Sierra Vista Lawyers
Arizona Attorney with 23 years of experience
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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.
My Elder Law services involve counseling overwhelmed families on finding and paying for care they or a loved one may need. Creating plans to meet individual goals include Medicaid and VA applications and creating certain types of trusts to shelter assets.
As part of my Estate Planning services, I create will-based and trust-based estate plans to meet clients' individual goals which range from probate-avoidance to creditor protection for trust beneficiaries.
Much of my Probate...
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