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The insurance companies often have significant advantages over injured persons who are not represented by counsel, including disparities of knowledge,...
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Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Adams served as a Trial Attorney with the Department of Justice (DOJ), Civil Fraud Section, where he worked on numerous complex cases under the FCA and the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989 (FIRREA). In under five years, his matters recovered more than $2 billion for the...
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Derek has handled thousands of cases from the preparation stage to negotiation and settlement. His experience includes auto accidents, wrongful deaths, dog bites, slip and falls, and many other types of personal injury cases. Derek has an adversarial but professional relationship with many of the adjusters from the major insurance companies. Derek is also fluent in Spanish and is comfortable helping his Spanish-speaking clients understand the legal process.
Outside of work,...
Early in his career, Derek had the privilege of clerking for Hon. Roger Kaufman (Ret.) and Hon. Cathy Holt (Ret.), where he learned the fundamentals of fairness and professionalism from two well respected judges. He began his profession as a transactional attorney, working for a Martindale Hubbell AV-rated law firm. From there, Derek worked with a mentor who helped him learn the foundations...
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