Martindale Awards

AV Preeminent®: The highest peer rating standard. This rating signifies that a large number of the lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence for their legal knowledge, communication skills and ethical standards.

Martindale Ratings

Average Peer Rating

4.8/5.0

Average Client Rating

Reviews (17)

Site Rating Reviews by date
5.0 / 5.0
2013-09-13 14:42:09

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— Peer 09/13/2013

5.0 / 5.0
2013-09-13 10:34:52

No description provided

— Peer 09/13/2013

5.0 / 5.0
2013-09-12 17:16:45

No description provided

— Peer 09/12/2013

5.0 / 5.0
2013-09-09 10:33:03

No description provided

— Peer 09/09/2013

5.0 / 5.0
2013-09-09 10:32:17

No description provided

— Peer 09/09/2013

5.0 / 5.0
2013-09-07 08:21:27

No description provided

— Peer 09/07/2013

5.0 / 5.0
2013-09-05 10:06:28

No description provided

— Peer 09/05/2013

5.0 / 5.0
2013-09-05 09:56:59

I know Derek as an excellent attorney and recommend him for an AV rating.

— Peer 09/05/2013

5.0 / 5.0
2013-09-05 08:04:41

No description provided

— Peer 09/05/2013

5.0 / 5.0
2012-05-21 10:16:40

No description provided

— Peer 05/21/2012

5.0 / 5.0
2011-08-18 11:05:43

No description provided

— Peer 08/18/2011

4.8 / 5.0
2013-09-05 16:07:34

No description provided

— Peer 09/05/2013

4.0 / 5.0
2013-09-16 10:41:58

No description provided

— Peer 09/16/2013

4.0 / 5.0
2013-09-13 09:05:02

No description provided

— Peer 09/13/2013

4.0 / 5.0
2012-05-07 19:40:48

No description provided

— Peer 05/07/2012

3.0 / 5.0
2011-08-18 08:11:04

No description provided

— Peer 08/18/2011

1.8 / 5.0
2021-02-11

Derek Dean is dishonest in their practices. He knowingly sent documents to a wrong address, then added additional costs when discussing the financial impact related to the mistake. This practice promises rapid resolutions, but this issue has dragged on for over a year and at significant financial cost due to their failure to effectively communicate. Once the issue was identified, he failed to accept any responsibility, even though his own documents showed he was at fault. Instead of resolving the issue quickly, he charged $420 for "negotiating." This lawyer believes he can take advantage of clients, and this is unacceptable in any professional.

— Client 02/11/2021