“Know something about something. Don’t just present your wonderful self to the world. Constantly amass knowledge and offer it around.”

–Richard Holbrooke

The Law Office of M. Brooks Derrick, LLC serves businesses, families, and individuals like you in Simpsonville, South Carolina and the surrounding area. We provide strategic litigation services focused on our clients' needs and objectives. We are committed to building long-term relationships with our clients based on trust and respect, tailoring our legal services to your diverse needs. We pride ourselves on handling legal issues with creativity, sensitivity, intelligence, and foresight.

Pam Derrick
Receptionist

 

Andrea Derrick
Paralegal Assistant

 

 

Education

  • Gardner-Webb University, B.S. (Chemistry), 1999
  • Clemson University, M.S. (Biomedical Engineering), 2002
  • Charleston School of Law, J.D., 2007

Bar & Court Admissions

  • South Carolina
  • U.S. District Court, South Carolina
  • 4th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Charleston County Bar Association
  • Greenville County Bar Association

Certifications

  • South Carolina Circuit Court Mediator

Organizations

  • South Carolina Association for Justice
  • American Association for Justice
  • American Bar Association
  • Push Up & Up Organization

Brooks Derrick

Experience & Background

Brooks is a Greenville, South Carolina native who graduated from Mauldin High School, and his family has deep roots in the Simpsonville area. Following high school, he attended Gardner-Webb University, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. At Gardner-Webb Brooks earned a soccer scholarship, started all four years, and had the privilege of being a team captain.

Brooks went on to attend Clemson University, where he received a Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering. During his time in Clemson, South Carolina, Brooks coached youth soccer teams and participated as an instructor for the University’s Men’s and Women’s summer soccer camps.

Brooks later moved to Charleston, South Carolina where he worked in the Microbiology and Immunology Department at the Medical University of South Carolina. As part of the research team there, Brooks was published three times in peer reviewed scholarly journals.

Encounters with intellectual property and patent disputes in the medical research field piqued Brooks’ interest in the law. His desire to learn more drew Brooks to the Charleston School of Law.

Brooks graduated magna cum laude from the inaugural class of Charleston School of Law, where he was a Legal Research and Writing Teaching Fellow, the Associate Justice of External Affairs on the Moot Court Board, a Dean’s Scholar, and both a Senator and Vice President of the Student Bar Association. Upon graduation, Brooks was selected by the school for membership into the exclusive Forensic Club, a special society for graduates based on demonstrated leadership, professionalism, public service, and academic commitment.

Before starting the Law Office of M. Brooks Derrick, Brooks worked at Nexsen Pruet, LLC on the business litigation team where he gained experience representing both corporate defendants and plaintiffs.

Activities

In addition to practicing law, Brooks enjoys spending time with his family, friends, and two wonderful dogs as well as playing golf and painting.

 

Education

  • West Virginia University, B.S., 2015

Organizations

  • National Association of Legal Assistants

Andrea Derrick

Andrea has been with the Law Office of M. Brooks Derrick since 2015. She graduated from West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Science in Multidisciplinary Studies with a focus on Advertising, Marketing, and Communications. Andrea previously owned her own business in Charleston, SC prior to relocating to Simpsonville, SC. At the core of her business was customer service.  

Having worked extensively focused on customer service, Andrea enjoys and appreciates the value of the small-firm approach and getting to know clients personally. Andrea is also a member of the National Association of Legal Assistants.

Andrea enjoys spending her free time traveling, cooking, and spending time with friends and family.

 

Education

  • Petsmart Puppy School, 2009
  • Dogtrainers Workshop, Beginners Class, 2016

Organizations

  • National Association of Dog Receptionists

Pam Derrick

Pam has been with the Law Office of M. Brooks Derrick since 2009. She graduated from Petsmart Puppy School with a focus on sitting and coming when called. Since her move to Simpsonville, SC, she decided to pursue additional education to focus more on the finer details of being a better dog and receptionist. 

Pam enjoys sleeping in the corner at the office and playing with her brother, Marley, a Pomeranian Chihuahua.