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AREAS OF PRACTICE 

  • Banking¬†
  • Tax, Trusts, Estate Planning and Probate
  • General Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Oil and Gas
  • Litigation
  • State and Local Taxation

Derek was born in Evanston, Wyoming on April 18, 1987. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and a certificate in Criminology and Corrections from the University of Utah in 2010. After working for several years, Derek and his family moved South to Baton Rouge where he earned his Juris Doctor in 2018 from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University. While at LSU, Derek was a Class Representative and the Executive Secretary of the Student Bar Association (SBA), and was also a LexisNexis Student Representative. He earned CALI Awards (an award granted to the student with the highest grade in the respective class) in both Antitrust and Accounting for Lawyers.

Derek is married to Andrea Busto Hoffman and together they have two children: Parker and Kaleb. In his spare time, Derek enjoys spending time with his friends and family, golf, skiing, and cheering for the LSU Tigers, New Orleans Saints, Utah Utes, and Utah Jazz.

BAR Admissions:

  • Louisiana (2018)
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana (2018)

Professional Associations:

  • American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Louisiana Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Southwest Louisiana Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
    • Board (2019)
    • President-Elect (2020)
  • SWLA Title Examiners Roundtable
    • Co-Chair (2020)
  • Literacy Council of Southwest Louisiana
    • Board (2019)
    • Treasurer (2020)
    • Secretary (2021)
  • Fusion Five


Office Location

  • Lake Charles Office

    Address

    One Lakeside Plaza
    4th Floor
    Lake Charles, Louisiana 70601