• Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 2002),  
  • University of Delaware (B.A., 1999)

bar admissions

  • Georgia
  • Florida

court admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • Florida State Courts
M. Derek Harris

M. Derek Harris


Derek Harris handles commercial litigation matters for clients in state and federal court, including all phases of discovery, motions practice, hearings, and trials. He has served as lead counsel on cases in multiple practice areas, including bankruptcy, construction, and government regulation.

Mr. Harris also provides legal assistance at mediation, conducts settlement negotiations, and advises clients on matters involving gaming laws, insurance, utilities, and zoning. His practice focuses on business torts, class actions, complex commercial litigation, creditors' rights, insurance defense, and real estate litigation.

Mr. Harris has been named by the Atlanta Business Chronicle as a "40 Under 40 Up & Comer." He is a Fellow in the Leadership Council for Legal Diversity's Fellows Program, an Associate Editor for ABA Litigation News, a member of the State Bar of Georgia's Children and the Courts Standing Committee, and a member of the Board of Directors for the Law Pipeline Program, Inc.