Dennis Childs

Of Counsel


(858) 252-3218


2210 Encinitas Blvd. Suite S Encinitas, CA 92024



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Dennis Childs' practice is devoted to representing a wide range of industries in employment law. He has three decades of experience representing employers and management, with an emphasis on civil litigation in federal and state courts involving wrongful termination, discrimination and harassment, disability claims, trade secrets and unfair competition, ERISA, union-management issues, defamation, privacy, and class action wage-and-hour claims. Dennis also assists employers with conducting internal corporate investigations and represents employers before numerous federal and state agencies.

Dennis counsels employers regarding all aspects of the employment relationship requiring day-to-day and strategic attention, including terminations and discipline, employment contracts, trade secret and intellectual property protection, executive compensation, reductions-in-force and associated compensation and severance issues, privacy and free speech issues, recruitment, hiring, collective bargaining and employment policies and practices.

Dennis is regularly named among the best in his fields of practice by various publications and frequently addresses human resources executives, general counsel and in-house counsel in a variety of forums.

Prior to joining Koning Zollar LLP, Dennis was a partner at Cooley LLP, a leading international law firm. 


education / Awards

  • University of Texas School of Law

    • JD, with honors

  • University of Texas at Austin

    • BA, with high honors

  • Southern California Super Lawyers: Labor and Employment

  • San Diego Daily Transcript: Top San Diego County Attorneys

  • San Diego Magazine: Top Lawyers.


Memberships / ADMISSIONS

  • Supreme Court of the United States

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California

  • All California State Courts

  • San Diego County Bar Association