Attorneys

Ryan D. Childers

Senior Attorney Firm Founder

Ryan Childers was born and raised in El Centro, California, where his family has lived for almost 100 years. Ryan is a graduate of Southwest High School. In 2001, he received his Bachelor’s Degree with Honors in Accounting from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and in 2004 at the age of 23 he graduated from […]

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Kevin Earl Lawless

Attorney

Kevin Earl Lawless was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, where he graduated in 2007 Summa Cum Laude from Northern Illinois University with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a double minor in Sociology and Psychology. Mr. Lawless graduated from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in 2011 where he received his Juris […]

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Jacqueline Mandel

Attorney

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Staff

Diane Curiel

Office Manager & Legal Assistant

Ms. Curiel brings her years of experience and expertise as a Family Law legal assistant to Childers and Associates. Ms. Curiel began her employment with the firm in November, 2009, as the Legal Assistant in our Criminal Department. Ms. Curiel rapidly became familiar with the legal field and transitioned to our family law department in […]

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Lucia Zepeda

Legal Assistant

Lucia Zepeda was born in El Centro in 1976 and lived there until age seven when she was moved to Los Angeles for five years. During 7th grade she moved to the Imperial Valley where she continues to reside. Ms. Zepeda attended Heber Junior High School and later graduated from Central Union High School. Ms. […]

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Lauren Layton

Legal Assistant

Lauren Layton was born and raised in Holtville, California. She attended Pine School, Holtville Middle School, and graduated from Holtville High School in 2003. She attended and graduated from Imperial Valley College with an AA degree in the arts in 2005. She continued her education at San Diego State University – Imperial Valley Campus where […]

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Nehemias “Nemo” Fernandez

Legal Assistant

Nehemias “Nemo” Fernandez joined the team of Childers and Associates in September 2017. He is fluent in Spanish and brings a varied background from the various fields he has worked in. He brings twenty-five (25) years of experience in banking operations, ten (10) years experience in tech support and is a Notary. His experience in […]

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Kathleen A. Wilson

Legal Assistant

Ms. Wilson was born in New York State and raised in Friendship, New York which is located in western New York State. Ms. Wilson graduated from Friendship High School with honors in 1975. After finishing school, she married and raised three children who are with families of their own now and she is proud of […]

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Norma Moreno

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Ralph A. Rivera

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Amanda Mason

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