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While attending Chapman University and pursuing my degree in Legal Studies, I was also active on the golf team and served as captain one year. During the summers, I would work at my father's law office learning the ins-and-outs of helping people involved in car accidents, slip-and-falls, and other injury related accidents. It was my time working there that caused me to want to go to law school and help clients avoid the stresses of trying to handle an injury case on their own and to help clients avoid getting taken advantage of by the insurance companies. I attended Western State University while still working in various capacities at my father's law office. I always knew that personal injury law was what I wanted to do when I passed the bar exam, and my chosen curriculum helped me to obtain the knowledge and skills necessary to be an effective advocate for my clients.  I will work hard to make sure that you obtain the best possible result, if you choose me to assist you.


Languages spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice areas


  1. Car Accident: 75%
    6 years
  2. Personal Injury: 13%
    5 years
  3. Slip and Fall: 5%
    5 years
  4. Motorcycle Accident: 5%
    5 years
  5. Trucking Accident: 2%
    5 years



Contingent (10-40%)

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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Derek. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military law Attorney
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  • Mario Herbert Alfaro

    A relatively young lawyer who blends enthusiasm, hard work, and ethics with the experienced he gained by working side by side with his father for many years. I would unequivocally recommend this attorney.


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Contact info

418 E La Habra Blvd
La Habra, CA, 90631-5525


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
MemberOrange County Bar Association2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateLaw Offices of Clinton W. Holland, Inc.2010 - Present
Law ClerkLaw Offices of Clinton W. Holland, Inc.2003 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
North Orange County Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Orange County Trial Lawyers Associationmember2010 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2009 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Western State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
Chapman UniversityLegal StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts2004