Derrick A. Pearce

Derrick A. Pearce

Kansas City, Missouri

Derrick joined the firm in the spring of 2018 and represents clients in matters involving business and commercial litigation and consumer protection class actions, as well as select catastrophic injury cases.

He brings over two decades of intense litigation experience spanning a wide spectrum of disputes, including catastrophic injury, insurance coverage litigation, professional liability and consumer protection.  Although over Derrick's career he has represented clients from across the country, he is privileged to have called Kansas City his home base for the last 24 years.

Derrick enjoys fishing and spending time with his two sons - preferably doing both at the same time.

Areas of Practice

  • Class Actions
  • Consumer Protection
  • Complex and Commercial Litigation
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Business Torts

Bar Admissions

  • Kansas, 1994
  • Missouri, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court District of Kansas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit


  • University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, Kansas City, Missouri
    • Juris Doctorate - 1994
    • Honors: Teaching Assistant, Research and Writing
    • Honors: ABA National Trial Competition Award
    • Law Review: University of Missouri-Kansas City School Law Review
  • University of Missouri-Columbia
    • B.A. - 1991
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Honors: Officer, Beta Theta Pi Social Fraternity
    • Major: History

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Missouri Bar
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Johnson County Bar Association