Derek concentrates his practice in business and real estate litigation, representing individuals and businesses before state and federal court. He also represents the Indiana Department of Insurance, Patient’s Compensation Fund, in tort and coverage cases.
Prior to joining the Firm, Derek served as a judicial law clerk for Judge Thomas J. Felts in the Allen Circuit Court. Derek assisted Judge Felts with the Allen Circuit Court civil docket by conducting legal research prior to hearings, assessing oral arguments, providing recommendations, and drafting orders. Derek served as Judge Pro Tempore hearing a variety of civil and family law cases, ruling on evidentiary disputes during hearings, and drafting final orders. He also served as a Family Law Arbitrator hearing dissolution, custody, parenting time, and support cases.