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Derek Metts

Insurance Attorney at Altamonte Springs, FL

5.0   24 reviews

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If you have been injured in an auto accident or another type of accident that you did not cause, or your insurance company has denied your claim, it is important that you seek the advice of a qualified Florida attorney who knows the law and has the ability to secure the compensation you deserve. Metts Legal, P.A. represents Central Florida clients through some of the most difficult times of their lives.

Metts Legal, P.A. knows how overwhelming it can be for victims to deal with overzealous insurance adjusters who want to settle their claims for as little as possible or not pay your claim at all. Metts Legal, P.A. takes the burden of the legal issues off your shoulders and works directly with the insurance company to negotiate a settlement that provides the compensation you deserve. If a fair settlement cannot be negotiated, Metts Legal, P.A. will take your case to court.

Metts Legal, P.A. is committed to you and your right to no-nonsense legal representation, timely communication and full compensation. Metts Legal, P.A. prides itself on providing punctual and honest case assessments.

If you are in need of legal representation, call Metts Legal, P.A. today for a free consultation.

Licensed for 12 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2010
Updated 11/23/2022

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

Contact Derek

Metts Legal, P.A.
320 Maitland Avenue
Altamonte Springs, FL, 32701

Reviews

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Posted by Madeline | January 7, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Madeline Beaudry
Derek was the best. He was very reliable, responsive and most of all he delivered! I have little experience with lawyers and was not sure what to expect but I have to say he exceeded my expectations.
Posted by Angie | June 11, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Wonderful Attorney
I couldn’t recommend Derek Metts highly enough. His friendly, reassuring demeanour and helpfulness is what I needed to put me at ease with a system I’m totally unfamiliar with. I’m extremely grateful to the person who recommended me to Derek. He would certainly be the first person I’d refer anyone needing an excellent attorney to.
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Posted by Randy | March 30, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The man you need in your worst time
Derek helped me out during a really tough time. He knows what he is doing and does it Fantastically. He is responsive and cares about you and your situation. Derek knew where to go and how to get me the help I needed and did it fast.
Posted by Michael | January 10, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
MJS rollover
Derek had my case from rolling my car. He kept me informed of what he was doing, what others were doing and saying, and what I needed to do. and when. he was in constant contact with me and prompt with the payoff he worked for. He explained to me every step of the way, and made me feel as the most important person around.. I would recommend Derrick to others.
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Posted by Treneice | June 21, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thankful
I got into a car accident in April and unfortunately I had no car insurance. I was very upset because the accident was not my fault but the officers on the scene gave me two situation one for no proof of insurane and one for careless driving and 4 points on my license. I was referred to Derek Metts through the Florida Bar Association and it was a blessing he was able to not only get the points off my license as I was thinking that may be all I can get removed. Mr. Metts was able to get my entire case dismissed I don't have to pay any of the tickets and no points on my license. Thank you Derek Metts you are amazing.
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Posted by Monique | December 17, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Settlement went perfect
This guy is amazing! My car insurance company did not want to pay for my totaled loss vehicle and Derek was able to get them to pay! We was able to get a settlement in no time! I thought the process was going to be rough but it turned out to be great! Derek is very easy to work with. Has a great sense of humor , and my overall experience with him and his staff has been awesome! I am now anble to pay my auto loan off and rebuild my credit! Thanks again Derek!
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Posted by Wendy | November 29, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A local gem!! Could not have been more satisfied!
If you’ve ever thought that hiring an Attourney was a difficult or unpleasant process, you Must use Derek Metts. He will change your mind on every negative thought you may have had. It was a complete pleasure to work with Derek from the first contact (a recommendation from an attourney who did not handle my type of case) to a speedy conclusion on a very frustrating insurance claim. Derek was easy to reach, extremely knowledgeable and very friendly throughout the whole ordeal. He was clear on the process, and explained each step of my case patiently. While I hope to not have to seek out legal services soon (or at all), should I need legal help again, the first call I would make would be to Derek Metts. I am sincere when I recommend him and am confident you would not be disappointed.
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Posted by Valentin Lapatskiy | July 14, 2018
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Personal Injury Case
No doubt the best attorney I have ever worked with. I had a personal injury case, in which defendants insurance decided not to settle but go trough a lengthy lawsuit process. I hired Derek by recommendation from my locally attorney, because the accident happened in FT Lauderdale, FL and I am in CA. He took over the mess caused by my first Lawer, which wanted to settle for a dime and pushed me towards settling the case. Long story short, Derek is the man, he took over and brought this case to light. People !! I learned that the best attorney is the one who is not afraid to go to court, but will represent you in any situation, and Derek is the man. Thanks a lot Derek for helping me, I sure will refer you to all my friends and relatives in your area. I had a lot more to say, but certain things he did, it’s hard to even expect them from your family members. He did everything above and beyond.
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Posted by Bobby | May 21, 2018
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IRMA Hurricane Damage Insurance Claim
After getting the "run around" from my Insurance Company, for a period of 4-months after I had submitted my legitimate claim, for damage sustained to my property after hurricane IRMA, I contacted Metts Legal, who came highly recommended to me. Dealing with Insurance Companies can be difficult at times, trying to do so from the U.K. even more so. Not understanding the U.S. format totally, and having been made to "jump thru' hoops" during an extremely frustrating period, Derek Metts accepted my case, subsequently he filed a Lawsuit against my Insurance Company. After tirelessly negotiating with them, and eventually proving my claim to be indeed valid, Derek secured a settlement of some $22K, which was accepted by me. Their initial offer being $750.00 This is not a mis-print, yes! $750.00 Metts Legal, from start to closing, carried out all business with me in an extremely professional manner, the +5-hours time difference not being any great issue what so ever. Hopefully, I will not require to file a Lawsuit with any future insurers, if I do, certainly would have no hesitation recommending this Law Firm. Thank you Derek for a job well done!
