Derek has been in private practice in Wichita since his graduation from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in 1991. His work has taken him before state, federal and tribal courts from New York to Honolulu. Derek has broad experience in investigating, defending and prosecuting complex civil matters, including employment discrimination and other wrongful discharge claims, noncompete litigation, insurance coverage issues, defending and challenging estate plans, fiduciary duties, ERISA litigation, subrogation claims, tortious interference, and class actions/multi-district litigation.
In addition to representing and helping his clients, Derek has written articles on trial practice and has been invited as a speaker at continuing education seminars. He is active in several professional organizations and in his community through his involvement in Boy Scouts. Derek is married to Kim Casey and they have two sons.