Derek James

Derek James

Derek James

Personal Injury Attorney

Before joining the Overchuck Law Firm in 2022, Derek James was a partner of a statewide insurance defense firm where he was an accomplished advocate focused primarily on handling workers’ compensation litigation matters representing the interests of Employers, Carriers and Self-Insured Employers across the state of Florida for over twenty years. He established the firm’s presence in South Florida by opening and serving as managing partner of their Miami office beginning in 2013. Derek’s two decades of experience representing Florida industry gives him critical insight into how insurance carrier’s handle your work injury claims.

The purpose and intent of the workers compensation system is to provide for the swift delivery of benefits in exchange for immunity from civil suits which can take years to conclude often leaving you on your own sometimes without an income and without access to desperately needed medical care. Sadly many insurance carriers no longer keep their end of the bargain choosing instead to “delay, deny and defend” your legitimate claims for the benefits you deserve. These benefits are a lifeline to you and your family and Derek will work aggressively to hold insurance carriers accountable whenever they wrongfully deny your claims.

EDUCATION
University of West Florida (B.A., Political Science, 1995)
Samford University, Cumberland School of Law (J.D., 2000)

AREAS OF PRACTICE
Worker’s Compensation Litigation
Personal Injury Litigation
Appellate Practice

BAR ADMISSIONS
Florida Bar (admitted 2000)

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
Workers’ Compensation Section of the Florida Bar
Trial Lawyer Section of the Florida Bar
Florida Justice Association
Orange County Bar Association

PRIOR SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
Florida Department of Financial Services Licensed CEU Instructor
COVID and Compensability

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Any type of personal injury does more than cause an injury. It can change your life. Not just your life but the lives of your family members. We are here to help.

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