Derek graduated from Texas A&M University in 2009 and from Oklahoma City School of Law in 2013. While in law school, Derek served as a Staff Editor for the Oklahoma City University Law Review. He joined as an Associate Attorney with Dumas Law Firm in 2019 and represents clients in multiple areas of civil litigation and in criminal matters. He has been licensed to practice law in the State of Texas since 2013. He has previously served as a felony prosecutor with the Johnson County District Attorney's Office in Cleburne and the Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney's Office in Fort Worth.
- B.A. Texas A&M University, 2009
- J.D. Oklahoma City University School of Law, 2013