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Dirk Julius Derrick

Car accident Attorney at Myrtle Beach, SC

5.0   36 reviews
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  • Licensed for 35 years
    State SC
    Acquired 1988
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Dirk

Learn Dirk’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    30%
    We help families recover from the devastating consequences of other people's carelessness on the highway. This includes both wrongful death claims and injury claims. These include car accidents, motorcycle accidents, and accidents caused by tractor trailer trucks.

    36 years

  2. Personal injury
    30%

    36 years

  3. Trucking accident
    10%

  4. Workers compensation
    10%

    36 years

  5. Wrongful death
    10%

  6. Brain injury
    5%

  7. Spinal cord injury
    5%

WORKING TO GET OUR CLIENTS REAL VALUE FASTER. CALL (843) 203-8201 TO DISCUSS YOUR CASE.

Dirk has focused his practice on personal injury, wrongful death, and worker's compensation cases since he graduated from law school in 1987. He has owned his own practice since 1991 and has expanded from his main office in Conway to locations in Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Murrells Inlet, Florence, North Charleston, Charleston, and Mt. Pleasant.

Dirk was born in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina in 1960. He grew up in Conway. His first job was at the age of 6 as a farmhand on his grandfather's tobacco farm in rural Horry County. At age 9, he purchased his first vehicle when his grandfather sold him a 1960 pickup truck for the amount Dirk earned that week, $28.00.  Dirk credits hot humid summer days in the tobacco fields as his inspiration to excel in school and get a good education.

He grew up in a house with his parents, Julius and Polly Derrick, and three sisters. His father was a high school teacher and football coach who had been co-captain of the 1957 South Carolina Gamecock football team and drafted by the New York Giants. Coach Derrick was very competitive and his children were raised to compete to win in anything they pursue. Everything was a competition including who could be the most productive in their summertime farming jobs, who could make the best grades in school, and who could win a particular athletic competition. This characteristic probably explains why all four children attended college and participated in college athletics.

Dirk earned a football scholarship to Wofford College where he played for four years. After graduating, he coached college football at East Tennessee State University for one year where he met his wife, Michelle Garrity. They were married in 1985, the same year Dirk began law school at the University of South Carolina. He graduated in 1987 and began practicing in Horry County in 1988. Due to early success in the courtroom, Dirk worked his way into a partnership after just three years.  In 1991, he left the partnership and established The Derrick Law Firm.

He and his wife, Michelle, have two sons, Dakota and Peyton. 

Dirk is also very involved with his community. He is a founding member and elder of The Rock, Conway's Community Church which began in 2005 as a ministry for young people, people who have never gone to church, or people who have no interest in attending traditional churches. He is also involved with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and has been so since he first attended an FCA Camp in Black Mountain, NC. He has been a member of the Horry County FCA Adult Chapter and has also served on the Coastal Area FCA Board in the past. Dirk also supports the Children's Mentoring Program of Horry County.

 

 

**Past results do not guarantee future results but you are guaranteed our best efforts. Reviews come from clients, our community, and other attorneys. Responsible Attorney: Dirk Derrick, 901 Main Street, Conway, SC 29526.**

