Derek began working in the field of personal injury law in 2002 after graduating from UC Irvine. He has dedicated his entire professional career to serving injured people and their families.
Derek has handled thousands of cases from the preparation stage to negotiation and settlement. His experience includes auto accidents, wrongful deaths, dog bites, slip and falls, and many other types of personal injury cases. Derek has an adversarial but professional relationship with many of the adjusters from the major insurance companies. Derek is also fluent in Spanish and is comfortable helping his Spanish-speaking clients understand the legal process.
Outside of work, Derek enjoys spending time with his family. He also enjoys surfing, traveling, music, running and any other activity that takes him outdoors.
- Contingent Fees
We only work on a contingency fee, meaning that if we do not win, we do not get paid. Injury victims cannot afford to pay an attorney by the hour. Our contingency fee is in line with other top-quality lawyers who handle serious personal injury matters. There are no up-front costs or fees with us.
- Personal Injury
- Animal & Dog Law
- Insurance Claims
Insurance companies often take advantage of accident victims during the vulnerable time period following a traumatic incident. Our legal team will immediately take over all communication with the insurance companies to protect your rights. This includes preserving evidence and documenting the facts of the case while they are still fresh.