Derrick Walker is an accomplished and experienced trial attorney in the Richmond, Virginia office of Allen & Allen. He has a solid track record in a wide array of personal injury matters including multi-million dollar awards in cases involving wrongful death, tractor trailer accidents, traumatic brain injury, and medical malpractice.
Since 2000, Derrick has represented clients in a diverse range of federal and state court cases consistently winning favorable outcomes for his clients at the negotiation table and in the courtroom. Highlights of his achievements include a $4.5 million award in a tractor trailer collision case, a $1.6 million award in a medical malpractice case involving the failure to diagnose renal cell carcinoma, and a $900,000 recovery in a wrongful death case involving a 15-passenger van rollover crash.
Derrick’s analytical approach makes him successful at grasping and tackling the complex medical and legal issues that his cases routinely involve. His approachable and confident nature aids him in effectively presenting complex concepts to judges and juries in order to help them understand what his clients have experienced. Derrick has an “AV” rating (the highest available) from the Martindale Hubbell attorney listing service and was selected as one of the Top 5% of Virginia attorneys by Virginia Super Lawyers in the area of Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Practice.
Dedicated to providing a platform for civil justice and preserving the right to trial by jury motivates Derrick to give back to his legal community. He is actively involved in the Board of Governors for the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association and 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.