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Derrick A. De Vera

Overview

As a born and raised Seattleite, Derrick De Vera understands and appreciates the Pacific Northwest economy and its drivers. He is a forceful, creative advocate for clients involved in business disputes and other contract issues throughout Washington.

Derrick represents clients of all sizes, including small-business owners in manufacturing and distribution, construction and professional services, as well as large financial institutions. His collaborative style helps him understand and pursue his clients’ big-picture goals.

Derrick’s strong community ties provide valuable insight into local courts and government operations. Before becoming a lawyer, he worked with current Washington Supreme Court Justice Mary Yu at the King County Superior Court, and for former King County Council Member Larry Phillips. 

Experience

Experience

  • Advised service distributors with state permitting requirements and compliance.
  • Counseled community and national banks in default matters.
  • Secured multi-million dollar judgment and acquired assets for local lender.
  • Directed entities on free speech rights in state and national parks.
  • Defended regional construction contractor in project dispute. 

Memberships & Awards

Memberships

  • Washington State Bar Association, Member

Awards

  • Schwabe, First-Year Diversity Fellow (2013)
  • University of Washington School of Law, CALI Award for Excellence in Legislation (2014)
  • University of Washington School of Law, CALI Award for Excellence in Forensics/Expert Witnesses (2015)

Resources & Ideas

“Litigating Your Taste Buds: A More Appetizing Kind of Discovery,” King County Bar Association Bar Bulletin (2014)

Community Activities

Community Activities

  • Filipino Lawyers of Washington, Member
  • Seattle CityClub, Member
  • Immigrant Families Advocacy Project, Volunteer (2012-2015)
  • Asian/Pacific Islander American Law Student Association, Director of Community Events (2012-2015)

Services

Education

Admissions

Washington State Courts

United States District Court, Western District of Washington

Outside The Office