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Derek T. Howard

Derek T. Howard

Partner at Doerr MacWilliams Howard PLLC
  • Business Law, Arbitration & Mediation
  • Michigan
Claimed Lawyer Profile

Derek Howard was a longtime Judicial Staff Attorney in Oakland County’s Business Court. In 2019, Derek launched his own business law firm and has quickly enjoyed a string of business litigation success, including multiple cases featured in legal publications.

Derek has also published articles on various topics including, software disputes, fraud, and mediation.

In 2023, Derek teamed up with Joseph Doerr and Sara MacWilliams to form a firm that offers clients a deeper bench of expertise and legal support, while maintaining the individualized, attentive service the partners are known for. Doerr MacWilliams Howard PLLC offers highly skilled, personalized legal services for businesses facing transactional or litigation risks.

Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
J.D. (2006)
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University of Michigan - Flint
B.A. (2002) | Political Science
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Professional Experience
Doerr MacWilliams Howard PLLC
- Current
The Howard Law Firm, PLC
Judicial Staff Attorney
Oakland County Circuit Court
Business Court and General Civil Dockets
Adjunct Professor
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Courses: Advanced Writing, Legal Drafting, Scholarly Writing, Intro to Law
Articles & Publications
Choosing the Right Mediator for Your Business Dispute
Distinguishing Breach of Contract and Fraudulent Inducement
Stuck in a bad contract? You may have options.
Crain's Detroit Business
Failed Software Implementation: Is It Your Company, Bad Luck or Fraud?
Michigan Manufacturers Association
"Go to Lawyer" for Business Ligitation
Michigan Lawyers Weekly
Professional Associations
Oakland County Bar Association
- Current
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State Bar of Michigan  # P69625
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
State Bar of Michigan
ID Number: P69625
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6th Circuit
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United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
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  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Hourly Rate: $350/Hour
Practice Areas
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Arbitration & Mediation
Business Arbitration
  • English
Websites & Blogs
Contact & Map
Doerr MacWilliams Howard PLLC
838 W Long Lake Rd
Suite 211
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
Telephone: (248) 237-7300