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Derek W. Anderson


Derek W. Anderson has represented numerous individual and corporate clients over a broad spectrum of matters in civil litigation. He has developed concentration areas in breach of contract actions, uniform commercial code cases, insurance coverage disputes (including duty to defend and bad faith actions), misappropriations of trade secret actions, and numerous business tort actions. In addition, Mr. Anderson has defended legal malpractice claims against attorneys from other law firms and represented attorneys from other law firms in grievance actions.

Experience and highlights
  • Successfully secured judgment against manufacturing company for claims arising under the Uniform Commercial Code
  • Successfully defended corporation against claim of securities fraud arising in sale of business. Secured sanctions against plaintiff for filing frivolous lawsuit
  • Prosecuted and defended international cases in the London Court of International Arbitration and the International Center for Dispute Resolution
  • Successfully defended lawyers in disciplinary proceedings with State Bar of Texas
  • Successfully defended lawyers in legal malpractice actions
  • Successfully defended insurance policy holders in insurance coverage disputes
Affiliations and honors


  • Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow


  • Top Attorney, 360 West magazine, 2017-2018, 2020-2021
    • Insurance Law
  • Top Attorney, 360 West magazine, 2019
    • Professional Malpractice Non Medical Defense
  • Top Attorney, Fort Worth, Texas magazine, 2015-2016, 2018
    • Civil Law | Litigation
  • Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star, Thomson Reuters, 2007-2009
  • Texas Tech University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1999
    • Casenote Editor, Texas Tech Law Review, 1997-1999
  • University of Miami, B.B.A., cum laude, 1996
  • State Bar of Texas, 1999
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
Kelly Hart served as lead counsel for the mineral owners in the landmark Texas case concerning government condemnation of mineral interests. City of Houston v. Maguire Oil Company, et al., 342 S.W.3d 726 (Tex. App—Houston [14th Dist.] 2011 pet. denied)