Derrick L. Walker

Derrick L. Walker

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Richmond, VA

Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen, P.C.
 | 1809 Staples Mill Road, Richmond, VA 23230
Phone: 804-353-1200
Fax: 804-257-7599
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2019
Selected To Rising Stars: 2007 - 2012
Licensed Since: 2001
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (30%)
Attorney Profile

Derrick Walker is an accomplished and experienced trial attorney in the Richmond, Virginia office of Allen & Allen. He has a solid track record in a wide array of personal injury matters including multi-million dollar awards in cases involving wrongful death, tractor trailer accidents, traumatic brain injury, and medical malpractice.

Since 2000, Derrick has represented clients in a diverse range of federal and state court cases consistently winning favorable outcomes for his clients at the negotiation table and in the courtroom. Highlights of his achievements include a $4.5 million award in a tractor trailer collision case, a $1.6 million award in a medical malpractice case involving the failure to diagnose renal cell carcinoma, and a $900,000 recovery in a wrongful death case involving a 15-passenger van rollover crash.

Derrick’s analytical approach makes him successful at grasping and tackling the complex medical and legal issues that his cases routinely involve. His approachable and confident nature aids him in effectively presenting complex concepts to judges and juries in order to help them understand what his clients have experienced. Derrick has an “AV” rating (the highest available) from the Martindale Hubbell attorney listing service and was selected as one of the Top 5% of Virginia attorneys by Virginia Super Lawyers in the area of Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Practice.

Dedicated to providing a platform for civil justice and preserving the right to trial by jury motivates Derrick to give back to his legal community. He is actively involved in the Board of Governors for the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice. Derrick is a frequent speaker on ethics and trial techniques. He attended the College of William & Mary graduating with a B.A. in Government and received his J.D. from the T. C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond where he was the recipient of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers Student Advocate Award.


About Derrick Walker

Admitted: 2001, Virginia

Professional Webpage:


  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Membership Committee (2006-2007)
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2017-Present
  • Boyd Graves Conference Association of Advocates for Justice Virginia Minority Caucus Delegate (2007)
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Diversity Committee Chairman (2007) 
  • CALI Award for excellence in the study of Evidence 
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Board of Governors (2007)
  • The International Academy of Trial Lawyers Student Advocate Award Regional semifinalist in National Trial Lawyers Association Trial Competition

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • American Bar Association, Member Virginia Bar Association, Member Richmond Bar Association, Member Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Member Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar Association, Member

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Board of Directors, Virginia Poverty Law Center (2015)

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • HHC Associates v. Assurance Company of America, 256 F. Supp. 2d 505 (2003)
  • 7-Eleven, Inc. v. Dept. of Environmental Quality, 42 VA. App. 65, 590 S.E. 2d 84 (2003)
  • John Doe v. Russell Terry, 273 Va. 3, 639 S.E.2d 197 (2007)
  • "Jury Trials 101," Virginia Poverty Law Center, 2008 Annual Statewide Legal Aid Conference, November 6, 2008
  • "The Real Low Down on High/Lows, Mary Carter Agreements, and Other Skullduggery," VTLA Annual Convention, March 13, 2009

Representative Clients:

  • Mary from Richmond Area - I interviewed Derrick Walker and two other attorneys in the Richmond area after my head on car collision by a drunk driver in November 2016. I selected Derrick on his merits and not on the law firm’s reputation and name that I had seen on television and heard on the radio. Derrick was very genuine, professional, and poised. He assured me (and my husband) that he would work diligently to get me the compensation I deserved as this was a life altering event. Both Derrick and his legal assistant regularly checked on me while I recovered from my injuries and handled all facets of my case with integrity, transparency, and with care. Derrick has been a blessing to me and my family. My case was resolved a year later and I feel like a winner. I learned a lot in the process and feel confident that I received the maximum compensation by law in my case. Additionally, I am forever grateful for Derrick and Allen & Allen for making me feel a part of the Allen family. I am an Allen for life. Hopefully, I will never need Derrick’s legal services again, but if I do I know I can count on him providing the same if not better service and case outcome. Thank you Derrick (and everyone involved at Allen & Allen) for treating my case like it was the only one to fight.
  • Jacqueline from Hampton, VA - Derrick Walker & the legal team of Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen have truly been a blessing to me. On September 21st 2017, I had a bad car accident. I didn’t know what to do since car accidents weren’t something I have had a lot of experience with. I was taken to the hospital by ambulance, I had to take physical therapy and my car was totaled. I really needed help from people who knew what to do in this situation. I called a friend and they highly recommended Mr. Derrick Walker. Throughout the whole ordeal, Mr. Walker and his team were right there to guide me through every step. Any question I asked was answered, any calls I made were returned and my emails were returned in a timely manner. It has been a long process, but with the support I received from Mr. Derrick Walker and his team of legal assistants the process moved along smoothly. Thank you Mr. Derrick Walker and your legal team. You all ROCK!!!! I would highly recommend your firm to others and if I ever need any legal assistance in the future you would be the law firm for me.
  • Tradene from Newport News - After my accident, I pondered what I should do. I remembered seeing my friend on a TV commercial, so after talking it over with my husband we decided to contact him. Even though we had lost touch over the years, attorney Derrick Walker and I had grown up like family, so I knew I could trust him. My experience with Allen & Allen was no different – I was treated as part of the team, and I felt like family. Derrick reassured me that he and his team would lead me through the process. I felt like he was truly working for me. I don’t like to waste my money – I go where there is great customer service, and Derrick and his assistant gave me great customer service. I never felt alone during my case.  At the time of my accident, I was living in Newport News. Derrick said he would come see me there so that I wouldn’t have to drive to Richmond. Both Derrick and his team made the distance easy. My team kept me notified on the active status of my case and gave me the pros and cons in order to have a clear and concise understanding of how the case was progressing. The little things, such as emails and phone calls just to ask how I was doing, reassured me along the way.  The accident may have changed my life but my experience with Derrick Walker and his team made it much more bearable.  I would recommend Allen, Allen, Allen and Allen, attorney Derrick Walker and his team to anyone in need of great representation.

Educational Background:

  • B.A. in Government, College of William and Mary, 1994

Industry Groups

  • Legal
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Office Location for Derrick L. Walker

1809 Staples Mill Road
Richmond, VA 23230

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Last Updated: 7/31/2019

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