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A native of Eastern North Carolina, Derrick spent his childhood growing up in New Bern. After high school he obtained his undergraduate degree in Political Science from UNCW and his J.D. from the Appalachian School of Law.

After passing the bar, Derrick spent the first three years of his legal career practicing criminal defense in Greensboro. While there, he represented clients on a wide variety of charges ranging from speeding citations to felony manslaughter. After which, Derrick moved back to Eastern Carolina to develop his workers' compensation and social security practice. Since then he has spent a majority of his practice fighting for the rights of injured workers and has successfully won benefits for his clients against some of the world's largest corporations.


Practice areas


  1. State & Local Law: 25%
    2 years
  2. Employment: 25%
    3 years
  3. Workers Compensation: 20%
    7 years
  4. Wills: 15%
    3 years
  5. Other: 15%
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Contingent (25-33%), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

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Contact info

Sumrell, Sugg, Carmichael, Hicks & Hart, PA

416 Pollock Street
New Bern, NC, 28560


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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateSumrell Sugg Carmichael Hicks & Hart, PA2015 - Present
Workers' Comp. Dept. HeadChristina Rivenbark & Associates2012 - 2015
AssociateBrumbaugh, Mu & King2010 - 2012
AssociateWipperman & Stancil, PLLC2009 - 2010
AssociateGray & Associates2007 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
North Carolina Advocates for JusticeMember2010 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Appalachian School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
University of North Carolina, WilmingtonPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A