Matthew W. Childs

Matt Childs has been defending clients through insurance companies, businesses and individuals in Texas against lawsuits for more than 25 years. Mr. Childs has served as lead counsel in thousands of successful defense cases. His experience covers a range of areas, including trucking defense, premises liability and casualty and property cases for insurance industry leaders. He works on each case with an early development strategy to accomplish the desired outcome.

About Matthew


Matt Childs was admitted to practice in November, 1991. Since starting his practice, Mr. Childs has focused on civil litigation and trial. He has tried over 70 cases to verdict. His cases cover a broad area of civil litigation including such areas as personal injury, trucking litigation, wrongful death, construction defect, product liability, premises liability, automobile accidents, breach of contract, property damage, insurance coverage, employment issues, commercial litigation, and numerous appeals. He has handled cases throughout the Eastern, Southern, and Western District of Texas.


In 1997, Mr. Childs was awarded the Board Certification in Personal Injury Trial Law. In 2003, Mr. Childs was awarded the rank of Associate in the American Board of Trial Advocates, which verifies his colleagues having found him to possess the requisite skill, integrity and experience in the special art of advocacy for his clients.

Mr. Childs has directly resolved over a thousand cases through trial, summary judgment, and settlement, with more than 50 jury trials as first chair. He has worked on many multimillion dollar claims and defended many wrongful death and significant personal injury cases, product liability cases, premises liability cases, and commercial litigation claims.

Mr. Childs assists in training younger associates in courtroom skills and tactics. He generally overseas and insurance defense docket, several self-insured clients, as well as a commercial litigation practice.

Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Defense Research Institute


  • South Texas College of Law, J. D. 1991
  • University of Texas, B.A., 1987

Professional Honors

  • Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Martindale-Hubbell “AV” Peer Review Rated

Court/Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Eastern United States District Court
  • Southern United States District Court
  • Western United States District Court