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Posted by Joe | May 18, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you
Derek was very helpful in helping me deal with a terrible contractor. We appreciated his help and support. We will use Derek for any other legal matters we may eve have.
Posted by anonymous | October 25, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Competent Representation
Attorney Metts provided competent and professional representation for our organization. His advice and guidance helped our organization through a difficult period.
Posted by William | September 1, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest
I had an issue with the military trying to charge me $15,000 for a bonus I never received from them. If you don't know what dealing with DFAS is like, it's a pain. You have to use an online system which takes them up to 90 days (yes...3 months) to reply to your message. Even then, the replies are extremely short, vague, and most of the time containing information only they can decipher (codes to things you can't even look up). I did everything I could. I sent them everything they needed. After hours and hours, days and days, and MONTHS of dealing with these very rude people who really didn't care about me or the fact that I'd served for 7 years. On top of that, they didn't care that they were wrong, they were relentless in trying to get this money that wasn't even close to in their right to demand. I decided I needed help. I somehow found Derek Metts's office and spoke to a very nice receptionist who put me through to speak with Derek. Derek explained to me that he doesn't typically deal with this type of situation, but that he'd do it anyway. He also was honest and informed me that I'd already done everything there was to be done. That I'd already sent all the proof that was necessary and that all he would do is compiled everything and send it in one document with his name attached. Unfortunately for us regular people, that's what is needed sometimes. Upon receipt of his letter, DFAS responded *promptly* which was astounding already, but also letting me know that they were wrong and have corrected the issue. Paying for a simple letter sounds ridiculous, but in the world of culprits and exploiters, having a lawyer's back up can help resolve the situation much more quickly than alone. Best of all, it took away all the stress and torture of sitting on the phone for hours on hold and sending messages that would take up to 3 months to get replies that were basically nonsense. Definitely recommend.
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Posted by anonymous | August 22, 2017
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Honest and Professional Attorney
We hired Mr. Derek Metts to help us with a lawsuit. Throughout the process, Derek kept us posted of any updates, both via email and phone. Derek was very professional, honest and very knowledgeable in his field. We are very pleased and happy with the professional service Mr. Derek Metts delivered and we highly recommend him for any legal cases he would be qualified to represent.
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Posted by Robert | March 5, 2017
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Excellent Council and Representation
Derek consulted with me and represented me on two separate cases. Had effective communication the whole way through and executed desirable results. Worth every dollar. Look forward to hiring for business purposes and will definitely be referring his legal services to my friends and associates.
Posted by Richard | March 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Above and Beyond
Derek Metts provided me with more than excellent service. Unfortunately I have had the need for many attorneys for many different legal matters over the years. I was always able to reach Derek by phone and if I received his voice mail he called me back expeditiously, many times in the evening. He was more approachable than anyone else I have worked with in the past and really cared about the outcome of my situation. He was also honest and full of integrity. After completing the council I hired him for I inquired about future service but it was in an area of law that he does not practice. Many lawyers would have still taken the case but not Derek. He aggressively found me a lawyer and referred me to her. Derek sets the benchmark high for other lawyers to follow.
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Posted by Jim | January 13, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
I have worked with Derek on a couple of cases as co-counsel. He is very knowledgeable and professional. He is very hard working and keeps cases moving forward at all times.
Posted by PJ | November 29, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
I am so glad that I contacted Derek Metts to consult with him regarding my case. Derek's knowledge and thoughtfulness lead me to hire him. His assistant Laura was very helpful and supportive in scheduling meetings throughout the length of our case, which was much shorter than I anticipated. I wouldn't hesitate to contact Derek again or recommend him to others.
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Posted by Carmen,Jorge Zayas | June 30, 2016
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home insurance.
I forgot to mention my husband and I were so stress out with the Insurance ordeal ,but after the consultation we left stress free we hire the right lawyer.thanks again.
Posted by Kay | June 1, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Remarkable
I found Derek from the Internet. A very sweet lady answered and I told her my plight. She sent emails to several lawyers. Derek contacted me soon after. I explained my situation. He agreed to take my case. I made an appt. to meet and sign papers. Within 3 months, my case was closed to my satisfaction. I highly recommend Derek Metts, for your legal needs!! He is very personable, and professional as is his staff! I hope I never need to, but if if ever need a lawyer again, I will certainly call Derek Metts. Thank you!
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Posted by Barbara | February 25, 2016
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Superb Resenttative
Attorney Metts is a God-send. Throughout the entire process, he included me and my husband's opinions and feedback before proceeding with the case. He is wonderful and I will consult him in the future should there be a future need.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.3 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Metts Legal, P.A.
  • 2015 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Cole, Scott & Kissane, P.A.
  • 2011 - 2015
  • Attorney
  • Butler & Hosch, P.A.
  • 2010 - 2011

Education

  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • California State University, Sacramento
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005

Associations

  • Orange County Bar Association
  • 2012 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • American Jurisprudence Award: Evidence
  • Thomas Jeffereson School of Law
  • 2008
  • American Jurisprudence Award: Wills & Trusts
  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • 2008
  • American Jurisprudence Award: Torts
  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • 2007

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (3)
Endorse Derek
Insurance Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Derek on a couple of cases as co-counsel. He is very knowledgeable and professional. He is very hard working and keeps cases moving forward at all times."
Insurance Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer for his expertise in insurance litigation."
Car accident Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Derek is experienced, knowledgeable, aggressive and personable. I strongly recommend his services."
Car accident
Litigation