Derek Merman – History and Practice
Derek was raised by his mother on their ranch near Waco, Texas after his father died in a plane accident when he was six-years- old; as a result of that tragedy, Derek is compassionate with his clients and passionate about his work for the injured and those that have lost loved-ones due to the negligence of others. Derek focuses his practice on defective drug and product injuries, wrongful-death claims, catastrophic injuries, and admiralty claims.
Mr. Merman has helped his clients recover millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements during his career. Damages depend on the facts of the case, but in every circumstance, Derek endeavors to achieve high settlements and verdicts for each and every client.
Derek is licensed to practice law before every state court in Texas and the Eastern, Northern and Southern Federal District Courts of Texas and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Derek Merman - associations:
- American Bar Association
- Texas State Bar
- The Maritime Lawyers Association
- American Trial Lawyers Association
- The Houston Bar Association
- Houston Young Lawyers Association
- Texas Young Lawyers Association
Derek Merman has received several awards and recognition for his trial work. Derek Merman has been recognized as a “Rising Star” by the Texas Lawyer in 2009. He was also designated as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer in Texas 2008 – 2011 by ATLA. In 2012, after winning his second eight-figure verdict, Mr. Merman was selected as one of the top 40 trial lawyers under 40 in Texas. Derek is also fluent in Spanish.