Derric Crowther

Derric Crowther

Founder and Managing Partner
Location:
Atlanta, Georgia
Phone:
404-946-1900
Fax:
404-923-7475
Email:

 

Derric Crowther attended Atlanta Public Schools prior to attending prep school at the Northfield Mount Hermon School in Northfield, MA. As a young boy, Coach Ronald Brown and Ken Johnson drilled in Derric that he "could do all things through Christ." In 1986, Derric entered the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a mentee of the late Judge A. Leon Higginbotham; student of the legendary Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) Leader, Julian Bond; as well as, member of an Ivy League Championship football team. Derric graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1990.

After graduating from Penn, Derric worked in several positions prior to going to law school, but none was as rewarding as his time spent on active duty during Desert Shield/Desert Storm. In 1996, he earned his law degree from the University of Dayton Law School where he was a Dean Scholarship recipient, member of the National Mock Trial Team, member of Moot Court Team, and   president of the Black Law Student's Association. He also completed an externship for United States District Court Judge, The Honorable Walter Herbert Rice. In 2003, Derric was a student at the Trial Lawyer's College and immediately thereafter invited to be a part of the staff where he served for years. In 2007, Derric began teaching as an adjunct law professor at John Marshall Law School. Since 2008, Derric and the firm have been sponsor and host in the Justice Bentham project. Derric's prior affiliations include: Henry Spiegel & Milling, Evert & Weathersby and KPMG.

Mr. Crowther was featured in Georgia's Super Lawyers 2007 Rising Stars Edition.

Areas of Practice

  • Contract Review
  • Medi-Legal Consulting
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home Neglect
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Toxic Tort
  • Wrongful Death

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Georgia
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia

Education

  • University of Dayton School of Law, Dayton, Ohio
    • J.D. - 1996
  • University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • B.A. - 1990
  • Northfield Mount Hermon School, Mount Hermon, Massachusetts - 1986

Classes/Seminars

  • Several Continuing Legal Education (CLE) courses
  • Several Continuing Medical Education (CME) courses
  • Trial Practice, John Marshall Law School, August 30, 2007 - Present
  • Top Ten Things Not to Do if You are Sued, National Medical Association 2007 Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly, August 8, 2007
  • Physicians on the Stand: Mock Deposition, National Medical Association 2007 Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly, August 8, 2007
  • Managing your Medical Practice - The Legal Side, The Physicians Practice Group (SOS) at The Commerce Club in 191 Peachtree Street Building, 2011
  • Jonesboro High School JROTC Department, 2011
  • State of the Health Care, National Medical Association (NMA) (2010 Convention)
  • Tort Reform, National Medical Association (NMA) (2009 Convention)
  • Physicians on the Stand, National Medical Association (NMA) (2008 Convention)
  • University of Georgia School of Law, 2008
  • Mercer Law School, 2008
  • Top Ten Things Not to Do if You are Sued, National Medical Association (NMA) (2007 Convention)

Honors and Awards

  • A.T. Walden Outstanding Lawyer Award from the Gate City Bar Association, 2010
  • Featured in Georgia's Super Lawyers 2007 Rising Stars Edition, 2007
  • Bobby Lee Cook Award at John Marshall Law School, 2007
  • Honored by the Daily Report Newspaper's On The Rise article, 2006
  • Recognized as one of Georgia's top attorneys under the age of forty (40)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Association for Justice (AAJ)
  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • The Commerce Club, Member
  • Gate City Bar Association
  • Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys (GABWA)
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA), Member
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA), Executive Committee (2006 - 2008)
  • Macon Bar Association
  • National Bar Association
  • State Bar of Georgia, Member
  • State Bar of Georgia, Advisor for the Women & Minorities in the Profession Committee (2007 - 2008)
  • The JD Project, Board Member
  • Trial Lawyers College (TLC), Graduate (2003) and Staff Member (2003 - 2007)
  • Atlanta Trial Lawyers Association

Past Employment Positions

  • KPMG Peat-Marwick
  • Evert & Weathersby, LLC
  • Henry, Spiegel, Fried & Milling, LLP
  • United States Army, JAG
  • United States District Court Judge, The Honorable Walter Herbert Rice, Externship