Derek joined Litco Law as an Associate Lawyer in 2016 after completing his articles and working as an associate at a national corporate law firm in Calgary. Prior to articling, Derek obtained his Bachelor of Commerce, with Honours, from the University of British Columbia, and thereafter obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Saskatchewan, graduating with Distinction.
Derek has both experience in plaintiff-side personal injury and, previously, insurance defense litigation where he acted on behalf of insurance companies. This has allowed Derek to understand how insurance companies strategize the settlement of claims, which proves advantageous when Derek negotiates on behalf of injured parties to obtain the best possible outcome.
As a lawyer at Litco Law, Derek’s practice focuses exclusively in the areas of personal injury, civil litigation, and alternative dispute resolution. Derek has experience with both Alberta and British Columbia accident claims, and is a member of both the Law Society of Alberta and the Law Society of British Columbia. Derek has appeared before the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench, the Provincial Court of British Columbia, and the Supreme Court of British Columbia, along with numerous administrative tribunals.
Derek enjoys personal fitness and sports, including basketball, hockey, and golf. When Derek isn’t in the office, he can be found spending too much time managing his fantasy football and basketball leagues.
If you or a loved one has been in a motor vehicle accident or suffered a personal injury, it won’t cost anything to come talk with a lawyer. Simply call our office at (587) 602-0892 to schedule a convenient time to come see us, or use our contact form. We’ll get back to you within 24 hours to set up a meeting to speak with a lawyer.