Derek is a member of Butler Snow’s litigation department and practices within the Products, Catastrophic and Industrial Litigation group. ​

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Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 2014
  • Georgia, 2020
  • U.S. District Courts
    • Georgia: Northern, Middle, Southern
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
    • 11th Circuit

Civic Involvement

  • Hands on Atlanta
    • ServiceJuris Steering Committee
  • AmeriCorps
    • Math and Literacy Tutor, 2010-2011

Education & Honors

  • University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2014
    • CALI Award for Academic Excellence: Legal Writing, Torts, Comparative Employment Law, Decedents’ Estates, Civil Law Clinic
    • Senior Editor, Alabama Civil Rights & Civil Liberties Law Review
    • Summer Exchange Program – Comparative Business Law, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
    • John A. Campbell Moot Court Board
    • Moot Court Competition Judge
    • Jessup International Moot Court Advocate – Second Place Written Brief Award, Top 10 Oralist Award
  • University of Minnesota Duluth, B.A., Political Science, 2010


  • Clerkship, Honorable Debra Jacobson, Minnesota Judicial Branch, 2014-2016
  • Staff Attorney, United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, 2016-2019

Papers, Presentations, & Publications