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Keller Rohrback Law Offices

1201 Third Avenue
Suite 3200
Seattle, WA, 98101-3276

Practice areas


  1. Employee Benefits: 50%
    8 years
  2. Investment Fraud: 25%
  3. Class Action: 25%

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  • Jeffrey Michael Norton

    Derek is an outstanding lawyer and someone I consult with on a regular basis. We have worked together on many matters and I trust his instincts and intellect.


    Jeffrey Norton Class action Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Aashish Yadvendra Desai

    I endorse this lawyer's work. Derek knows ERISA law!


    Aashish Desai Class action Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter


INTemporary Admission201011/30/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2011
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2010
Burton Award - Legal WritingThe Burton Foundation2010
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2009
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2008
Avvo Top Employee Benefits LawyerWashington CEO Magazine2008
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2007
Rising StarN/A2006
Rising StarN/A2005
Achievement AwardN/A1996
Award for Public ServiceN/A1996
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerKeller Rohrback L.L.P.2002 - Present
AssociateHillis Clark Martin & Peterson1997 - 2002
Law ClerkUnited States District Court, District of Oregon, Hon. M. Hogan1996 - 1997
Trial AttorneyUnited States Department of Justice1994 - 1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
King County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Washington State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
Middlebury CollegeAmerican LiteratureBA - Bachelor of Arts1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
ERISA 401(k) Fee Ligitgation and New Fee Disclosure RegulationsStrategies for Bringing and Defending Fee Claims and Complying with DOL's Disclosure Requirements2010
ABA Mid-Winter Meeting, San Antonio, TXTrials of Employer Stock Cases; What's Next After DiFelice v. US Airways, Brieger V. Telltabs & Nelson v. Hodoval2010
14th Annual ABA National Institute on Class ActionHey, Wait a Second (City)! I Just Got My Class Certified, Now What?! Litigating Class Actions Between Certification and Trial - Prespective From All Sides2010
Western Benefits & Pension ConferenceERISA 401(k) Plan Litigation2009
22nd Annual ERISA Litigation Conference - New York, NYEmployer Stock Cases; 401(k) Fee Cases; and ERISA Class Action and Attorney Fee Issues2009
22nd Annual ERISA Litigation Conference - Las Vegas, NVEmployer Stock Cases; 401(k) Fee Cases; and ERISA Class Actions and Attorney Fee Issues2009
RIMS 2008 Annual ConferenceERISA Fiduciary Liability2008
20th Annual Erisa Litigation ConferenceERISA Breach of Fiduciary Duty Litigation2007
19th Annual ERISA Litigation ConferenceERISA Breach of Fiduciary Duty Litigation2006
18th Annual ERISA Litigation ConferenceERISA Breach of Fiduciary Duty Litigation2005
Western Benefits Council ERISA LitigationERISA Company Stock Litigation2004
WSBA CLEDamages in Tort and Contract Litigation - Economic Loss Rule2002