Derek P. Adler

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Charlotte, North Carolina

DeVore, Acton & Stafford, P.A.
Derek P. Adler
DeVore, Acton & Stafford, P.A.

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, General Litigation, Construction Litigation; view more

Licensed in North Carolina since: 2009

Education: University of North Carolina School of Law

Selected to Rising Stars: 2018 - 2024

DeVore, Acton & Stafford, P.A.

438 Queens Road
Charlotte, NC 28207 Visit website


Derek P. Adler is an attorney with the law firm of DeVore, Acton & Stafford, P.A., located in Charlotte, North Carolina. Serving clients throughout the Charlotte metro region and across Mecklenburg County and the surrounding areas, Mr. Adler focuses his practice primarily on catastrophic personal injury claims, wrongful death cases, contract disputes, bad faith insurance claims, construction issues and property disputes. He also represents clients charged with traffic violations and other minor offenses as well as those seeking to have their criminal records expunged.

A highly rated attorney known for his dedication to his clients' needs and astute legal acumen, Mr. Adler has helped secure substantial, multimillion-dollar settlements and awards on behalf of personal injury victims and victims of insurance bad faith. In addition, he has led a successful appeals practice, where he has obtained reversals on court rulings that initially denied innocent personal injury victims their rightful compensation.

In 2006, Mr. Adler graduated magna cum laude from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Arts in political science, and he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He then returned to his alma mater and obtained his Juris Doctor from The University of North Carolina School of Law in 2009.

That same year, the North Carolina State Bar admitted him to practice, and he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Fully committed to his practice, Mr. Adler once served as president for The Chief Justice William H. Bobbitt American Inn of Court. He is also a member of the Mecklenburg County Bar and the American Bar Association in addition to his involvement with the North Carolina State Bar.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, General Litigation, Construction Litigation: Business

Focus areas

Construction Defects, Dram Shop Laws, Litigation, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death

  • 50% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 30% General Litigation
  • 20% Construction Litigation: Business

First Admitted: 2009, North Carolina

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Bar/Professional Activity:
  • North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, 2019
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2013
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association
  • Past President and Current Member – Bobbitt Inn of Court
  • U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • American Bar Association
Educational Background:
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, B.A., Honors: magna cum laude, Honors: Phi Beta Kappa, Major: Political Science, 2006
  • , Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2021
  • , Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2020
  • , Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2019
  • , Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2018

Office location for Derek P. Adler

438 Queens Road
Charlotte, NC 28207

Phone: 704-377-5242


7 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2018 - 2024

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