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Derek S Devermont

Derek S Devermont

Practice areas:

DUI & DWI, Criminal Defense

About Me

I started my legal career as a child sleeping on the floors of courtrooms while my father argued cases.  This is how I spent my summers till I started working in my father and grandfather's law firm.  Law is the only thing I know how to do.  I practice in the field of my father and grandfather (social security disability) as well as criminal defense.    I have found preparation, respect, and confidence to be the keys to a favorable result in any case.  My father told me the secret to winning a case is to be "kind to everyone, know the most about your case, and be the smartest guy in the room".  This is what I strive for each and everytime I walk into a courtroom.  I have found this strategy works well. 


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2008

  1. DUI & DWI: 80%
  2. Criminal Defense: 20%


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

19 total 

  • Okorie Okorocha

    Derek Devermont and I have tried DUI cases together. He is one of the greatest of all time.


    Okorie Okorocha DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Felipe Iniguez Plascencia

    Derek is not afraid to try cases. He has associated himself with the best DUI lawyers around and is now a top notch DUI attorney because of the experience he gained by atteding many DUI seminars and trying cases as co-counsel.


    Felipe Plascencia DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

429 Santa Moncia Blvd Ste 210
Santa Monica, CA, 90402



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
graduate of the college's course taught at Harvard law schoolNational College for DUI Defense2011
NHTSA Standardized Field Sobriety Test PractitionerLa Pier and Associates2010
NHTSA Standardized Field Sobriety Test PractitionerLa PIer and Associates2010
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2010
specialist membercalifornia dui lawyer association2009
admission to practiceunited states district court southern district of california2008

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Supervising AttorneyLaw Offices of Devermont and Devermont2008 - Present

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationN/A2008 - Present
California DUI Lawyers AssociationN/A2008 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseN/A2008 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyersmember2008 - Present
Criminal Courts Bar Associationmember2008 - Present
California Attorneys for Criminal Justicemember2008 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
People v. C.E.Case Dismissed

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Univ Of West Los AngelesN/AN/AN/A

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Los Angeles County Bar Association, Social Security Law SectionSocial Security Disability trial strategies2011