Before his legal career, Derek served our nation in the United States Marine Corps, dedicating four years to military service. Upon transitioning back to civilian life, Derek began pursuing his education.
Derek attended Texas A&M University, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Communications. Derek then returned to his hometown of Houston, where he received his Doctor of Jurisprudence from South Texas College of Law. During his time in law school, Derek showcased his advocacy skills by competing in multiple national moot court competitions as part of the school’s nationally ranked trial advocacy program.
- Texas A&M University, B.A.
- South Texas College of Law, J. D.