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Derrick Adam Elliott

About me

I began my carreer at Legal Aid of Northwest Texas in Fort Worth as a staff attorney.  Due to a budget crisis in 2008, Legal Aid had massive layoffs, and I was one of the unfortunate lawyers laid-off. 

Determined to provide for my family, and after much prayer, I immediately opened the Law Office of Derrick Elliott in Fort Worth.  As part of my practice, I began accepting criminal defense cases in the Eastland and Big Country area.  I fell in love with the area almost immediately. 

After thirteen months of a successful practice in Fort Worth, I received a call from Legal Aid of Northwest Texas about a position in Brownwood.  I decided to return to Legal Aid and help them open a brand new office in Brownwood.  For most of the first year in Brownwood, I was the only attorney in the office.  Despite this, we were able to assist over one hundred individuals that would not have been able to afford an attorney. We found a newly licensed attorney to join the office, and our office was able to meet even more demands.

After two and a half years with Legal Aid of Northwest Texas in Brownwood, I was offered a position with Frac Tech in Cisco, Texas.  While at Frac Tech, I honed my skills in the field of contracts and transactional law.  I was responsible for drafting, editing and negotiating MSAs, NDAs, Leases, Oil and Gas Leases, Construction Contracts, Intelectual Property, and other documents such as Employment Agreements and Foriegn Worker Visas. 

In June of 2011, Frac Tech moved its legal department to Fort Worth.  Although I was offered a position in the Cisco office, I felt that any chance for advancement would only lead to Fort Worth.  I felt the best decision for my family was to resign from Frac Tech and re-open my private practice in Eastland. 

In 2013, I was appointed Municipal Judge for the City of Eastland.  I was honored to serve the community I have grown to love.  I resigned from the City of Eastland August 1, 2015, and I am now an associate with the Law Offices of Jason M. Johnson, PLLC.  While still serving Eastland and surrounding counties, my transition and opportunity to work with Jason Johnson will only serve to increase my ability to help more clients than ever before. 

Eastland and the surrounding area is now our home.  We enjoy the people, culture, and beauty of this part of Texas.  I hope that this information helps you in your decision to find the right lawyer for your particular needs.     


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    9 years
  2. Family: 40%
    9 years
  3. Probate: 5%
  4. Personal Injury: 5%
    3 years



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Attorney endorsements

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  • Gary Don Peak

    Derrick and I practice in the same community so we cross paths often. Whether working a case together or on the same side, or opposing one another. Derrick is one of the most passionate attorneys I know. He will definitely fight for his clients. I am proud to know Derrick as a friend and colleague.


    Gary Peak Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Todd Bennett Steele

    I endorse this lawyer. He is a zealous advocate for his client. He is professional and courteous, and is good in the courtroom.


    Todd Steele Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Law Offices of Derrick Elliott, PLLC

P.O. Box 549
Eastland, TX, 76448


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200708/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Distinguished Student ScholarshipTexas Wesleyan School of Law2004
Edith and Edgar Deen Literary ScholarshipTexas Woman's University2003
Xerox Acheivement AwardXerox2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Indigant Criminal Defense Attorney90th and 91st District Court2008 - Present
AttorneyLaw Office of Derrick Elliott2008 - Present
JudgeCity of Eastland2013 - 2015
Associate General CounselFrac Tech2011 - 2011
Adjunct ProfessorRanger Junior College2009 - 2010
Staff AttorneyLeagal Aid of Northwest Texas - Brownwood2009 - 2011
Staff AttorneyLegal Aid Of Northwest Texas - Fort Worth2008 - 2008
Research AssociateKnowles Publishing Company2007 - 2008
Research AssistantTexas Wesleyan School Of Law2006 - 2007
Legal InternCombined Law Enforcement Association Of Texas2006 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Texas State Bar, Municipal Judge SectionMember2013 - Present
State Bar of Texas, Computer and Technology SectionMember2011 - Present
State Bar of Texas, Family Law SectionMember2008 - Present
State Bar of Texas, Criminal Justice SectionMember2008 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember2007 - Present
Phi Delta Phi legal fraternityMember2006 - Present
Sigma Tau DeltaMember2002 - Present
Phi Theta KappaMember1998 - Present
State Bar of Texas, Poverty Law SectionMember2008 - 2011
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. WoodDismissed
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Texas A&M University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
Texas Woman's UniversityEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts2003
North Central Texas CollegeN/AAssociate of Science2000