Staff Attorney, Shiprock Judicial District
Derrick is the Staff Attorney for the Shiprock Judicial District of the Navajo Nation. He is licensed to practice in The Navajo Nation and the State of New Mexico. Born and raised in Fort Defiance, Arizona Derrick is Mą’ii Deeshgiizhinii (Coyote Pass People) born for Bit’ahnii (Folded Arms People). He began his legal career in 2005 with DNA-People’s Legal Services, Inc. where he served as a Tribal Court Advocate at DNA’s office in Window Rock, Arizona and later served as the Managing Advocate of DNA’s office in Shiprock, New Mexico. Derrick received his B.S. in Justice Studies from Arizona State University in 2000 and his J.D. from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University in 2005.