Derek A. Aldridge

Derek concentrates his practice in banking and business law, school law and commercial litigation.

Derek joined the firm in 2007. He received his law degree with high distinction in 2006 from the University of Nebraska College of Law.

Prior to joining the firm, Derek served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Kenneth C. Stephan of the Nebraska Supreme Court.

Born in Illinois, Derek’s family eventually moved to North Platte, Nebraska. Derek attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 1991 and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 1993. From 1993 to 2003, he worked as a design engineer for several manufacturing companies including Snorkel, Inc., located in St. Joseph, Missouri, Skyjack, Inc., located in Elwood, Kansas and Cushman, Inc., located in Lincoln, Nebraska. Derek returned to college in 2003 to attend law school. While in law school, he served as an Executive Editor of the Nebraska Law Review.

Derek is admitted to practice in Nebraska and Kansas, and is a member of the Nebraska State Bar Association, the Kansas Bar Association and the Lincoln Bar Association.

Derek’s wife is a pharmacist and they have four children. Derek and his family enjoy camping, swimming, bicycling and attending and participating in sporting events.


Supreme Court of the State of Nebraska, 2007
United States District Court of Nebraska, 2007
United States Bankruptcy Court of Nebraska, 2009
Supreme Court of the State of Kansas, 2006
United States District Court of Kansas, 2011


University of Nebraska, B.S., with distinction, 1991
University of Nebraska, M.S., with distinction, 1993
University of Nebraska, J.D., with distinction, 2006


Nebraska State Bar Association
Kansas State Bar Association
Lincoln Bar Association


Nebraska Law Review, Executive Editor, 2004-2006
Nebraska Law Review, Member, 2005-2006


Law Clerk for the Honorable Justice Stephen, Supreme Court of the State of Nebraska, 2006-2007

Areas of Practice:

Banking & Business
Commercial Litigation
Creditors’ Rights/Bankruptcy
Real Estate
Estate Planning/Wills
Personal Injury
School Law