Biography

Derick C. Albers' practice spans a variety of areas including complex commercial litigation, insurance litigation (including coverage disputes), class actions, tax litigation, trust and estate litigation, shareholder disputes, Civil RICO, municipal law, banking litigation, and securities litigation. Working with a team of attorneys on a case arising from a fraudulent leasing scheme, he secured a record-setting $60 million verdict on behalf of a nonprofit health clinic. Derick also advises companies on entity structure and formation issues, shareholder rights, taxation, and other issues.

A native of Nebraska, Derick is a member of both the Missouri and Illinois bars. While at Washington University School of Law, he served as an editor on the Law Review and participated in a variety of activities, including moot court and the criminal justice clinic. Derick is a member of the Firm's Recruiting Committee. He was selected for inclusion in Missouri & Kansas Rising Stars® 2014-2016.

Practice Areas

Education

  • Washington University in St. Louis School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2008)
    • Order of the Coif
    • Washington University Law Review, senior editor
    • Wiley Rutledge Moot Court, Golden Quill Award for Best Brief
    • Samuel M. Breckinridge Book Award
  • University of Nebraska (M.S., 2001)
    • Master of Professional Accountancy
  • University of Nebraska (B.S., highest distinction, 2000)
    • Business Administration

Legal Background

  • Summer associate, Lewis Rice LLC (2006, 2007)
  • Intern, St. Louis County Public Defender's Office (August-December 2007)

Corporate Background

  • Senior tax consultant, Deloitte & Touche LLP (2002-2005)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis

Admissions

  • Missouri Bar
  • Illinois Bar

Charitable & Civic Activities

  • Board of Directors, The Nursery Foundation of St. Louis
  • Trustee, Brittany Wood Subdivision, University City, MO

Certifications

  • Certified public accountant (currently inactive, State of Nebraska certificate no. 7098)
  • Gold Certificate Award (for receiving the highest score on the November 2001 CPA examination in the State of Nebraska)

Firm Committees

  • Member, Recruiting Committee