Derek E. Brown was born in Anderson and raised in Iva, South Carolina. He is the son of Duane and Susan Brown who own and operate a cattle and poultry farm in their hometown of Iva. After completing Crescent High School, Derek graduated from Toccoa Falls College with a bachelor’s degree in History. He was a starting pitcher and outfielder for the baseball team and he also interned for Congressman Paul Broun’s district office in Toccoa, Georgia. Derek went on to complete his legal education at Appalachian School of Law, (Juris Doctor) where he was elected Vice President of the Student Bar Association and he served as the law school representative to the American Bar Association. During law school, Derek interned for the Solicitor’s office in Anderson and Greenwood Counties.
Derek moved to Charleston in 2015 and has worked in general practice, gaining diverse experience in Family Law, Personal Injury Law, and Criminal Law before coming to our Charleston office full-time as a Personal Injury Attorney. Derek is passionate about the area of Personal Injury Law as it gives him the chance to be an advocate for those in critical times of need. Derek lives in the West Ashley area of Charleston and enjoys playing golf, traveling, Clemson football, and local southern cuisine.