Michael Gregory Derrick
Michael Gregory Derrick is the Chair of the firm’s Coverage Practice Group. He has served previously for two terms as Chairman of the firm’s Management Committee and currently serves on the firm’s board of directors.
Mr. Derrick has a background in Insurance and Risk Management with experience in claims, production, underwriting, and loss control. He has worked in-house for a major commercial property and casualty insurer as well as for local, regional, and international brokers. He has had extensive involvement in both the domestic U.S. and overseas London markets, implementing and managing a multitude of insurance and risk management programs with a particular emphasis in product and professional liability and coverage. Mike was conferred the Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (“CPCU”) professional designation by the American Institute for Property and Liability Underwriters in Malvern, Pennsylvania in 1987. He has practiced law at Shuttleworth Williams for the past 21 years, routinely advising and representing carriers and insureds in a wide variety of coverage and indemnity matters. Before joining Shuttleworth Williams, he was Vice President and Counsel, at Willis Corroon Nashville.
Mike is a Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 Listed Civil Mediator. He is licensed to practice law in Tennessee as well as admitted to the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and the Eleventh Circuit; the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Tennessee; the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas; and, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. He has also been admitted pro hac vice in litigated disputes in over 20 states.
Mike’s memberships and affiliations include the American Bar Association; ABA Law Practice Section; ABA Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section; Excess, Surplus Lines and Reinsurance Committee; Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee; the Tennessee Bar Association; the Memphis Bar Association; Tennessee Association for Justice; and The Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters (CPCU) Society. Mike is an elected Fellow in the Memphis Bar Foundation and is a Fellow in the American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel. He has a Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating.