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Derek helps fast-moving companies reach best solutions.

Derek handles transactions for small and large clients across many sectors, including banking and finance, healthcare and real estate. He has represented clients ranging from neighborhood associations to publicly traded companies. He empathizes with business owners and wants to assist them with the concerns, challenges and expectations they face in today’s global marketplace.

Derek provides counsel to clients in all phases of transactions. Clients appreciate that he creates strategies that focus on their individual goals.



  • J.D., University of Arkansas School of Law
    • cum laude
    • Dean’s List
  • B.A., University of Arkansas


  • Missouri
  • Kansas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association
Thought Leadership
Outside the Office

In fair weather, Derek and his wife spend most weekends boating on Missouri’s Table Rock Lake with their three dogs. Derek serves on the dock association.