Michael Gregory Derrick
Mike has represented parties in a variety of matters including product liability, medical malpractice, construction disputes, transportation, employment, intellectual property, non-medical professional liability, Directors & Officers liability, premises liability, intentional torts, and contractual relations. A significant portion of his practice has been the counsel and representation of policyholders as well as a select number of insurance carriers, underwriters and intermediaries in areas involving insurance coverage and extracontractual liability. He has insurance industry experience in claims, production, underwriting, and loss control, and previously worked in-house for a major property and casualty insurer as well as for local, regional, and international brokers. Mike has had extensive involvement in both the domestic U.S. and overseas London markets, implementing and managing a multitude of insurance and risk management programs with a particular emphasis in product and professional liability and coverage. In 1987, Mike was conferred the Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (“CPCU”) professional designation by the American Institute for Property and Liability Underwriters in Malvern, Pennsylvania. Before joining Shuttleworth Williams, he was Vice President and Counsel, at Willis Corroon Nashville.
Mike is licensed to practice law in Tennessee as well as admitted to the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and the Eleventh Circuit; the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Tennessee; the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas; and, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. He has also been admitted pro hac vice in litigated disputes in over 20 states.
Mike’s memberships and affiliations include the American Bar Association; ABA Law Practice Section; ABA Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section; Excess, Surplus Lines and Reinsurance Committee; Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee; the Tennessee Bar Association; the Memphis Bar Association; Tennessee Association for Justice; and The Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters (CPCU) Society.
Mike is an elected Fellow in The American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel; an elected Fellow in the Memphis Bar Foundation.; and he has a Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating.