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 his hometown of Iva. After completing Crescent High School, Derek graduated from Toccoa Falls College (B.A. History) where he was a starting pitcher and outfielder for the baseball team and 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 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 worked in general practice, gaining diverse experience in Family Law, Personal Injury Law, and Criminal Law. After coming to work in our Charleston office, he then moved back to the upstate to practice in our Anderson, SC office in order to serve the community in which he grew up. Derek is passionate about the area of Personal Injury Law because it gives him the chance to be an advocate for those in critical times of need. Derek enjoys playing golf, hiking the nearby mountain trails, traveling, Clemson football, and partaking of the local southern cuisine.
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