If you’re facing financial crisis because health problems forced you to stop working—and you were denied the Social Security Disability benefits that could get you back to stable ground—you are the kind of person Derrick is devoted to helping.
Before joining Nash, he practiced personal injury law. He has represented plaintiffs in automobile crashes, medical malpractice claims, and federal civil rights cases.
He earned his Juris Doctorate with a certificate in international and comparative law from DePaul University College of Law in Chicago, and he obtained his license to practice law the same year.
While at DePaul, Derrick was part of the administration team of the International Law Society and was the public relations director for the International Human Rights Law Institute. He also helped draft and edit a complaint to the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights to address atrocities committed in Ethiopia in 2003.
Before law school, Derrick graduated cum laude from the University of Louisville with a bachelor’s degree of science in criminal justice. While at the University of Louisville, he was the chapter treasurer for the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.
When he’s not working on the disability claims of people in the Chicago area, Derrick enjoys painting, spending time with friends and family, and playing with his cat.