Awards

Client's Choice 2023,2015
Client's Choice
2023 2015

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Location

Derrick Law Firm Injury Lawyers, PC
3023 Church St
Myrtle Beach, SC, 29577
Derrick Law Firm Injury Lawyers, PC
901 Main Street
Conway, SC, 29526
Derrick Law Firm Injury Lawyers, PC
1019 Hwy 17 South
Suite 126
North Myrtle Beach, SC, 29582
Derrick Law Firm Injury Lawyers, PC
3955 Hwy 17 Bypass
Suite A, Unit D
Murrells Inlet, SC, 29576
Derrick Law Firm Injury Lawyers, PC
635 East Bay Street
Suite F
Charleston, SC, 29403
Derrick Law Firm Injury Lawyers, PC
300 W Coleman Blvd
Suite 106
Mount Pleasant, SC, 29464
Derrick Law Firm Injury Lawyers, PC
7410 Northside Drive
Suite 100
North Charleston, SC, 29420
Derrick Law Firm Injury Lawyers, PC
1831 W Evans St
Suite 200
Florence, SC, 29501
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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  36 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | February 22, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Very Comforting
I am grateful to have come across The Derrick law Firm. From the very beginning, they had been so accommodating and made me feel comfortable throughout the entire process. I did not go too long without receiving updates. They aim to give you the best.
Posted by anonymous | January 10, 2024
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Excellent to Work With-WC Case
When a physical therapist tells you something that workers comp should have told , it’s time to seek a professional. I contacted Derrick Law and was consulted on the same day with compassionate listening as to my situation. I am well pleased thru the whole process and was contacted in timely manner if I contacted them. Would definitely use them again if the need was to arise.
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Posted by anonymous | January 3, 2024
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EXCELLENCE is the DERRICK LAW FIRM!!
Derrick Law goes above and beyond to help their clients. Resolves issues quickly and efficiently. They keep you posted on activities concerning your case. Never had a bad experience or made to feel unappreciated. I will continue to use this firm and I recommend to anyone needing consulting services.
Posted by anonymous | November 15, 2023
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Best injury law firm; hands down!
I wish that I could give the Derrick law firm a million stars! I was involved in a vehicle collision & recieved injuries & this law firm handled everything from start to finish. I was treated with respect & dignity. All my questions were answered & I was never in the dark about anything. My attorney was very honest & upfront about everything. They always checked in on me & kept me updated throughout the entire process. They fought hard for me & I recieved amazing results that I am very pleased with. I highly recommend the Derrick law firm; I've couldn't of did it without them.
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Posted by Martin J Eells | October 17, 2023
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A J Holloway
A J Holloway is beyond excellent. He was honest, sincere and compassionate. He earns your trust and confidence. Thank You
Posted by anonymous | October 9, 2023
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Workers' Comp Case - Outstanding Job!
Attorney Brandon Hylton did an outstanding job handling my rather difficult and unusual workers' compensation case. He always made time to answer my questions and kept me informed throughout the entire process. I am extremely satisfied with the outcome of my case and the settlement he was able to get for me. I would not have been able to get through this without Derrick Law Firm. I would highly recommend this firm to anyone dealing with a work-related injury.
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Posted by Ringo | October 6, 2023
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WC Case
They did a great job on my case. Relieved my stress. Case was resolved very quicky and I am thankful.
Posted by Myra | August 31, 2023
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Auto Accident
I am so thankful for the excellent care and support shown by the Derrick Law Firm in my time of need. Thanks so much for your service!
Posted by Eileen | August 31, 2023
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Wonderful Firm
The service and support that I received from the Derek Law Firm is incredible they are definitely leaders in their field my case was not an easy one but the firm managed to streamline it I am forever grateful and I will certainly refer the Derek Law Firm to anyone needing any legal service. Their mission is leadership and service. You won't go wrong with them. Thank you Derrick law firm. I am grateful for all the work you did on my case.
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Posted by Eddie | August 30, 2023
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Good experience.
Everyone was very helpful and knowledgeable. Would recommend for any workman’s comp case.
Posted by Mark | July 26, 2023
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Electrician/Instructor
It was a easy experience and my case had complications that they got through it well with no problems and walked me through it. Everything was done and didn’t have to miss any work or have any meetings that took up personal time. Job well done!
Posted by Jason | July 20, 2023
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First time
First time I’ve ever needed an attorney and Derrick law firm did not disappoint.Stacey Townsend was attorney assigned to my case and immediately made me feel comfortable with the entire process .I felt from day one that she and the entire staff at Derrick law had my best interest and well being at heart,they were all professional,kind,respectful and took the time needed to consult with me throughout the entire process.and the results of my accident case were more than I could have hoped for.Derrick Law firm is a law firm that values honesty and integrity and I would highly recommend them to anyone.I would like to give a heart felt thank you to Mrs Townsend and the entire staff at Derrick law firm ! Jason Nance
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Posted by anonymous | June 30, 2023
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Thank You!
The attorneys were awesome! Lots of attention to detail and very considerate to my concerns.
Posted by Dillon | June 26, 2023
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Excellent service
Kept informed throughout the whole case. Anything I had a question about, someone was able to answer immediately. Highly recommend this firm!
Posted by Arnelfe | June 1, 2023
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Opinión
Muchas gracias a Derrick Law firm por su gran trabajo en mi caso. El abogado Justin tiene mucha experiencia y trabaja duro para obtener buenos resultados. Un excelente equipo. Muchas gracias a Ana, Joselyn y Eydi por su trabajo en mi caso.
Posted by anonymous | May 24, 2023
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5 Star Law Team
The Derrick Law Firm provided me with outstanding service. Each staff member is pleasant and knowledgeable. They all seem to have the best interest of the client in mind and are genuinely caring individuals.
Posted by John | May 23, 2023
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Best Lawyer Team in Town
The DLC team made sure that I was up to date on all of my case updates and made sure that I had full understanding of everything. Thank you guys for everything.
Posted by Mike | August 29, 2022
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Best Decision I Could Have Possibly Made
Unfortunately I suffered a workplace injury. I went through the process thinking that I could handle everything and that everything would be fair. After going through a very long, complicated ordeal with my employer and their insurance company it became obvious that I would need an attorney. I spoke with a few different folks from both large and small firms. I was incredibly fortunate when Brandon Hylton from the Derrick Law Firm returned my call. Brandon was professional, intelligent and showed a general interest in not only my claim, but me as an individual. He was available for me at anytime I needed. He changed my situation from an unsure outlook to a fair end result. I could not ask for a better attorney. Just to add a little background. I was a senior manager for 20+ years. I experienced a workplace injury and expected to be treated with respect, as I had treated others. I was not granted that courtesy. I was treated as though I had committed a crime. I was terminated and humiliated. If it was not for Brandon and the Derrick Law Firm there is no doubt that my rights as an employee would have been further diminished and violated. If you are having any doubts about your claim, there is probably a reason why. Seek assistance. I have absolutely no doubt that I made the right decision choosing Brandon.
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Posted by Doretha J. Lewis | August 16, 2022
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Great Firm
They did everything they said they would do, take it from me a top notch firm.
Posted by Valorie Pritchett | October 5, 2021
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Friend
Settlement from auto accident out of court friendly service answer all my questions
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 25%-33%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner, Attorney
  • The Derrick Law Firm
  • 1991 - Present

