Derek is a trial lawyer who defends corporations, insurance companies and transportation companies in state and federal courts throughout Missouri and Kansas. Derek practices in all areas of civil litigation, with a focus on serious personal injury and wrongful death. For over a decade following law school, Derek practiced civil defense litigation at one of the largest firms in Missouri, handling some of the most high profile cases in the Midwest. Derek has been recognized by his peers by being named a “Rising Star” – one of the top young attorneys in Kansas and Missouri – by Super Lawyers magazine. Only 2.5 percent of the lawyers in Kansas and Missouri are named Rising Stars by Super Lawyers.

Practice Areas

  • Civil Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance Defense

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri
  • Kansas


Kansas City Office
304 W. 10th Street,
Kansas City, Missouri 64105


  • DePaul University College of Law, J.D.

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