Bankruptcy – Creditor’s Rights
Corporate Law and Transactions
Real Estate Transactions
Labor and Employment Law
Entertainment and Media
Corporate Investigations and Compliance
Arbitration and Mediation
Southern Methodist University, School of Law; Dallas, Texas
Juris Doctor; 2000
Texas A&M University; College Station, Texas
Bachelor of Science, Economics; 1996
National Association of Dealer Counsel
The National Association of Dealer Counsel (NADC) is a nationwide professional organization of nearly 500 attorneys who represent automobile and other vehicle dealers. NADC provides a forum for members to exchange information on how to best represent dealer interests with respect to manufacturer franchise issues, regulatory compliance, insurance laws, tax laws, buy/sell agreements, employment laws, and many other issues facing dealers and their counsel.
Texas Rising Star – Super Lawyer
Selected by, and published in, Law & Politics magazine and Texas Monthly magazine as among the best up-and-coming attorneys (lawyers 40 years or younger, or in practice 10 years or less) in the State of Texas. Only 2.5% of the total lawyers in the State of Texas are listed in Rising Stars.
Dallas Bar Foundation
Dallas Bar Association
Dallas Association of Young Lawyers (DAYL); 2001 – 2014 (2003 Leadership Class member)
Federal Opinions Committee; 2002 – 2005
Memorial & History Committee; 2003 – 2004
Mock Trial Committee; 2003 – present
Bench/Bar Conference Committee; 2003
Law Day Committee; 2003
Highland Park United Methodist Church
Advisory Councilmember: Child Development Program; 2008-2009
Federal Bar Association
Member; 2003 – present
Patrick E. Higginbotham, Inn of Court
William “Mac” Taylor, Inn of Court
Member; 2004 – 2016
Derek Rollins’ principal area of practice is business litigation, where he routinely represents franchised and independent automobile dealerships, banks and lending institutions, and business owners and individuals.
Derek has a diverse automotive industry practice that includes counsel and representation of automobile dealerships in complex and high stakes litigation matters involving franchise disputes, lender liability, real estate disputes, floorplan disputes, consumer finance and deceptive trade practices claims, employment and minimum wage / overtime collective actions, trade secret misappropriation and corporate shareholder and partnership dissolution disputes.
In addition to his work in the automotive industry, Derek routinely represents businesses and individuals in a wide range of commercial disputes in state and federal courts, arbitration forums, and mediations throughout the country; these disputes commonly involve claims for breach of contract, lender liability, deceptive trade practices, business torts, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, negligent misrepresentation, interference, and employment-related matters involving trade secrets, non-compete, and non-solicitation.