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Derek Charles Decker

Business Attorney at Sacramento, CA

4.3   7 reviews

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Practice areas
  1. Business
    Contracts, business formation, corporations and LLCs, employment matters, real estate law, construction disputes, professional liability, business litigation.

  2. Litigation
    Contracts, business formation, employment matters, real estate law, construction disputes, professional liability, business litigation.

As a lawyer I am really a problem solver. I help businesses and individuals solve their legal problems using whatever tools we have available, whether its experience, training, connections, or just plain hard work, creativity, and attention to detail.

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Licensed for 18 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2004
Updated 09/09/2022

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Krogh & Decker, LLP
555 Capitol Mall Ste 750
Sacramento, CA, 95814-4508


4.3 / 5.0
  7 customer reviews
Posted by Chris | September 28, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Professional, Great People Skills
We didn't have any in-depth dealings together but Derek helped me out with a small issue and I was very impressed by his attitude and professionalism, especially considering how unapproachable most attorneys were.
Posted by Steve | June 3, 2015
My daughter was involved in a situation that required an attorney with a "particular set of skills." We got all that and a whole lot more. Derek cleared his calendar and reacted to our needs immediately. Derek was incredibly professional and competent. He made several personal appearances on my daughters behalf and kept me up to date with every development. The end result of Derek's representation was better than I could have ever imagined. During our ordeal my daughter regularly told me "the thing I like the most is that he always asks me how I'm doing and I truly believe he cares." Thank you Derek for all you have done for us, your truly a gifted attorney and more importantly a good person...
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Posted by anonymous | May 19, 2015
My Real Estate and business solutions guy!
I was referred to Mr. Decker by a fellow Real Estate associate, who really sang his praises. As an investor in Real Estate, some of the transactions were involved in are creative and atypical of traditional transactions. He carefully and thoughtfully reviewed the base documents I provided, and offered important and imperative state specific clauses that were missing. He even provided me a free document for sellers disclosures and explained why it was a good idea to have that handy, even though I am not responsible to provide that as a buyer. He returned all my phone calls, emails in a prompt manner. I needed the documents to be reviewed and revised under a time crunch, he easily obliged. Even when I called back to cancel the rush (my meeting got postponed) he said he had already set that time aside for reviewing my documents and had them to me by the original time frame he stated. I did not feel pressured or up sold. He did not try to extract a large sum of money from me, or advise me to scrap the documents I already had in efforts to charge me extra. Since then, we chatted a few times since then about other business issues and even a personal family real estate concern I had. This attorney was helpful, polite, fair, easy to deal with, great listener and very understanding. my interactions with him have proved his character and his commitment to his clients. He provided thoughtful solutions and offering to check in with some of his business and legal circle for clear second opinions and additional answers to my concerns and questions. I can genuinely sigh a breath of relief knowing I have Mr. Decker added to my business team. ***I would also like to mention, before finding Mr. Decker, I had another attorney review my documents, who I can only assume, wasn't equipped to review them. The previous lawyer, had ample time to review my documents, a week or more and very plainly told me everything looked fine but he wasn't versed in the style of Real Estate investing. He made no notes, no revisions, no state specific revisions. Nothing... By far, one of the best experiences I have with lawyers, both personally or professionally. Finding an honest, honorable and considerate attorney is equivalent to finding a needle in a haystack!!! p.s. I don't actually know the personal that gave Mr. Decker a discredited review. However, I literally do not have one negative thing to say about Mr. Decker. Myself and the person that referred me, both think very highly of him. He saved me alot of money and headache by updating and revising these documents!!! I also referred Mr. Decker to my fiance who is dealing with an Entertainment infringement case. I have also referred him to other fellow real estate investors.
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Posted by anonymous | November 29, 2012
I recommend Derek
Derek was absolutely great. I could not get help with my employment matter from anyone, but his firm took the case and fought it all the way. He believed in me, and had the skill to ultimately beat the other side.
Posted by anonymous | June 27, 2011
Solid attorney
Mr. Decker handled some nasty litigation for me. He was honest with me, and really did his homework, which helped the case greatly. I trusted my case to him because of the knowledge he displayed at all times.
Posted by Raj | March 13, 2015
I recommend Derek!
Derek is great. He responded to my question promptly with concise answers. He is sincerely helpful, even offering to review documents I had not thought to ask for. I trust both his ability and sincerity in helping clients. Thank you, Derek!
Posted by anonymous | May 12, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Smooth Criminal
Don't just walk - RUN! This guy is a criminal! This was the worst experience of my life. I searched the reviews here and saw all positive reviews, but they were all from LegalZoom. What Mr. Decker does is he recruits, he doesn't do law. He is very smooth and knows exactly what to say until you sign on the dotted line. I thought I was hiring Mr. Decker, but soon as I gave him the deposit, he did a bait and switch and sent me to a junior attorney to negotiate a settlement with a huge company. They laughed her out of the room! I knew he was a charlatan when I asked him a legal question in an email, and he called to respond with a very vague answer (didn't want to put it in writing). But the worst of this came after Mr. Decker asked for a $10K deposit on what he said would be a $2K job. So, it was a $2000 job, he wrote a contract not to exceed $13,000, asked for 10K up front, then sent me a bill for $22K!!! $22K to negotiate a settlement - maybe 20 emails total back and forth!!! The case was to settle $16K!!! You can't make this stuff up! Despite the contract and emails, he was still bold enough. I agreed to pay him $5K total and he agreed, just to be done, which was double what he said, and it is then the nightmare started all over again - he started blackmailing me. He coerced me into signing a contract that I wouldn't sue him. He wouldn't release my deposit until I signed. I almost went into cardiac arrest! In fact beware, I reported him to the attorney referral program, and they told me it is an increasing problem that attorneys coerce clients into signing non-disparagement clause, so they can't leave bad reviews.
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Work Experience

