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Derek Robert Haake

Business Attorney at Lake Saint Louis, MO

4.8   18 reviews

also known as Derek Haake

  • Licensed for 12 years
    State MO
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Good Standing, Active No misconduct found

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

About Derek

Learn Derek’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Business
    30%
    I am a seasoned entrepreneur and technical co-founder turned attorney. Business is my passion, and I bring a unique set of experiences to help you start, maintain and grow your business properly.

    10 years

  2. Contracts and agreements
    20%

    10 years

  3. Criminal defense
    20%

    10 years

  4. Speeding and traffic ticket
    20%

    10 years

  5. Internet
    10%

    10 years

I am an entrepreneur turned attorney that is passionate about business, startups, privacy, tech challenges, social justice and all things law. I bring a wealth of real world business experiences into my law practice - allowing me to have a unique perspective when I help my clients with their legal issues. All new clients get a free initial consultation.

I became an attorney to help people resolve their legal issues - and to advocate for those who are victims of companies, the government, or other people. As an entrepreneur (prior to being an attorney) there were several groups of people that took advantage of me and my dreams. I now dedicate a portion of my practice to those that are injured by others, whether deliberate or a "cost of doing business" - I want to fight for you and find justice.

Photos and videos

The ribbon cutting for my law firm - a great day - the day I could start helping others.
The office - the couch and conference table ready for people to come in.
One of my startups was profiled in the Austin American Statesmen - and they used a picture of my wife, and my girls - who were 2 in this picture, and are 4 now!!!
Was interviewed on behalf of my startup Campus Shift when I served as their CTO by First Business.   Was a great experience!

