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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. 


Practice areas


  1. Family: 90%
    16 years, 900 cases
  2. Landlord & Tenant: 10%
    16 years, 75 cases



Hourly ($200-250/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Edward C Chung

    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

  • Ryan Michael Garvey

    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
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Law Office of Derek G. Medina

210 East Fifth St
Port Angeles, WA, 98362


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
King County Bar AssociationCertificate of Volunteer for Neighborhood Legal Clinics2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateLaw Office Of Barbara Varon2000 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
Clallam County ProBono LawyersBoard Member2012 - Present
Peninsula Dispute Resolution CenterBoard Member2012 - 2013
Clallam County Bar AssociationPresident2012 - Present
Clallam County Bar AssociationPresident-Elect (2013)2011 - 2012
Clallam County Pro Bono LawyersVolunteer2011 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2000 - 2007
King County Bar AssociationMember2000 - 2006
Neighborhood Legal ClinicVolunteer Family Lawyer2000 - 2010
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Colorado School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
University of Colorado - BoulderPolitical Science, International AffairsBA - Bachelor of Arts1997