Derek Williams’ practice focuses on civil litigation with an emphasis in medical malpractice defense, adoption law, product liability, and personal injury defense. He represents doctors, hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care providers involving regulatory, insurance, and professional liability matters.
Derek also represents multiple large national retailers against personal injury and premises liability lawsuits.
After adopting his two children, Derek started getting asked to represent other families in their adoptions. In nearly fifteen years, this has developed into a very fulfilling adoption practice. Derek is now a Fellow of the Academy of Adoption & Assisted Reproduction Attorneys. Derek represents adopting parents, agencies, and birth parents. Some of his most rewarding moments as an attorney are appearing before a judge and seeing a couple’s dream of adopting a child come true. Derek is featured in “Adopting in America: How to Adopt Within One Year (2018-2019),” one of the best resources on adoption. Derek is grateful and humbled to get to play a small role in helping his clients build their families.
Prior to law school, Derek worked for the Utah Attorney General’s Office, where he was significantly involved in the complex litigation and subsequent settlement between the state and numerous tobacco companies. He also served a Judicial Clerkship for Judge Pamela T. Greenwood, Utah Court of Appeals.
- J.D., University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law, 2003
- B.A., University of Utah, Political Science – Middle East Studies, 1997
Bar & Court Admissions
- Utah State Bar
- U.S. District Court, District of Utah