Meet the Attorneys

Jim D. Childress, III

Jim D. ChildressExperience:

  • Chief Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney, Pittsylvania County
  • Special Assistant US Attorney, Western District of Virginia
  • Supervising Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney, City of Danville
  • Private Practice handling many types of cases
  • Internship with the Honorable Phillip A. Wallace (retired), Bedford Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court

Jim Childress is a native to the Lynchburg Area. He graduated from Brookville High School and received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from Lynchburg College.
After law school, Jim worked for years a Virginia prosecutor (commonly referred to as DA or Assistant DA in other states) and handled lots of complex cases.

Jim has litigated thousands of trials in front of judges and taken numerous jury trials successfully to verdict. He has argued cases from speeding tickets to larcenies and serious felonies like rape, robbery, murder, and upper-level possession with intent to distribute narcotics. He also has successfully represented his clients in countless civil cases including: separation agreements, divorces, child custody, adoptions, contract disputes, personal injury, wills, deeds, power of attorneys, drafting contacts, convicted felon restoration of rights.

Awards and Memberships

  1. Virginia Trial Lawyers Association – member of Plaintiff’s Only section
  2. 2017 Lynchburg Bar’s Pro Bono Award – Virginia Legal Aid Society
  3. Campbell County Bar Association – member
  4. Lynchburg Bar Association – member
  5. Pittsylvania County Bar Association – past President
  6. Patrick Henry Family Services – Board of Trustees
  7. 2017 Best of Lynchburg
    Recipient by Lynchburg Living Magazine

    Best of Lynchburg 2017

Christina (Tina) Wright

Christina Wright

Tina Wright has lived in the Lynchburg area most of her life. She was dual-enrolled in college classes during high school, which allowed her to graduate from Rustburg High School with her Associate’s Degree. She received her Bachelor’s of Arts in Philosophy from Randolph College and her Juris Doctorate from Liberty University School of Law with concentrations in criminal and constitutional law. Upon graduating law school and passing the bar exam, Tina began working at Childress Law Firm right away.

Tina attends Timberlake United Methodist Church and serves on the Staff/Pastor-Parish Relations Committee and Audio/Visual team. When she’s not in court, she enjoys seeing movies and hanging out with her two dogs and her husband, Steven. Tina handles a variety of criminal and civil matters, including personal injury, misdemeanors and felonies, child custody, protective orders, divorces, deeds, wills, powers of attorney and medical directives.