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Derrick Adam Elliott

Criminal defense Attorney at Eastland, TX

4.3   6 reviews

About Derrick

Learn Derrick’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%
    I represent the accused at all levels from misdemeanors to felonies. I also help individuals with expunctions and nondisclosures.

    15 years

  2. Family
    40%
    I handle all aspects of family law. Divorce, Custody, Child Support, Enformcements, Property Division, Paternity, and Adoptions

    15 years

  3. Personal injury
    5%
    I co-counsel with two very experienced personal injury cases

    9 years

  4. Probate
    5%
    Wills, Probate, Heirships, Small estares affidavits, muniment of title.

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.     

Licensed for 15 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 2007
Updated 10/23/2022

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

Contact Derrick

Law Offices of Derrick Elliott, PLLC
P.O. Box 549
Eastland, TX, 76448

Reviews

4.3 / 5.0
  6 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | October 29, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
Excellent job…. I’m amazed!! Did a great job on my case so far… with hardly any forward notification…
Posted by Angela | September 12, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Child custody case
Mr. Elliott is a caring attorney. He represented my family in the fight of our lives and treated us like we were family. He is easy to stay in touch with and returns calls promptly, Very good knowledge of the legal system. Reasonable fees.
Posted by anonymous | November 2, 2012
Truly an outstanding lawyer!
Mr. Elliot is prompt in returning correspondence. I have never once called or emailed and had to wait days or weeks for a response. He is truly passionate about his job and his clients rights. As a court appointed attorney those traits seem to be very rare. He never made me feel like I should just say guilty ,take probation, I cant do anything else for you like every other court appointed attorneys I've dealt with. He is very knowledgable and believes in your rights being protected. Not to mention he never made me feel like I was just another criminal. He treated me like I was innocent and proved I was. A very likable guy. If you need a good lawyer, Hes your guy
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Posted by anonymous | July 1, 2012
Good Attorney
Derrick was very knowledgeable and knew what he was doing. He kept me up to date and always let me know where I stood. He was also very supportive and caring and will go the extra mile for you. If I need to use an attorney again I will definitely give him a call.
Posted by Karen | June 2, 2012
This attorney could change your idea of lawyers.
I have dealt with various lawyers in the past over a verity of issues from divorce, probate, custody and yes even criminal with various individuals. I have found Mr. Elliotte to be both professional and efficiant and I might add that his fees appear to be very resonable. If I, rather when I need an attorney in the future, I will most definately see if this man is available for the job.
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Response from Derrick Elliott June 5, 2012
Thanks Karen. I am glad I could help.
Posted by Rachel Elias | March 9, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
WORST ATTORNEY EXPERIENCE! SAVE YOUR MONEY & RUN THE OTHER WAY
February 2016 I was in search for an Eastland Atty. I live in Dallas and Derrick Elliott was about the only traffic attorney I found in Eastland & because of his past reviews I decided to ask him a few questions before hiring him to represent me. At first he responded immediately to my initial e-mail & I thought how great it was to have an attentive attorney represent me. He made me feel comfortable and as if my case would be something he can take care of. It didn't take long after I paid him to represent me in 3 traffic citations before he fell off the face of the earth. I have e-mailed him countless times, left him voicemail after voicemail... he fails to respond in any way. The last time I e-mailed him was January of this year and still nothing as of today. It's a shame that I trusted him to do his job with my hard earned money when he hasn't even sent a letter of representation according the Eastland county clerk. He hasn't done a thing to earn a penny of my money 13months later and I'd hate for this to happen to some one else as well. STAY FAR AWAY FROM THIS LAWYER AS POSSIBLE! You're money will be better spent elsewhere. I'm just glad that I didn't trust him with anything too serious that would have cost me thousands of dollars when I can't even depend on him to work 3 simple traffic citations.
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Indigant Criminal Defense Attorney
  • 90th and 91st District Court
  • 2008 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Derrick Elliott
  • 2008 - Present
  • Judge
  • City of Eastland
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Associate General Counsel
  • Frac Tech
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Ranger Junior College
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Staff Attorney
  • Leagal Aid of Northwest Texas - Brownwood
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Staff Attorney
  • Legal Aid Of Northwest Texas - Fort Worth
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Research Associate
  • Knowles Publishing Company
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Research Assistant
  • Texas Wesleyan School Of Law
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Legal Intern
  • Combined Law Enforcement Association Of Texas
  • 2006 - 2006
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Education

  • Texas A&M University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • Texas Woman's University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003
  • North Central Texas College
  • Associate of Science
  • 2000

Legal Cases

  • State v. Wood
  • Dismissed

Associations

  • Texas State Bar, Municipal Judge Section
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas, Computer and Technology Section
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas, Criminal Justice Section
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Sigma Tau Delta
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Phi Theta Kappa
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas, Poverty Law Section
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Distinguished Student Scholarship
  • Texas Wesleyan School of Law
  • 2004
  • Edith and Edgar Deen Literary Scholarship
  • Texas Woman's University
  • 2003
  • Xerox Acheivement Award
  • Xerox
  • 2001

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (11)
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
General practice Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a zealous advocate for his client. He is professional and courteous, and is good in the courtroom."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Other
"Derrick is a staunch advocate who looks out for his client's interest. He always keeps in mind the Texas Lawyer's Creed when dealing with opposing counsel, opposing parties, and the courts. For these reasons I endorse Derrick."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Derrick for as a fellow attorney for 4 years. He is always thorough in his research, great with client communication, and a very good attorney in every legal matter Ive seen him deal with. I completely endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked with Derrick at Legal Aid of Northwest Texas. Derrick is a very good attorney, and consistently achieved good results for his clients. Derrick does not neglect his cases, and is always very pleasant to deal with. Derrick is a very, very good attorney, and I highly recommend him."
Eastland Criminal defense Lawyer Derrick Adam Elliott
Derrick Adam Elliott
Criminal defense Attorney
Eastland, TX
Licensed for 15 years
Free Consultation