Neal Childers joined Goodman McGuffey LLP in February of 2009. Neal’s practice is focused upon the representation of employers and insurers in defending workers’ compensation matters, in the representation of state and local government officers and employees in matters arising from the performance of their official duties, and in the defense of claims of professional malpractice. Prior to joining the firm, Neal had extensive litigation experience in civil rights and administrative law matters.
Neal graduated from Mars Hill College in 1981 with a B.A. degree in History, and graduated cum laude with a Juris Doctor in 1984 from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University. Neal served as Lead Articles I editor for the Mercer Law Review. Neal served with the Georgia Department of Law as Senior Assistant Attorney General with the Public Safety and Criminal Justice Divisions from 1984 to 1999. In 1999, he was appointed as Deputy Director of Legal Services for the Georgia Department of Public Safety. In 2001, Neal was appointed as General Counsel for the Georgia Department of Motor Vehicle Safety, and served that agency until his designation as General Counsel for the Georgia Department of Community Health in 2003. In 2006, Neal began service as Legal Affairs Officer for the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office.