Experienced ◈ Committed ◈ TRUSTWORTHY


Founder and Owner of the HARKRIDER LAW FIRM

After a 1,000 clients and 20 years' of legal experience, Derek is more passionate than ever about helping others. Whether is assisting people that have been hurt, injured, or taken advantage of. He is ready to fight for you. 

Derek is an experience trial attorney committed to excellence and an unwavering defense of his client's rights. He has significant litigation and trial experience representing persons who have suffered significant and debilitating injuries. 


After serving the citizens of the State of Texas as a felony prosecutor for the Hidalgo County Criminal District Attorney's Office, Derek felt that his passion was to represent individuals and families of those who have suffered catastrophic and life-changing injuries, along with those accused of criminal offenses and whose liberty and life were in jeopardy. 


Derek also represents small business owners in various legal matters, such as in collection of outstanding accounts, contract disputes, interference with business relations and contracts, and other related matters.



B.S, 1995, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

Juris Doctor 1998, cum laude

University of Houston Law Center

Raised in the Rio Grande Valley, Derek also speaks fluent Spanish​.

Raised in the Rio Grande Valley, Derek also speaks fluent Spanish​.


  • Licensed and Experienced
  • Commitment and Dedication
  • Flexibility to work around your needs
  • Open communication
  • ​​Attention to detail
  • Sensitivity towards our client

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