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Derek Pakiz is the litigation supervisor and lead trial attorney for The Reeves Law Group. Derek obtained his undergraduate degree from UCLA, and his law school education from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. Since the 1980s Derek has practiced exclusively in the field of personal injury law, representing victims of other people’s negligence and wrongful acts. Derek has worked on thousands of cases and handled hundreds of mediations, arbitrations, and trials. 


Derek works all over the state but is activley participating in a major trial about to happen in Riverside where we have a convient meeting location located at:

The Reeves Law Group

1055 W 7th St #3333

Los Angeles, CA 90017


Phone: (213) 271-9318 


We have meeting locations all across the state of California. 


Languages spoken: English, Spanish, German

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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 75%
    27 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Slip and Fall: 25%
    27 years, 1 thousand cases



Contingent (1-40%), Free consultation (60 minutes)

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Contact info

The Reeves Law Group

1055 West 7th Street
Los Angeles, CA, 90017

The Reeves Law Group

200 W Santa Ana Blvd
Santa Ana, CA, 92701

The Reeves Law Group

3890 11th St PMB 17
Riverside, CA, 92501



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2015
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2015
Top 15 Personal Injury AttorneysNewsweek Magazine2013
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2012
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2011
Diplomate AccreditationAssociation of Trial Lawyers of America2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerThe Reeves Law Group1984 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
NewsweekTop Personal Injury Attorney2013 - Present
SuperlawyersSuperlawyer2012 - Present
Martindale Hubbel Peer ReviewN/A2011 - Present
Million Dollar AdvocatesN/A2010 - Present
Trial Lawyers of AmericaDiplomate Accreditation2006 - Present
California Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A2000 - Present
American Association for JusticeN/A1984 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Brain Injury Case$32,000,000
Auto Accident Case$3,750,000
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Publication nameTitleDate
Personal Injury NetworkPIN2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California - Los AngelesN/ABA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount UniversityLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Personal Injury NetworkWhat is Personal Injury2011
Personal Injury NetworkHiring a Personal Injury Lawyer2011