Derek Linford focuses his practice on civil litigation, with an emphasis in medical malpractice defense. He has experience representing clients through litigation, including from pre-litigation negotiations through trial preparation.
Prior to joining Messner Reeves, Mr. Linford was an associate with a local firm practicing in healthcare and medical malpractice defense. During law school, he served as a law clerk with the Arizona Attorney General’s Office and the Civil Division of the Pima County Attorney’s Office. He also served as the Senior Managing Editor for the Arizona Journal of Environmental Law and Policy.
- University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2018
- Brigham Young University, B.A., Political Science, 2014
While in law school, Derek was the recipient of CALI Excellence for the Future Awards in ERISA & Employee Benefits Law, Federal Income Taxation, and Constitutional Law II. Derek was also named to the Dean’s List while in law school.
Alverson Taylor & Sanders, Associate, August 2018 – May 2021