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Derek G Thiele

Derek G Thiele

Practice areas:

Litigation, Contracts & Agreements, Corporate & Incorporation, Mergers & Acquisitions

About Me

Derek G. Thiele, JD
Licensed to practice law in California, Washington and Washington DC, Derek’s law practice has an emphasis on business and corporate law, litigation and arbitration as well as mergers and acquisitions. His firm, Thiele & May LLP, advises clients on a broad range of litigation and transactional business law matters including employment agreements, acquisition and divestiture initiatives, contract drafting and negotiations as well as litigation avoidance and strategic planning. Litigation expertise includes trial and dispute resolution covering product liability, aviation defense, real estate, personal injury, medical malpractice, contract and business disputes. Derek is also a California real estate broker and speaks German. He holds a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and a Doctor of Jurisprudence (JD) from the Santa Barbara College of Law.


Languages Spoken: German

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1997

  1. Mergers & Acquisitions: 25%
    18 years
  2. Corporate & Incorporation: 25%
    18 years
  3. Contracts & Agreements: 25%
    18 years
  4. Litigation: 25%
    18 years

Attorney Endorsements

2 total

  • Herb Fox

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Herb Fox Appeals Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Mark Tristram Coffin

    I endorse this lawyer. I worked with Derek on corporations, franchise, and civil litigation matters for a mutual client. He is extremely knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with.


    Mark Coffin Construction & Development Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

3 W Carrillo St Ste 216
Santa Barbara, CA, 93101

3 West Carillo Street
Suite 216
Santa Barbara, CA, 93101



DCActive 200305/24/2015

Professional Misconduct

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