  • Partner/Attorney
  • Krogh & Decker, LLP
  • 2014 - Present
  • Partner/Attorney
  • Radoslovich Krogh PC
  • 2009 - 2014
  • Attorney
  • Basham Parker
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Attorney
  • Radoslovich Law Corporation
  • 2003 - 2008
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  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific
  • JD - Juris Doctor, With Distinction
  • 2004
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1996


  • Sacramento Area Human Resources Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • San Joaquin County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Downtown Sacramento Partnership
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Sacramento County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Midtown Business Association
  • Counsel
  • 2011 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Traynor Honor Society
  • University of the Pacific
  • 2004
  • Dean's Honor List
  • University of the Pacific
  • 2004
  • Dean's Honor List
  • University of the Pacific
  • 2003
  • Dean's Honor List
  • University of the Pacific
  • 2002
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  • Linkedin Article
  • Two Common Factors in Most Employment Lawsuits
  • 2015
  • Legal bulletin
  • Construction Industry: Heat Recovery Periods
  • 2014
  • Legal bulletin
  • Supreme Court Issues Major Meal & Rest Period Ruling
  • 2012
  • Legal bulletin
  • Job Applicants Asked to Divulge Facebook Passwords
  • 2012
  • Legal bulletin
  • I Won A Judgment - Now What?
  • 2012
  • Legal bulletin
  • Business Owners - Get It In Writing
  • 2012
  • Legal bulletin
  • Trademark and Patent Trolls Demand Their Price
  • 2012
  • Legal bulletin
  • Who Usually Wins At Trial?
  • 2011
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Speaking Engagements

  • SRBX Member Education
  • Construction Change Orders and Change Directives
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (13)
Business Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I was lucky enough to work in a firm with Derek. He is a consummate professional, and has the extraordinarily rare combination of both empathy and talent. Derek is a great person and a great lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Co-worker
"Derek is a great lawyer. He is incredibly thorough and great at finding the facts necessary to prove his client's case. He works tirelessly for his clients."
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