Location

The Haake Law Firm
212 Centre on the Lk
Lake Saint Louis, MO, 63367

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | January 28, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A true God send.
I have just started my journey through this messy divorce, I was referred to him by a close friend. I the greatest thing about him is he's human, he's understanding, punctual, has been there every time I needed to talk to him, from the biggest problem to the smallest of worries. He does what he says he's going to do and there's absloutly no worry on my end. He really is a blessing. I highly recommend him to anyone seeking legal counsel.
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Posted by anonymous | December 14, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Took care of my problem in an extremely timely fashion!!!
I reached out to Darrek about an issue with the county that I was surprised with due to the fact that they served my last address at a vacant residence that i hadn't lived at for 6 years. Unannounced to me i had missed 4 count dates and had a warrent out for my arrest!!! He acted very quickly and in less than one week we were able to dismiss the warrent and charges. I would definitely recommend Darrek to anyone that needs legal help!!!
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Posted by anonymous | December 1, 2018
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Very caring Lawyer
Derek is an amazing man! I called him with a very embarrassing serious situation, Derek put me at ease immediately. He took control of the case very quickly and was in contact with me the next day. Any questions I had he had an answer very quickly. He was very caring and treated me with kindness. I would recommend him to anyone in need of a Lawyer! Thanks again Derek!
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Posted by steve | September 4, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
lake st.louis missouri ticket
i called the haake law firm 45 minutes before my already posponed court appearance.i had a warrant from another city and did not want to go.derek called me personally on his cell phone and said he would go on my behalf.derek showed up for me and got my ticket reduced to a littering charge.how awesome is this guy,i am still laughing at the reduction.the amount that he charged me was half of what it was worth.i have had more speeding tickets than i will tell you and will never call anyone else.his cell number is saved in my icloud forever.thanks for what you did for me and unfourtunatley i am sure we will be doing business in the future since ive been driving 500 plus horsepowers cars since i was 16 and this by far is not my first rodeo and probably not my last.thanks again steve
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Posted by anonymous | March 26, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Thank you
Derek is a good lawyer. He helped me out of a speeding ticket that would have been very costly.
Posted by anonymous | February 14, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lifesaver
Derek is a kind and easy going man. He did a great service for me, my family, and career. I could have paid a very high fine and penalty. Derek was on top of my case from day one. I barely had to lift a finger. He spoke on my behalf to the prosecuting attorney in which my was. My case wasn't even near him, but he took care of it. I had no penalty and no court case against me after Mr. Haake made contact with the P.A. He saved my career a huge setback and saved me years off my life. Mr. Haake has a very good understanding of what it means to be a family man and has the most loving family a man could ask for. I would trust him again and highly recommend him to you for any legal trouble you may find yourself unfairly in.
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Posted by anonymous | January 6, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer ever
I needed an attorney for my husband's complicated case. Mr. Haake was so helpful throughout the process. Apart from being very knowledgeable, he is a lawyer with empathy and passion as well. He got us a favorable outcome and I am greatly indebted to him for everything he did. I would highly recommend him to everyone.
Posted by Andy | August 12, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Derek was fast responsive and very easy to work with.
Derek was fast responsive and very easy to work with. I would recommend him to any one in need of some assistance with traffic tickets for sure. I am not proud of it but I just drive fast and get a lot of speeding tickets that I always get reduced. This has been the best experience I have had in a long time.
Posted by Walter | May 11, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest & Hard-Working
Haake Law-firm represented my company through an acquisition. This entailed writing the Asset Purchase Agreement and negotiating terms. He did a incredible job and was professional/timely through the whole process.
Posted by Kathryn | April 20, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
New Business Needs Advice
First, I wish I would have contacted Derek sooner rather than later. That being said, Derek has provided calm direction in spite of high anxiety, consistent support no matter what or when, and has been a Godsend since the beginning. He's given me food for thought without making me feel inadequate. His professional guidance has been my saving grace and he's been all of that without costing a fortune! I would highly recommend and encourage anyone who is starting a business or is in a business and needs a change. Derek is there for his clients and will be there for you as well. Thank you Derek!!!
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Posted by Drake | April 19, 2016
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If only everything was this easy!
I earned myself a hefty speeding ticket while traveling through Missouri on I-70. I live in Colorado so I needed to find an attorney a couple states over. By a fortuitous series of events I landed at Derek. Derek's diligence and expertise made my problem suddenly not a problem. Instead of paying a hefty fine and receiving points, I paid Derek a very reasonable fee and within a month my case was resolved. If I ever need a traffic ticket attorney in Missouri again, I'll surely contact Derek Haake and you should too.
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Posted by Jay | March 11, 2016
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My Highest Recommendation
Working with attorney Derek Haake has been an absolutely pleasure. He set up an LLC for me with an accompanying operating agreement. He was extremely patient and offered very valuable advice and personal insights on other parts of my project that were above and beyond the task at hand. In my opinion, he absolutely went the extra mile to make sure that I and my family were properly protected. I really felt like he was using his knowledge and experience to help in ways that I wouldn't have known to ask for. Isn't that what working with a attorney should be all about? If you need a lawyer for business, criminal, or traffic violations. I absolutely give Derek my very highest recommendation. He single handedly changed my perception of attorneys.
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Posted by Nep | January 12, 2016
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Lifesaver
I think I actually encountered Derek's profile here on avvo when I reached out to him. I'm a startup Co-Founder who needed help navigating through a trying time in our business. Derek was there every step of the way and continues to effectively guide us forward. Without his help, my company would be in a tough situation legally but with Derek's help, everything was taken care of! Friendly and there for you when you need him.
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Posted by anonymous | December 28, 2015
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excellent traffic law attorney
I found Mr. Haake through the Better Business Bureau to assist me with a traffic ticket, my 2nd ever and 16 years since my last. It was my first time seeking legal assistance, and it was a very good experience. He was responsive, professional, courteous and helpful. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | June 16, 2015
Great Counsel
Mr. Haake was knowledgeable in my matter and provided me with enough sound information to make a decision for my situation. Mr. Haake also layed out several avenues he had investigated to resolve my situation. He was also very responseive & easy to get a hold of when I had questions. I would highly recomend Mr. Haake.
Posted by Brian | June 12, 2015
Loyalty and knowledge best describes Derek Haake
From the first time I met with Derek I knew I made the right decision, he had concern with my situation and gave it his best to help me feel taken care of. It was overwhelming and a scary experience to be needing a lawyer's help, Derek always made me feel at ease. He became a part of my team to make my life better for me and my business. I will refer him to all of my friends,family and business associates in need.
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Posted by nick | June 5, 2015
thank you
Derek is definitely the man for the job. Let's just say that I had a traffic incident and without breaking a sweat he got the charges dropped. I highly recommend him as your counsel.
Posted by Rebecca | October 12, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Expensive, Unresponsive, and Slow
I wanted to really like this law firm. These were my second lawyers for my divorce, I gave them lots of opportunities and excuses. "I know you are very busy..." etc. Ultimately, I've asked both Evan Howard and Derek Haake to withdraw from my case. I see the good reviews here and I just recommend you get a written contract with them. They don't specialize in family law and have a great spiel so just only look at family lawyers. Maybe they are great at low conflict divorce cases that don't have many complexities but sometimes this law firm took weeks to email a response. They don't respond to text messages reliably, most of the time they do return phone calls in a timely manner (most of the time).
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.3 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Haake Law Firm, LLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • CTO & Co-Founder
  • Campus Shift
  • 2011 - Present
  • Board of Directors
  • OptCon Systems, Inc.
  • 2005 - 2007
  • CTO
  • NeuWorld Communications
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Business Analyst
  • ALLTEL
  • 2000 - 2004
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Education

  • University of Akron
  • MBA - Master of Business Administration
  • 2011
  • University of Akron School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • University of Texas at Arlington
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2007

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Traffic Violation
  • All three citations were reduced to non-moving violations.

Associations

  • Share - Non Profit
  • Board of Directors
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Missouri State Bar
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Who's Who in American Law -Marquis
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (0)
Endorse Derek
Business Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Derek has a unique business background that gives him valuable experience and knowledge to assist his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Internet Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Derek is an energetic and creative lawyer that commits himself to his clients in a way that is quite refreshing. He works hard to get them the results that they are looking for. I have no hesitation in recommending Derek."
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