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Early in his career, Derek had the privilege of clerking for Hon. Roger Kaufman (Ret.) and Hon. Cathy Holt (Ret.), where he learned the fundamentals of fairness and professionalism from two well respected judges. He began his profession as a transactional attorney, working for a Martindale Hubbell AV-rated law firm. From there, Derek worked with a mentor who helped him learn the foundations...
Immigration Law and Federal Labor Law experience. Twenty years in the US Department of Justice. Trial Attorney, Assistant General Counsel, Chief Counsel (District Counsel). Last eleven years in the Department of Justice served as an Immigration Judge in Arizona.
Arizona county prosecuting attorney - Navaho County.
Arizona county defense attorney - Cochise County.
Infantry combat veteran before law school.
Served in the Regular Army, Army National Guard and Army Reserve.
Retired rank - Colonel.
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