Paul A. Derks

Paul A. Derks: Attorney with Fee, Smith, Sharp & Vitullo, L.L.P. AV stamp icon
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Mr. Derks is a partner with the firm and represents clients in matters ranging from contractual and tort claims to business losses and major construction liability and defect litigation. He has successfully defended products liability, commercial and business litigation and premises liability cases. Paul currently handles a broad range of civil defense litigation matters. Approximately seventy-five percent of his practice is dedicated to litigation. Paul represents both large and small business entities and individuals who find themselves involved in construction, products, premises and personal injury matters. Paul represents clientele from all segments of the construction industry and, in doing so, has handled matters involving all types of construction law issues. He practices in state and federal trial courts, appellate courts, arbitration and mediation. Paul regularly counsels clients in out-of-court resolution of disputes and interpretation of construction contracts.

In recognition of his accomplishments in the practice of law, Paul was recently named by Texas Super Lawyer magazine as a Rising Star for 2011, an honor conferred on less than five percent of attorneys under the age of 40 in the state of Texas.

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Construction Liability
  • Construction Defects
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
972-980-3295  Phone
972-934-9200  Fax
University Attended:
Loyola University, New Orleans, B.A., History, 1994
Law School Attended:
University of Tulsa, J.D., 1999
Year of First Admission:
1999, Oklahoma; 2001, Texas
State Bar of Texas; Oklahoma Bar Association; Dallas Bar Association; Texas Young Lawyers Association; Dallas Association of Young Lawyers; Texas Association of Defense Counsel.
Birth Information:
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, April 16, 1971
Reported Cases:
Meghan Coves Association, Inc. v. Meghancoves Operty, Inc. 50 P.3d 226; Brown v. State Farm 58 P.3d 217.

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Dallas, Texas

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    Dallas, TX
    Three Galleria Tower , 13155 Noel Road, Suite 1000
    Dallas, TX 75240-5090

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