Derrick N. Weber

Top rated creditor debtor rights attorney in Plymouth, Minnesota

Messerli | Kramer
Derrick N. Weber
Messerli | Kramer

Practice Areas: Creditor debtor rights, Bankruptcy, Real estate; view more

Licensed in Minnesota since: 1993

Education: Hamline University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2023

Messerli | Kramer

3033 Campus Drive
Suite 250
Plymouth, MN 55441 Visit website


Derrick N. Weber works out of the Plymouth, Minnesota, office of the Messerli | Kramer law firm, which has other locations in Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minnesota. He assists clients across the region, especially in Minneapolis and the Saint Paul metro with creditor debtor rights, consumer collections and creditors’ remedies. 

Graduating with a B.A. in speech-communication and criminology from the University of Minnesota in 1989, Mr. Weber earned his law degree from the Mitchell Hamline School of Law in 1993. Licensed to practice the same year in Minnesota, his other bar admissions include the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, the U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska and the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin.

Rated AV Preeminent* through Martindale-Hubbell, Mr. Weber is a knowledgeable attorney who possesses vast legal acumen and analytical capabilities in all areas of collection law. He has represented several major banking and financial institutions, helping them gain maximum and cost-effective recoveries. A dedicated and zealous advocate for his clients, he is well experienced in Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) defense, bankruptcy issues, real estate-related collections and regulatory matters. 

Active in the legal community, Mr. Weber maintains professional memberships in the following associations: 

  • Federal Bar Association – Minnesota Chapter
  • Minnesota State Bar Association – Consumer Litigation Section
  • Association of Credit and Collection Professionals
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Receivables Management Association International
  • Minnesota Creditors Rights Association
  • National Association of Retail Collection Attorneys – State Creditors Bar Associations Committee

Mr. Weber has co-authored several pieces on debtor-creditor issues for Minnesota CLE and the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota. He has also shared his legal knowledge via several national and international conferences on various topics related to debt collection practices. 

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Creditor debtor rights: business, Bankruptcy: business, Real estate: business

Focus areas

Collections, Bankruptcy law, Landlord/tenant

  • 80% Creditor debtor rights: business
  • 10% Bankruptcy: business
  • 10% Real estate: business

First Admitted: 1993, Minnesota

Professional Webpage:

  • Discover Bank vs. William J. Kaufmann, No. A18-0671 (Minn. Ct. App. 2018); Midland Funding, LLC v. Aamaal Osman, No. A17-0549 (Minn. Ct. App. 2018); Midland Funding, LLC v. David Coyne, No. A17-0607 (Minn. Ct. App. 2017); Discover Bank vs. Marline Blake, No. A13-0234 (Minn. Ct. App. 2017); Capital One Bank (USA) N.A vs. Monica Jones, No. A12-0813 (Minn. Ct. App. 2013); TEM Capital, LLC, Respondent (A13-0158), Livingston Financial, LLC, as successor in interest to Chase Bank USA, N. A., Respondent (A13-0215), vs. Rodney E. Leonard, Appellant (Minn. Ct. App. 2013); RAB Performance Recoveries, LLC v. Cora Culbert, 2012 WL 4052810 (Minn. Ct. App. 2012) Lind v. Midland Credit Management et al., No. 11-3128 (8th Cir. 2012) Hemmingsen v. Messerli & Kramer, P.A., 674 F.3d 814 (8th Cir. 2012) Midland Credit Mgmt. v. Chatman, 796 N.W.2d 534 (Minn. Ct. App. 2011) Savig v. First Nat'l Bank of Omaha, 781 N.W.2d 335 (Minn. 2010); Savig v. First National Bank of Omaha, No. 09-CV-0132 (D. Minn. March 11, 2011); Savig v. First National Bank of Omaha, No. 11-1811 (8th Cir. May 3, 2011) Capital One Small Business, vs. James T. Johnson, et al., No. A07-2373 (Minn. Ct. App. 2008) Nutter v. Messerli & Kramer, P.A., 500 F.Supp.2d 1219 (D. Minn. 2007) Cheng v. Messerli & Kramer, P.A., Civ. No. 06-3454 (D. Minn. May 30, 2007) Ford Motor Credit Company v. Lazaryan, No. A05-802 (Minn. Ct. App. 2006) Fraenkel v. Messerli & Kramer, P.A., 2004 WL 1765309, 2004 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 15196 (D. Minn. July 29, 2004) Chrysler Financial Company, L.L.C. v. Roepke, No. A03-886 (Minn. Ct. App. 2004) Dr. Gerald Smieja vs. Mary Malberg, No. C4-97-902 (Minn. Ct. App. 1997)
  • Heroux v. Callidus Portfolio Management, Inc., No. 17-cv-5132 (DSD/HB) (D. Minn. 2018)
  • Olson v. Messerli & Kramer P.A., 17-cv-4423 (JNE/SER), 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 23147 (D. Minn. 2018)
  • Midland Funding LLC, et. al., v Joy Ford, A19-1887, (Minn. Ct. App. Apr. 20, 2020) (review denied)
  • Kevin Pone v Capital One Bank USA, N.A. et. al., No 19-cv-2149 (Dist. Minn. Sept. 29, 2020)
  • Daniel Kasten v LVNV Funding LLC et. al., 19-cv-428 (E.D. Wisc. Mar. 23, 2021)
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Author, “How to Litigate the Civil Case” – Chapter 20, Judgment Collection, Minnesota State District Court, 2010-2019
  • Presenter, “Credit Card Cases: Proof of Claims, Defenses, Documentation, Hearsay and Default Judgments” – Minnesota Judicial Branch Fourth Judicial District Spring Bench Retreat, Walking in their Shoes, 2011
  • Presenter, “Debtor’s Jail, Zombie Debt, and Robo-signing: Fact or Fiction, Squeezing Some Money Out of Your Judgment: That Old Judgment or Claim May Have Value” – Tips on How to Collect, Hennepin County Bar Association Debtor and Creditor Section, 2012
  • Presenter, “Collections in the News” – Collection Law Summit: Current Events & Trends, Cases & Commentary, Hennepin County Bar Association Debtor and Creditor Section, 2012
  • Presenter, “Current Developments and Emerging Trends in Collections” – Debtor and Creditor Conference, Minnesota CLE, 2012
  • Presenter, “Judgment Collection” – Hamline University School of Law, 2015
  • Presenter, “Understanding Convenience Fees and Regulation E” – 19th Annual DBA International Conference, 2016
  • Presenter, “Professional Aspirations – Change Your Ethical Focus” – Hennepin County Bar Association Debtor and Creditor Section, 2017
  • Presenter, “Litigation Boot Camp” – National Creditors Bar Association Spring Conference, 2019
  • Author, “Debtor-Creditor Symposium Hot Issues in Debtor-Creditor Practice” – Minnesota CLE, 2010
  • Author, “Discovery of Assets” – Chapter Seven, Debtor-Creditor Handbook, Minnesota CLE, 2014
  • Super Lawyer, Minnesota Super Lawyers®, 2014-2022
  • Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America, 1982
  • Young Achiever Award, WCCO Radio, 1985
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent® For Ethical Standards and Legal Ability
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Coaching Youth Sports
White Papers:
  • Author, “How to Litigate the Civil Case” – Chapter 20, Judgment Collection, Minnesota State District Court, 2010-2019 Author, “Discovery of Assets” – Chapter Seven, Debtor-Creditor Handbook, Minnesota CLE, 2014 Author, “Debtor-Creditor Symposium Hot Issues in Debtor-Creditor Practice” – Minnesota CLE, 2010
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Eagle Scout, 1982, WCCO Young Achiever 1985, U of MN President's Student Leadership and Service Award 1989
Representative Clients:
  • Major Banking and Financial Institutions
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Minnesota
  • National Association of Retail Collection Attorneys, State Creditors Bar Association Committee, Member
  • Minnesota Creditors’ Rights Association, Member, Director
  • Debt Buyers Association, Member
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, Bench & Bar, Co-Chair; Creditor-Debtor Section, Officer
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Consumer Litigation, Member
  • Federal Bar Association, Minnesota Chapter, Member
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
Educational Background:
  • University of Minnesota, B.A.  , 1989
Industry Groups:
  • Hennepin County Bar Association (Debtor/Creditor) (Bench and Bar) (Board of Directors)
  • National Association Of Retail Collection Attorneys
  • Real Property Law Section; District IV Ethics Committee 1998-2004;

Office location for Derrick N. Weber

3033 Campus Drive
Suite 250
Plymouth, MN 55441

Phone: 763-548-7900


10 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2023

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