Derek represents clients in a wide range of civil lawsuits and helps his clients solve problems.
A particular area of focus for Derek is federal-court litigation. Prior to joining Cantey Hanger, Derek served for three years as law clerk to the Honorable Terry R. Means, U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Texas, Fort Worth Division. Derek currently serves on the Court Advisory Committee for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas.
Derek is also an appellate practitioner, having argued numerous cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Other areas of emphasis within Derek’s practice include qui tam litigation under the False Claims Act, insurance-coverage litigation, contract disputes, construction-related litigation, and serving as de facto general counsel for small businesses and organizations.