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Discrimination Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Derby zealously represents his clients and works to improve the standard of legal practice. He is a Past President of Alameda and Contra Costa County Trial Lawyers Association and convenes meetings of the local branch of Gerry Spence's Trial Warriors. He goes to the heart of the matter in his cases, literally and figuratively. His trial skills are unsurpassed"
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I went to law school with Steven Derby and spent a lot of intense, stress filled time with him during that ordeal. I always found him calm, well-reasoned and thoughtful in his approach then and I remain committed to his skills now. He is passionate, intelligent and committed. He is the attorney you need to hire. I endorse this lawyer. Eliz. C. A. Johnson, Danville, California"