Ryan Childers
Childers & Associates

1430 Broadway Street
El Centro, CA 92243
TEL: (760) 353-3484

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About Childers & Associates

Childers & Associates is a firm focusing on estate planning, probate, trust administration and elder law issues. Based in El Centro, CA, our mission is to provide residents of El Centro and surrounding areas with quality estate planning resources, such as assistance with Living Trusts, Wills (simple & complex), Probate, Trust Administration, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, Irrevocable Trusts, Family Limited Partnerships, and Charitable Giving. When you visit or call our office, we want you to feel comfortable discussing such an important issue concerning both you and your family. We want to arm you with the information you need to make an informed decision about your family's future. Visit our online Estate Planning Information Center to obtain timely, quality information on estate planning and related issues, including complimentary issues of our Special Reports and Estate Planning News articles. Residents of El Centro and surrounding areas can register to attend our Estate Planning Seminars.

About Ryan Childers

Ryan has been practicing law exclusively in Imperial County courts for a decade. During that time he has become one of the area’s most widely known and most successful attorneys. After returning home to Imperial County from law school, Ryan worked as a prosecuting attorney in Imperial County for two years, during which time he honed his skills as a strong and effective trial attorney. In small communities it is important to hire a great attorney who is intimately familiar with the community and the local court system. That local knowledge can make all the difference in your case. Ryan Childers and his team at Childers & Associates can provide you aggressive legal representation you need while expertly navigating the in and outs of a small town and its court system.


After leaving the District Attorney’s office in 2006, Ryan founded Childers & Associates. Since its inception, Childers & Associates has grown from just Ryan in a small office to a firm of three experienced attorneys and seven staff members. Childers & Associates has become one of Imperial County’s most successful and highly respected law firms. In addition to his work as an attorney, Ryan is an active member of the local community. In 2006, Ryan was elected to serve as a member of the El Centro Elementary School District Board of Trustees and in 2013 he was elected to serve as a member of the Central Union High School District Board of Trustees. In addition to serving as an elected official, Ryan is also a past president of the Imperial County Bar Association, and past president of the El Centro Rotary Club. He has also generously volunteered his time to many other boards and local causes. In recognition of his achievements and dedication to the community, Ryan was awarded the El Centro Chamber of Commerce’s Young Professional of the Year award and the City of El Centro honored Ryan and his law firm with one of their prestigious IMAGINE Awards.


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 the University Of San Diego School Of Law. Ryan and his wife Allison live in rural El Centro and are proud to be raising their children, William and Abigail, as fifth generation Imperial Valley residents.

About the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys

The Academy is a national organization dedicated to promoting excellence in estate planning by providing its exclusive membership of attorneys with up-to-date research on estate and tax planning, educational materials, and other important resources to empower them to provide superior estate planning services. The Academy expects members to have at least 36 hours of legal education each year specifically in estate, tax, probate and/or elder law subjects. To ensure this goal is met, the Academy provides over 40 hours of continuing legal education each year. Since 1993, the Academy has also been a highly-regarded and sought-after resource for attorneys and consumers alike, and has been recognized by Consumer Reports, Suze Orman in her book, 9 Steps to Financial Freedom and numerous times by Money Magazine.