business and tort litigation, with an active commercial litigation practice in areas including railroad, antitrust, product defect, real estate, environmental, toxic tort, contract, fraud, and indemnity disputes.

Prior to joining Jones Day in 2011, Ty was among the trial counsel who obtained one of the largest jury awards in California in the 1990s and has been involved in several landmark court decisions. He also has served as lead counsel in arbitration proceedings across the country and has secured numerous multimillion dollar arbitration awards on behalf of clients.

Ty is ranked among the top policyholder lawyers by a variety of publications including Legal 500 and Chambers USA, where clients describe him as "the best lawyer I have ever encountered" and comment that "when it comes to the crunch, you can rely on him to get results" and that he is "analytical and knowledgeable with great negotiation skills."

Among other organizations, Ty is a member of the National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel and the Association of Business Trial Lawyers. He is a frequent writer and speaker, and has chaired numerous industry conference panels, on insurance and litigation-related topics.

Honors & Distinctions

  • Recognized in 2014 by BTI as a national "Client Service All-Star" from its survey of Fortune 1000 companies

    Ranked as elite "Leading Lawyer" by Legal 500

    Recognized as a premier business litigator by Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA, and Guide to the World's Leading Insurance and Reinsurance Lawyers

    Repeatedly named by Los Angeles magazine as one of Southern California's "Super Lawyers"
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