Derrick Walker

Derrick Walker has built an outstanding track record with 20 years in practice, covering a wide array of personal injury matters. This includes multi-million dollar awards in cases involving tractor-trailer accidents, traumatic brain injury, and wrongful death. He dedicates his skills to helping provide a level legal playing field for those injured and to protect them throughout the legal process.

Derrick is incredibly passionate about representing those catastrophically injured in trucking accidents. He makes it his mission to tip the scales in favor of his clients when faced with the David vs. Goliath struggle between an injured person and an insurance company.

Since 2000, Derrick has been securing favorable outcomes for his clients at the negotiation table and in the courtroom. Highlights of his achievements include a $6.5 million award involving a tractor-trailer collision, a $4.5 million award for a bicyclist struck by a commercial vehicle, and over a dozen 7-figure awards in cases involving medical negligence. Derrick’s analytical approach makes him successful at tackling the complex medical and legal issues that his cases routinely involve.

Derrick has an “AV” rating (the highest available) from the Martindale-Hubbell attorney listing service, and was selected as one of Virginia’s Super Lawyers (Top 5% of Virginia Attorneys). Derrick is also among Allen & Allen attorneys named to Best Lawyers in America, a publication considered by many to be the preeminent guide to legal excellence in the United States. This includes the Best Lawyers list for 2021.

Derrick is a Vice President for the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association and serves on the Board of Governors for the American Association for Justice. Derrick is a frequent speaker on ethics and trial techniques. He attended the College of William & Mary, graduating with a B.A. in Government and received his J.D. from the T.C .Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond, where he was the recipient of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers Student Advocate Award.

Derrick enjoys spending time with his wife, Melody, and their two daughters, Kyndall and Klyne. In his free time, he enjoys golf, food, wine, and travel.


Tradene from Newport News

After my accident, I pondered what I should do. I remembered seeing my friend on a TV commercial, so after talking it over with my husband we decided to contact him. Even though we had lost touch over the years, attorney Derrick Walker and I had grown up like family, so I knew I could trust him. My experience with Allen & Allen was no different – I was treated as part of the team, and I felt like family. Derrick reassured me that he and his team would lead me through the process. I felt like he was truly working for me. I don’t like to waste my money – I go where there is great customer service, and Derrick and his assistant gave me great customer service. I never felt alone during my case. At the time of my accident, I was living in Newport News. Derrick said he would come see me there so that I wouldn’t have to drive to Richmond. Both Derrick and his team made the distance easy. My team kept me notified on the active status of my case and gave me the pros and cons in order to have a clear and concise understanding of how the case was progressing. The little things, such as emails and phone calls just to ask how I was doing, reassured me along the way. The accident may have changed my life but my experience with Derrick Walker and his team made it much more bearable. I would recommend Allen, Allen, Allen and Allen, attorney Derrick Walker and his team to anyone in need of great representation. Tradene from Newport News


  • Partner and Trial Attorney, Allen, Allen, Allen, & Allen (2015 – Present)
  • Partner, Breit, Drescher, Imprevento & Walker (2010 – 2014)
  • Litigation Associate, Breit, Drescher & Imprevento (2004 – 2010)
  • Litigation Associate, Durrette Bradshaw PLC (2000 – 2004)

Bar Admissions

  • Licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Courts – Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court – Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia


  • J.D., T.C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond (2000)
  • B.A., Government, College of William and Mary (1994)


  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America (2017 – Present)
  • Listed in Virginia Super Lawyers (2013 – Present)
  • Listed as “Rising Star” in Virginia Super Lawyers (2007 – 2012)
  • AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale Hubbell (highest possible rating)
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers Student Advocate Award

Professional Affiliations

  • Williamsburg Society Member – Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Virginia (2019 – Present)
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Past Chair – Federal Liaison
  • Past Chair – Diversity Committee
  • Past Chair – Fundraising Committee
  • Past Chair – Membership Committee
  • Past Chair – Insurance Legislative Subcommittee
  • Past Chair – Annual Convention Planning Committee
  • Strategic Planning Committee
  • VTLA PAC Trustee
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member – Executive Committee (2019)
  • Chair – Minority Caucus (2018)
  • Trustee – PAC Board of Trustees
  • Virginia Governor to the Board of Governors
  • Minority Caucus Delegate to the Board of Governors (2013)
  • Member – Organizational Review Committee
  • Member – Membership Oversight Committee
  • Boyd Graves Conference Steering Committee (2008 – present)
  • Virginia Model Jury Instruction Committee (Former)
  • The Etheridge Society
  • The Melvin Belli Society

Speaking Engagements

  • Using Breakeven Analysis to Establish the Financial Bias of an Expert Witness, The Melvin Belli Society Boston, MA (2017)
  • Civility, Courtesy and Professionalism, AAJ Winter Convention, Austin, TX (2017)
  • Social Media: Mining for Gold While Avoiding Danger, South Carolina Association for Justice Advanced Trial Lawyer College Auto Torts XXXIX (2016)
  • Bread and Butter of Every Legal Practice – Rethinking Your Approach to Discovery and Motions CLE Program: Drafting Persuasive Motions in Limine: AAJ Winter Convention, Palm Springs, CA (2015)
  • Sources of Coverage Seminar: The Family Automobile Policy, Roanoke, VA (2014)
  • Use of Analogies in Closing Argument, VTLA Masters of Advocacy Seminar, Norfolk, VA (2013)
  • Ethical Considerations in Cloud Computing, AAJ Jazz Fest Seminar (New Orleans 2012)
  • Ethical Considerations in Cloud Computing, AAJ Winter Convention (Miami February 2012)
  • Habit and Character Evidence, VTLA Evidence CLE, Norfolk, VA (2011)
  • Ethical Use of Social Networking for Trial Lawyers, AAJ Nursing Home Litigation Section Seminar, Las Vegas, NV (2011)
  • Effective Use of Medical Illustrations, VTLA May Tort Seminar, Norfolk, VA (2011)
  • Defense Medical Exam Orders, AAJ Jazz Fest Auto Seminar, New Orleans, LA (2011)
  • The Real Low Down on High/Lows, Mary Carter Agreements, and Other Skullduggery, VTLA Journal (Presented VTLA Annual Convention)(2009)
  • Jury Trials 101 Virginia Poverty Law Center, Annual Statewide Legal Aid Conference, Norfolk, VA (2008)

Case Results

  • Medical malpractice case involving a retained surgical towel resulting in a major infection. $2,000,000
  • Tractor-trailer collision resulting in traumatic brain injury. $6,500,000
  • Tractor-trailer accident involving a pedestrian. $4,500,000
  • 15-passenger van rollover accident resulting in wrongful death. $900,000
  • Tractor-trailer collision resulting in post-concussive syndrome. $300,000
  • Commercial delivery company struck a pedestrian with hand cart causing pelvic fractures. $25

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