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.