Partner, Michael J. Childers
Michael J. Childers, Construction Attorney

Michael J. Childers


Areas Of Practice

Michael J. Childers is a partner at the law firm of Boyd & Jenerette, P.A. He is a Board Certified Construction Law Attorney by the Florida Bar and is AV Preeminent® rated by Martindale-Hubbell.  His practice focuses primarily on handling construction defect claims. Mr. Childers represents a wide range of clients from Owners, Contractors, Design Professionals, and Subcontractors of various trades, Material Suppliers, and Manufacturers. Typical cases involve construction defect, breach of contract, breach of warranty, professional negligence, delay, liens/bonds, product defects, and insurance coverage issues.

Mr. Childers also represents clients in transactional work including drafting and negotiating construction contracts. Mr. Childers also has trial experience in litigating large, complex construction cases.


  • Florida – Board Certified in Construction Law
  • United States District Court
    • Northern District of Florida
    • Middle District of Florida


  • The Florida Bar
    • Construction Law Committee
    • Construction Law Committee, Jury Instructions Subcommittee: 2014
  • Jacksonville Bar Association
    • Construction Law Section
  • The Florida Defense Lawyers Association
  • Jacksonville Association of Defense Counsel
  • Associated Builders and Contractors, First Coast Chapter
    • ABC Education Committee
  • Florida – Board Certified in Construction Law
    • United States District Court, Northern District of Florida
    • United States District Court, Middle District of Florida

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Seminars & Classes

  • Construction Defects: Chapter 558 Notice and Opportunity to Repair Damages in Construction Defect Lawsuit, Amerisure Insurance Company, June 2012
  • Builders Risks, CNA, 2013
  • How the World Has Changed, or Has it. A Review of Carithers v. Mid-Continent Co., Amerisure, 2015 and Auto-Owners 2016
  • Introduction to Construct Defect & Delay Claims, Gallagher Bassett, 2015
  • Construction Law, Florida Coastal School of Law, Spring 2014 and 2016
    • What is Construction Law?
    • Construction Licenses and Certifications
    • Construction Bids
    • Construction Contracts and Terms
    • Nonperformance, Damages, and Defenses
    • Building Permits and Codes
    • Property Damage and Personal Injury
    • Remedies
    • Extras, Modifications, and Delays
    • Construction Liens
    • Construction Bonds (Payment and Performance)
    • Construction Litigation
    • Workers Compensation and Liability Insurance


  • B.A. Florida State University, 2002
    • Magna Cum Laude
    • Political Science and History
  • J.D. Thomas Cooley Law School, 2005
    • Magna Cum Laude
    • Emphasis on Business Transactions
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Comprehensive Services

Many cases overlap several areas of law. As a full service law firm, we are able to recognize how one legal discipline impacts another. We work as a team on complex issues that require knowledge of a variety of state and federal laws. This multi-disciplinary approach allows clients to receive the large-firm advantage of access to multiple attorneys in a wide scope of practice areas as well as the hands-on customer service offered by a boutique law firm. In addition to civil litigation, employment law, workers’ compensation defense, commercial law, construction law and appeals, our firm also handles complex immigration and professional liability claims.

Our bilingual staff is available to assist with immigration matters, including consular and removal defenses.