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About Derek

Derek is a native of Lancaster, South Carolina and a graduate of Lancaster High School. He received his Bachelor's Degree from Presbyterian College in 2007. While at Presbyterian, Derek was named to the Dean's List, worked in the student center, and was a member of the Kappa Alpha Order fraternity. Immediately following undergraduate school, Derek recieved his Juris Doctor from Charlotte School of Law in 2010. While attending law school, Derek studied abroad at the St. Mary's University Institute on World Legal Problems in Innsbruck, Austria, where he studied under an international faculty, including United States Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito. After completing his education, Derek decided that the best use of his legal education would be to serve his hometown area. He began his legal career at a small firm in Lancaster, where he represented clients on a broad range of matters, including domestic, civil, criminal, and probate issues. Derek heads Schiller & Hamilton's Lancaster Office to continue serving his hometown. He focuses his practice on divorce and family law, personal injury and accidents, and probate matters. Derek is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys hunting and fishing throughout the year. He currently serves as an Area Chairman for Ducks Unlimited, leading the Lancaster County chapter's committee of volunteers to raise money and awareness to preserve and protect wetland habitat. Derek was awarded the Eagle Scout rank in 2001 while a member of Troop 72 of the Boy Scouts of America in Lancaster. In 2013, Derek completed the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce's "Leadership Lancaster" program, a course designed to educate potential community leaders about the history, needs, and goals of Lancaster County. Derek and his wife, Natalie, are active in their church and community and enjoy traveling and spending time with family and friends.

work Experience

Schiller & Hamilton
Jan. 1, 2016 - Current

Hyatt Law, LLC
Jan. 1, 2012 - Jan. 1, 2015

school Education

Charlotte School of Law
JD - Juris Doctor
- 2010

Presbyterian College
BS - Bachelor of Science
- 2007

group Associations

Area Chairman
Ducks Unlimited
2015 - Current

Lancaster County Bar Association
2012 - Current

South Carolina Bar
2011 - Current

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