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Paul B. Derby

Paul B. Derby

Practice areas:

Litigation, Securities & Investment Fraud, Employment & Labor, Real Estate, Intellectual Property

About Me

Trial lawyer with emphases on complex business, intellectual property, securities, employment, real estate, and professional negligence disputes.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2000

  1. Litigation: 40%
    15 years
  2. Employment & Labor: 20%
  3. Securities & Investment Fraud: 20%
  4. Intellectual Property: 10%
    15 years
  5. Real Estate: 10%
    15 years

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Jeremy Brooks Rosen

    Paul is a brilliant litigator. I have seen him handle extremely complex cases in a first rate manner.


    Jeremy Rosen Class Action Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • No photo

    Paul Derby is a tireless advocate for his clients, excellent on his feet in court and has incredible attention to detail. Highly recommended.


    Paul Skiermont Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Derby | Curtis LLP

800 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1450
Los Angeles, CA, 90017




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
SuperLawyer 2013SuperLawyers2013
5.0 out of 5.0 AV Preeminent RatingMartindale Hubbell2012
Rising StarSuperLawyers2011
Rising StarSuperLawyers2010
Rising StarSuperLawyers2009
Rising StarSuperLawyers2008
Rising StarSuperLawyers2007
Rising StarSuperLawyers2006

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerGersh Derby2011 - 2014
PartnerHennigan Bennett & Dorman LLP2003 - 2011
AssociateO'melveny & Myers, LLP2000 - 2003


Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Business Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2008 - Present
American Bar AssociationFormer membership chair, Real Estate Litigation Subcommittee2008 - 2010
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Quick Loan Funding, Inc. v. Maguire Properties - 3121 Michelson LLCSettled on confidential terms.
Crescent/Mach I Partnership, L.P. v. TurnerSettled on confidential terms after successful bench trial.
Crescent/Mach I Partners, L.P. v. Dr Pepper Bottling Co. of TexasSettled on confidential terms after successful bench trial.

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Los Angeles School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
University of RedlandsGovernmentBA - Bachelor of Arts1993
University of RedlandsHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1993