Derke is a extremely knowledgable lawyer with significant experience in contracts, easements and agreements. He is extremely easy to approach, great sense of humor and is accessible and has worked hard at fostering a relationship. He is very responsive and I know he has my back whenever I may be in a pickle. He is easy to relate to and makes sure that everything being worked on or talked about is in our best interest. We have gained a great working relationship and he knows my tendencies and thought process on issues and respects that. At the same time he is not afraid to let me know when my thoughts or concerns are headed in the wrong direction. He provides terrfifc information, explains the elements of the issue in terms I can comprehend, he makes sure I am fully aware and disclosed of the matter at hand and I am confident when legal matters come across my desk.