International Society of Primerus Law Firms

Detroit, Michigan Attorney
Derek R. Mullins

Phone: 248.723.5500


Languages: English

Derek’s practice focuses on litigating complex commercial, real estate, class action, antitrust, and administrative law matters in state and federal courts.  He also counsels companies on state and federal procurement issues, including reviewing, negotiating, and drafting contracts and agreements.  Derek also has experience assisting companies with internal investigations and in responding to civil and criminal inquires by federal and state agencies.


  • Columbia Law School, 2010
  • Brown University, B.A. in Political Science, 2006

Professional Experience:

  • Joined Demorest Law Firm, PLLC in October 2019
  • Honigman LLP, Detroit, MI September 2016 – August 2019
  • Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP, Washington, DC  September 2014 – August 2016
  • Crowell & Moring LLP, Washington, DC January 2011 – August 2014

Bar Admissions:

  • All Michigan, District of Columbia, and Georgia Courts
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims


  • American Bar Association—Section of Public Contract Law: State and Local Procurement Division, Co-Chair
  • The Columbia Journal of European Law, Managing Editor


  • Recent Developments in Toxic Torts and Environmental Law, Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law, Fall 2011, with co-authors


  • “Introduction to Intellectual Property Issues in Government Contracts,” ABA Webinar (January 27, 2016); “Government IP – The Rules Keep A Changing,”
  • OOPS 2014, Crowell & Moring’s 30th Annual Ounce of Prevention Seminar, Washington, D.C. (May 13-14, 2014)
  • “Bid Protests: Trends and Developments,” OOPS 2013, Crowell & Moring’s 29th Annual Ounce of Prevention Seminar, Washington, D.C. (May 15-16, 2013)
  • “Intellectual Property Rights in Government Contracting: A Review of the Key Regulations Affecting DOD and Civilian-Agency Procurements and Significant Recent Developments,” Presentation to National Contract Management Association, Free State Chapter (January 17, 2013)

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Demorest Law Firm, PLLC

Detroit, MI
United States

Law Firm Contact: Mark S. Demorest

Tel: 248.723.5500

Fax: 248.723.5588



Member Since: 2007

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