Derek G. Medina, attorney at law, received his law degree (Juris Doctorate) from the University of Colorado School of Law in 2000 and his undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado with a double major in Political Science and International Affairs (with distinction), Phi Beta Kappa.
He is active in his community and has participated in the University of Colorado Legal Aid and Defender Program as well as the King County Bar Association Neighborhood Legal Clinic (East Side). In 2001, he participated in the Washington State Bar Association's Law Day working with young students at a local Bellevue school.
Derek was born in Trinidad, Colorado and moved to Washington state for the first time in 1983. He fell in love with the area and its people. After moving back to Colorado during his high school and college years, he has returned and taken up residence in Port Angeles.
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Derek Medina is a first class Family Law attorney who is dedicated to serving the needs of his clients and bringing order and guidance in what is oftentimes is one of the most difficult periods in individuals lives. From my personal observations, he is respected in the courts and very familiar with the day-to-day mechanics of our legal system. Moreover, he does not hesitate to challenge or back down from opposing counsels and works diligently not just for his clients, but with them.
Edward Chung Litigation Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I have known Derek for several years and worked closely with him on various litigation matters and believe him to be an exceptional attorney and advocate for his clients. He has an uncanny way to simplify complex matters and he is excellent at truly caring for and guiding clients in their time of need. It takes a special kind of attorney to excel at Family Law and Derek has proven year after year that he deserves to be among Seattle's top Family Law Attorneys.
Ryan Garvey Criminal Defense Attorney
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|King County Bar Association||Certificate of Volunteer for Neighborhood Legal Clinics||2002|
|Associate||Law Office Of Barbara Varon||2000 - 2001|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Clallam County ProBono Lawyers||Board Member||2012 - Present|
|Peninsula Dispute Resolution Center||Board Member||2012 - 2013|
|Clallam County Bar Association||President||2012 - Present|
|Clallam County Bar Association||President-Elect (2013)||2011 - 2012|
|Clallam County Pro Bono Lawyers||Volunteer||2011 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2000 - 2007|
|King County Bar Association||Member||2000 - 2006|
|Neighborhood Legal Clinic||Volunteer Family Lawyer||2000 - 2010|
|Washington State Bar Association||Member||2000 - Present|
|University of Colorado School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2000|
|University of Colorado - Boulder||Political Science, International Affairs||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1997|