John N. Childs


John is a Partner and a principal member of BMD’s Healthcare, Labor and Employment, and Litigation departments. John has served as General Counsel for a health system that operates hospitals, insurance companies and joint ventures including physician practices. He is a litigation attorney who focuses his practice in both the Healthcare and Labor Law arenas.


Contact Information

75 East Market Street, Akron, Ohio 44308


The University of Akron School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, graduated first in class
The University of Akron, B.S., English

Courts & Bar Associations

  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Member: Akron Bar Association, Ohio State Bar Association, American Bar Association

Professional & Civic Affiliations

  • The University of Akron, School of Law: Adjunct Professor of Healthcare and Labor Law (2007-Present, 1981-1984)
  • Summa Health Systems, General Counsel (1991-1998)
  • Society of Chest Pain Centers, Interim Chief Executive Officer (June 2010-April 2011)

Professional Honors & Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Litigation - Labor & Employment (2022-2024)


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