Derick J. Rodgers

SHAREHOLDER

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Derick J. Rodgers

Derick J. Rodgers

SHAREHOLDER

Biography

Derrick J. Rodgers is a shareholder at DC&M and experienced trial member who practices in the litigation section of the firm. He has authored, co-authored, and spoken at several events such as “Preparing the Company Employees to Testify,” In-House Counsel Summit San Antonio, “Technology at Trial,” San Antonio Bar Association, and “Special Problems in Damages,” Ultimate Trial Notebook.

Rodgers specializes in alternative dispute resolution, creditor rights litigation, business dispute resolution, contract litigation, commercial litigation, debt collection, environmental litigation, intellectual property litigation, landlord-tenant litigation, product liability defense, and real estate litigation.

He earned his bachelor’s degree at Trinity University and Juris Doctor at St. Mary’s University.

Practice Areas

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution: Arbitration/Mediation
  • Bankruptcy: Creditor Rights litigation
  • Business dispute resolution
  • Contract litigation
  • Commercial litigation
  • Debt collection
  • Environmental litigation
  • Intellectual property litigation
  • Landlord-Tenant litigation
  • Product liability defense
  • Real Estate litigation

Education

  • St. Mary’s University School of Law, J.D. 1997
  • Trinity University, B.A. Political Science 1992
  • Fraternity: Phi Delta Phi
  • Admitted to practice: Texas, 1997

Jurisdictions

  • State Courts in Texas
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Western District of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Industries

  • Automotive
  • Banking/Financial Institutions
  • Biomedical
  • Entertainment
  • Manufacturing
  • Publishing
  • Real Estate
  • Small Business
  • Telecommunications

Publications and Speaking Engagements

  • “Preparing the Company Employees to Testify,” In-House Counsel Summit San Antonio, August, 2014
  • “Corporate Representatives and First Impressions,” Luncheon Speaker Association of Corporate Counsel South/Central Texas Chapter, 2010
  • “Technology in the Bexar County Courtroom,” Bexar County Courthouse, 2005
  • “Damages in a Commercial Context,” 26th Annual Advanced Civil Trial Course – Austin, 2003 (Co-Presenter)
  • “Risks and Advantages of the US Litigation System,” La Asociacion Nacional de Abogados de Empresa, 2002 (Co-author/Presenter)
  • “Technology at Trial,” San Antonio Bar Association, November 2001
  • “Special Problems in Damages,” Ultimate Trial Notebook, 2000 (Co-author)
  • “Power of Technology to Tell the Story, Wal-Mart Revisited,” Advanced Civil Trial Course South Texas College of Law, 2000 (Co-author/Presenter)
  • Mr. Rodgers has also served as an occasional guest lecturer to the Entrepreneurial Program classes at Trinity University (2014-2015)

Affiliations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit
  • Defense Research Institute
  • San Antonio Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
  • William S. Sessions American Inns of Court Barrister (2007-Present)

Community Involvement

  • Trinity University Alumni Association San Antonio Chapter Director (2011-Present)
  • Trinity University Alumni Association San Antonio Chapter Secretary (2015)
  • Trinity University Alumni Association San Antonio Chapter Vice-President (2015-Present)
  • Trinity University Alumni Association San Antonio Chapter Career Network Chairperson (2013-Present)
  • Mr. Rodgers and his wife are also proud sponsors and supporters of groups dedicated to the San Antonio artist community, including the Artist Foundation, AtticRep, and the Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum