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Derek S. Chaiken

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Insurance Coverage Attorney in Los Angeles, CA

Merlin Law Group
2049 Century Park East, Suite 650
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Phone: 818-945-9800
Fax: 818-945-9801
Selected to Rising Stars: 2019 - 2021
Licensed in California Since: 2008
Practice Areas: Insurance Coverage
Attorney Profile

Derek S. Chaiken is a trial attorney at Merlin Law Group’s Los Angeles offices, who tirelessly advocates for justice on behalf of his clients.  He has dedicated his practice to representing policyholders when their claims are unlawfully denied or underpaid. Derek attended the University of Michigan and University of Detroit-Mercy School of Law.  In law school, he served as a clerk for the Honorable Bernard A. Friedman in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

About Derek S. Chaiken

First Admitted: 2008, California

Professional Webpage:


  • Rising Star for Southern California for 2019 in Insurance Coverage, Rising Star for Southern California, Super Lawyer, 2019


  • Various settlements totaling millions of dollars with many different insurance carriers for first party property claims on behalf of business and homeowners, 2019
  • Settlement with product manufacturer $4.5 million, 2018
  • Insurance Bad Faith Settlement with Mercury involving minors. Contractual dispute $40,000, but carrier paid $420,000 to resolve bad faith claims., 2018

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

Industry Groups

  • Insurance
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Office Location for Derek S. Chaiken

2049 Century Park East
Suite 650
Los Angeles, CA 90067

Last Updated: 1/8/2021

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