Katie L. Weaver
For more than 40 years, a variety of businesses from financial institutions to medical providers and manufacturers have sought counsel from Larry Childs regarding a diverse range of matters. Skilled in handling complex litigation, whether resolved through an early settlement, arbitration, trial, or on appeal, Larry adopts the strategy of "relentlessness in the pursuit of excellence." He lays out a success strategy at the earliest stage of conflict and follows it until the client accomplishes its objectives. For 12 years Larry served as a practice group leader for Waller’s litigation practice.
Larry's focused strategic planning with constant adjustments assures clients that their ultimate goals are top of mind. Long-term relationships with clients, spanning decades in many cases, make possible Larry's vision of being a true member of the client's team.
Although representing financial institutions has been a principal focus of his practice, over his distinguished litigation career Larry has "done it all." From cases involving consumer class actions to industrial accidents to criminal allegations against company executives, to claims by healthcare providers against HMOs and insurance companies, he delights in simplifying complex litigation - a thought leader able to combine ideas from diverse fields to achieve creative results. Larry led Waller's litigation team in the Jefferson County, Alabama bankruptcy - one of the largest municipal bankruptcy cases in American history. He successfully argued a ground-breaking Fraud-on-the-Market securities case to an en banc federal appeals court. He recently obtained a multi-million arbitration award for a small healthcare provider. Larry's greatest satisfaction comes from ending cases before they get off the ground - sometimes by talking the opposing counsel out of pursuing the claim. He has tried lawsuits and arbitrations in a variety of forums (including overseas) and successfully resolved disputes of all kinds. In addition to his litigation practice, Larry is a qualified American Arbitration Association arbitrator.
Larry maintains a diverse portfolio of cases, including:
Regions Bank defends class actions in connection to PPP loans
Emergency room physicians sue HMO for inadequate reimbursements
Pharmaceutical company obtains indemnification following recall
Physician secures contract with major hospital and defends anti-competitive claims
AvKARE defends Trade Adjustments Act claims
Appellate victory secured for Central Alabama Radiation Oncology in Open Records Act case
Specialty finance firm faces fraudulent transfer allegations
DaVita defends suit in which doctors seek to nullify non-compete agreement
Waller defends Winnebago against finder’s fee claims
Mid-South Super Lawyers Honors Waller Attorneys
Chambers USA recognizes 41 Waller attorneys
50 Waller attorneys recognized by Super Lawyers
Waller sets new mark with 101 in Best Lawyers 2022
Birmingham litigators talk COVID courtroom battles
Chambers recognizes 41 Waller attorneys, elevates firm’s national healthcare ranking
Birmingham legal leaders on Covid-19's impact on 2021
51 recognized on Mid-South Super Lawyers
Waller sets record with 84 in Best Lawyers 2020
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