Derek G. Medina, attorney at law, received his law degree (Juris Doctorate) from the University of Colorado School of Law in 2000 and his undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado with a double major in Political Science and International Affairs (with distinction), Phi Beta Kappa.
He opened his own law practice in 2002. He focuses on family law and landlord-tenant law.
He is the Secretary for the Clallam County Bar (2018) and former President of the Clallam County Bar Association (2013) and a member of the Washington State Bar Association, the Clallam County Bar Association, the King County Bar Association and a member of the King County Bar Association family law section. Derek has been a member of the American Bar Association and a member of the family law section.
He is active in his community and is on the Board of Directors for Clallam-Jefferson County Pro Bono Lawyers. A former Board Member with Port Angeles Food Bank and Peninsula Dispute Resolution Center. He has participated in the University of Colorado Legal Aid and Defender Program as well as the King County Bar Association Neighborhood Legal Clinic (East Side). He has participated in the Washington State Bar Association’s Law Day working with young students.
Derek was born in Trinidad, Colorado and moved to Washington state for the first time in 1983. He fell in love with the area and its people. After moving back to Colorado during his high school and college years, he moved to Bellevue Washington and practiced in Seattle for about a decade. H currently has taken up residence in Port Angeles, where he attended elementary school.
In his free time, he can often be found playing acoustic guitar, bass guitar, banjo and singing.