Derek began his career as a lawyer in 2003 with a small group of experienced lawyers. It was there Derek sharpened his skills as a litigator and counselor. Born in Chicago, Illinois, and well traveled, Derek has called New Orleans home for two decades. He has represented clients before many state courts, as well as those in Louisiana's federal courts and beyond. Derek became a member of the Louisiana Bar in 2003. He is also admitted to practice before the United States District Court in the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana and the U.S. Fifth and Seventh Circuit Courts of Appeal. Derek earned a Bachelor's degree from the University of Florida in 1996. He continued his academic pursuits and earned a Law degree from the University of Virginia in 2003, where he served as a Senior Editorial Board Member for the Journal of Social Policy and the Law.
Derek is active in a number of professional organizations including the Louisiana State and American Bar Associations, and the New Orleans Bar Association. He is also a Young Fellow of the New Orleans Museum of Art and a member of the New Orleans Citizens Diplomacy Counsel. Derek treats every client with respect and integrity.
Taylor was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. Following studying abroad and travelling the globe, Taylor returned home to begin her career because there was no place quite like New Orleans. Taylor became a member of the Louisiana Bar in 2020. She is also admitted to practice before the United States District Court in the Eastern and Western District of Louisiana, and the United States Fifth Circuit Courts of Appeals. Prior to entering the Louisiana Bar, Taylor earned a Bachelor's degree from Louisiana State University in 2017. Following her bachelor's degree she decided to move home to continue her academic pursuits. Taylor earned a Law degree from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, cum laude, in 2020. During her time at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, Taylor was an active member of both the Trial Advocacy Program and the Loyola Maritime Law Journal. Taylor also received the Clem H. and Norris Tricon Sehrt Scholarship and earned two Law Excellence Awards for her academic achievements.
Taylor is currently a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, the New Orleans Bar Association, and the New Orleans Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.