Biography

A former licensed CPA, Derick C. Albers represents and advises banks, financial services companies, trust companies, private equity and debt funds, insurers, and other clients on a range of litigation and corporate issues. His litigation practice focuses primarily on complex commercial litigation, banking litigation, insurance litigation (including coverage disputes), trust and estate litigation, fiduciary litigation, real estate, and shareholder disputes. Derick has successfully defended banks and other companies in “bet the company” litigation. In his first year of practice, Derick worked with a team of lawyers to secure a record-setting $60 million verdict on behalf of a nonprofit health clinic. Prior to law school, Derick practiced as a Certified Public Accountant at a Big Four accounting firm, focusing on tax consulting for individuals, corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, and other entities.

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® 2014-2017.

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