Experienced & Committed to Excellence


Derek Harkrider, founder and owner of the HARKRIDER LAW FIRM, is an experienced 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. He has also represented individuals in state and federal courts who have faced serious criminal charges, such as federal drug trafficking conspiracy, bank and wire fraud, murder, kidnapping, robbery, and other serious offenses. 

Derek is a former felony prosecutor for the Hidalgo County Criminal District Attorney's Office.  After serving the citizens of the State of Texas, Mr. Harkrider felt that his passion was to represent individuals and families of those who 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

With 20 years of Legal Experience & Fluent in Spanish​

With 20 years of Legal Experience & Fluent in 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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