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General Practice Law Areas of Expertise
Personal Injury & Auto Accidents
Athlete & Entertainment Representation
Meet Your General Law Attorney
Derek Maines, Esquire
Derek Maines was born in Hollywood, FL in 1985 and moved shortly thereafter to Ocala, FL with his family where he was raised. Much of his youth revolved around sports, fishing, and academics. Upon his graduation from Belleview High School, Derek received a full athletic/academic scholarship to play baseball at Pensacola Junior College in Pensacola, FL.
Derek then went on to study at The Florida State University from 2005 to 2007, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree while also becoming a member of the Pre-Law Society as well as the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. He then decided to pursue legal studies and chose to remain in his native Florida to study at the Florida Coastal Law School in Jacksonville.
Since graduating from law school Derek has worked closely with the Office of the Public Defender in the Fourth Judicial Circuit of Florida, offering legal assistance for indigent persons.
Derek then went on to become an associate in a small law firm in Jacksonville where he gained valuable skills and experience in criminal defense and civil litigation including family law, personal injury, landlord/tenant issues and immigration.
In early 2017 Derek decided to further his legal career by opening his own general practice and established “D. Maines Law, PLLC “. Aside from his private practice, Derek remains heavily involved with helping the less fortunate by continuing to represent indigent clients through the Jacksonville Area Legal Aid (JALA) as a small way to give back to the community.
Derek has also joined the Fusco Law Group in an “of counsel” capacity to assist and lend his expertise to one of North Florida’s most prominent up and coming firms. Teaming up with the Fusco Law Group will allow Derek to expand his role as a litigator and serve as an additional legal resource for the group’s clientele.
Away from the office Derek is a dedicated musician and an avid fisherman and can usually be found either on a stage in Jacksonville or the St. John’s River. He also attends every Seminoles football game he can. Above all, Derek enjoys spending time with friends and family.
- Florida Coastal Law School, Jacksonville, FL (JD 2011)
- Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL (BS in Sports Management 2007)
- The Florida Bar
- Florida Middle District Court
Professional Associations and Community Participation
- American Justice Association – Member
- Florida Justice Association – Member
- Jacksonville Justice Association – Member
- International Trade Council – Member
- Jacksonville Area Legal Aid