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Derrick Walker

Derrick Walker

Trial Attorney; Allen, Allen, Allen, & Allen, P.C.
  • Personal Injury, Products Liability, Medical Malpractice
  • Virginia
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Summary

Derrick Walker has built an outstanding track record with nearly 20 years in practice in a wide array of personal injury matters, including multi-million dollar awards in cases involving wrongful death, tractor trailer accidents, traumatic brain injury, nursing homes, and medical malpractice. He dedicates his skills and services to helping to provide a level legal playing field for those injured and to protect them throughout the legal process. Derrick is incredibly passionate about representing the injured, and he makes it his mission to tip the scales in favor of his clients when faced with the “David vs. Goliath” struggle between an injured person and an insurance company.

Since 2000, Derrick has been securing favorable outcomes for his clients at the negotiation table and in the courtroom. Highlights of his achievements include a $6.5 million award in a case involving in a tractor-trailer collision, a $4.5 million award for a bicyclist struck by a commercial vehicle, and over a dozen 7-figure awards in cases involving medical negligence, including a recent $2 million dollar jury verdict in a case tried in Fredericksburg.

Derrick has an “AV” rating (the highest available) from the Martindale-Hubbell attorney listing service and was selected as one of Virginia’s Super Lawyers (Top 5% of Virginia Attorneys). Derrick is also among six Allen & Allen attorneys named to Best Lawyers in America, a publication considered by many to be the preeminent guide to legal excellence in the United States.

Derrick is actively involved in the Board of Governors for the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice. Derrick is a frequent speaker on ethics and trial techniques. He attended the College of William & Mary, graduating with a B.A. in Government and received his J.D. from the T. C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond, where he was the recipient of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers Student Advocat

Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Medical Malpractice
Additional Practice Areas
  • Wrongful Death
  • Tractor-Trailer Accidents
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Virginia
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U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Virginia
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U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Virginia
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U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
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U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Trial Attorney
Allen, Allen, Allen and Allen, P.C.
- Current
Attorney
Breit Drescher Imprevento & Walker, P.C.
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Education
University of Richmond School of Law
J.D. (2000) | Law
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College of William and Mary
B.A. (1994) | Government
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Awards
Student Advocate Award
International Academy of Trial Lawyers
Best Litigator (2020)
Best Lawyers: Litigators Edition
Appointed
Virginia Model Jury Instruction Committee
Best Lawyer (2017-present)
Best Lawyers in America
2013-present
Virginia Super Lawyers
Rising Star (2007-2012)
Virginia Super Lawyers
Professional Associations
Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
Governor-at-Large
Current
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Virginia State Bar  # 46490
Member
Current
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Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
Chair - Federal Liaison
Current
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Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
Past Chair - Diversity Committee
Current
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Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
Past Chair - Fundraising Committee
Current
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Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
Past Chair - Membership Committee
Current
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Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
Past Chair - Insurance Legislative Subcommittee
Current
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Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
Strategic Planning Committee
Current
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Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
VTLA PAC Trustee
Current
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American Association for Justice
Member - Election Committee
Current
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American Association for Justice
Membership Oversight Committee
Current
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Boyd Graves Conference
Attendee
- Current
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American Association for Justice
Minority Caucus Delegate to the AAJ Board of Governors
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American Association for Justice
Virginia Governor to the AAJ Board of Governors
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Publications
Articles & Publications
The Real Low Down on High/Lows, Mary Carter Agreements, and Other Skullduggery
VTLA Journal
Speaking Engagements
Jury Trials 101 , Annual Statewide Legal Aid Conference , Norfolk, VA.
Virginia Poverty Law Center
(November 2008)
Habit and Character Evidence , Evidence CLE , Norfolk, VA.
Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
(October 2011)
Defense Medical Exam Orders , Jazz Fest Auto Seminar , New Orleans, LA.
American Association for Justice
(April 2011)
Effective Use of Medical Illustrations , May Tort Seminar , Norfolk, VA.
American Association for Justice
(May 2011)
Ethical Use of Social Networking for Trial Lawyers , Nursing Home Litigation Section Seminar , Las Vegas, NV.
American Association for Justice
(October 2011)
Ethical Considerations in Cloud Computing , Winter Convention , Miami, FL.
American Association for Justice
(February 2012)
Ethical Considerations in Cloud Computing , Jazz Fest Seminar , New Orleans, LA.
American Association for Justice
(2012)
Use of Analogies in Closing Argument , Masters of Advocacy Seminar , Norfolk, Va.
Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
(2013)
The Family Automobile Policy , Sources of Coverage Seminar , Roanoke, Va.
(2014)
Bread and Butter of Every Legal Practice , Rethinking Your Approach to Discovery and Motions CLE Program: Drafting Persuasive Motions in Limine: Winter Convention , Palm Springs, CA.
American Association for Justice
(2015)
Websites & Blogs
Website
Allen & Allen - Richmond Office Homepage
Blog
Allen & Allen - Law Blog
Contact & Map
Allen & Allen - Richmond Office
1809 Staples Mill Road
Richmond, VA 23230
Toll-Free: (866) 388-1307
Telephone: (804) 353-1200
Fax: (804) 257-7599
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