Education

  • University of South Carolina School of Law
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 1987
  • Wofford College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1982

Associations

  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • South Carolina Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers - Workers' Compensation - Claimant
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2023
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Best Lawyers - Workers' Compensation - Claimants
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Client Distinction Award
  • LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
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Publications

  • The Truth About Your South Carolina Injury Claim
  • The Truth About Your South Carolina Injury Claim
  • 2012
  • The Truth About Your South Carolina Worker's Compensation Claim
  • The Truth About Your South Carolina Worker's Compensation Claim
  • 2012
  • Three Feet From Disaster: A Consumer Guide to Buying Auto Insurance in South Carolina
  • Three Feet From Disaster: A Consumer Guide to Buying Auto Insurance in South Carolina
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • Ethics and Negotiations
  • Ethics and Negotiations - CLE Attended
  • 2021
  • Ethics & Virtual Law Offices
  • Ethics & Virtual Law Offices - CLE Attended
  • 2021
  • Trial Lawyers Summit
  • Trial Lawyers Summit CLE Attended
  • 2020
  • Jury Panel Research and Fast Track Jury Trials Update
  • Jury Panel Research and Fast Track Jury Trials Update - CLE Attended
  • 2020
  • Conway Middle School Career Day
  • Attorney Career Path
  • 2014
  • Conway Middle School Career Day
  • Attorney Career Path
  • 2013
  • Riverfest
  • Safe Driver Obstacle Course
  • 2012
  • Conway Middle School Career Day
  • Attorney Career Path
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (22)
Given (100)
Endorse Dirk
Car accident Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dirk is an excellent attorney committed to providing the highest quality representation to clients. I endorse this attorney without reservation."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A true professional. Incredibly knowledgeable, and result driven. I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is an experienced and hardworking attorney who will work tirelessly to ensure you receive the best possible outcome."
Car accident Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Responsible and respected member of the legal community"
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse this lawyer. With over 26 years of practicing law, Dirk has the wealth of knowledge and years of experience that a serious personal injury claim requires. I also appreciate the time and energy he put into writing substantive content eBooks for his clients. Knowing what you are facing and what you can expect will give you the peace of mind you seek. I wish great continued success to Derrick in his firm. Robert Reeves"
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dirk works hard. He's smart, he's courageous, and he gets results. He also shares his knowledge and experience with other lawyers so even folks who haven't hired him can benefit from his skills."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Dirk Derrick is a very knowledgeable attorney, and a zealous advocate on behalf of his clients. He is well respected in the legal field."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Derrick for his practice in personal injury!"
Car accident Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer, he provides a great service to his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer for personal injury."
Car accident Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Derrick is a very knowledgeable attorney with great legal insight. I am happy to endorse him."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A very experienced and successful personal injury lawyer. I highly recommend Atty. Derrick."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He will fight hard for you."
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Myrtle Beach Car accident Lawyer Dirk Julius Derrick
Dirk Julius Derrick
Car accident Attorney
Myrtle Beach, SC
Licensed for 35 years
Virtual consultation available