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Derek F. Meek

PH: (205) 458-5471
Fax: (205) 244-5679
Email: Derek
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PH: (205) 244-5043
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PH: (205) 458-5434

Derek is a partner in the Birmingham and Montgomery offices focusing on bankruptcy and commercial litigation matters.  Derek has been recognized in Chambers for several years and regularly represents Debtors, Creditors, Committees, Asset Purchasers and other clients in matters related to bankruptcy, both in and out of Court.

Derek's creditor practice focuses on secured creditors, including banks, funds, factoring companies and even individuals.  Derek's creditor practice also involves the regular representation of unsecured creditor committees and individual and corporate unsecured creditors.  Derek has also represented debtors in and out of court from the very large, multi-state corporations to individuals with specialized circumstances. 

Derek's typical clients are anything but typical, including everything from equity owners, franchisors, and hoc committees, Section 363 buyers, and a variety of other "players" in the bankruptcy, workout and restructuring space.


What is your favorite thing about the law?
The ability to solve and meet new sets of problems every day.

What community projects are you involved in?
President of the Vestavia Hills Chamber of Commerce, active in my church.

What was your first job?
I worked at a putt-putt course.

What are your hobbies?
Restoring 1960’s muscle cars (1963-1969). I am trying something new and am currently restoring a 1979 International Scout.

What advice would you give to a young student in law school?
Study hard. Remember what you did and who you were before law school.

How do you define a “good day"?
Arriving at work to find the perfectly brewed cup of coffee and learning my clients have either collected 100% or paid 0% as a result of my efforts. Lunch with my colleagues or clients and home in time for dinner.

How do you spend your weekend?
I also teach 4th grade Sunday school at my church, which is often like negotiating a DIP Loan, cramming down a plan of reorganization, rendering a debt non-dischargable, and buying/selling distressed assets all at the same time.

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  • "...An effective lawyer, a good and smart guy…"

    -Chambers 2012

  • “I have a lot of respect for him. He runs cases efficiently and manages matters well. He takes a very practical approach and is easy to work with. He has distinguished himself…"

    -Chambers 2012

  • “A strong lawyer…"

    -Chambers 2012