Derek brings more than 15 years of criminal law experience to the Tacoma attorney... more
Derek brings more than 15 years of criminal law experience to the Tacoma attorney team of Smith and White. His work as a prosecutor, judge, and defense attorney provide him valuable insight into Washington criminal defense law. Derek tried hundreds of criminal defense cases, including in the state Court of Appeals and Washington State Supreme Court, as a prosecutor with the cities of Seattle a... view profile
The only "work" I enjoy more then a good jury trial is coaching kids. I love the joy... more
The only "work" I enjoy more then a good jury trial is coaching kids. I love the joy and revelation on their faces when they learn a new skill. My clients get a similar look when the jury says NOT GUILTY.
I was born and raised in the Northwest. After graduating from the University of... more
I was born and raised in the Northwest. After graduating from the University of Washington with honors,I attended Gonzaga University School of Law whereI was awarded a Thomas More Scholarship. As a Thomas More Scholar,I dedicatedmyself to helping others both in the local and international communities.My international work included a visit to Rome whereI provided services for the homeless and... view profile
If you are involved in a domestic violence case, you may want to hire an experienced domestic violence (DV) lawyer. A DV attorney can help protect you if you or your family have been the victim of domestic violence. An attorney can file restraining orders and make changes to your child custody agreement in order to protect you and your family. Conversely, if you have been accused of physically or mentally threatening someone close to you (e.g., a family member, boyfriend, girlfriend, or partner), you should contact a lawyer with experience in domestic violence cases. DV lawyers can also defend you against false accusations of domestic violence, which might otherwise put you at a disadvantage in divorce or child custody negotiations.
Domestic Violence Lawyers in cities near Federal Way, WA