Derek Hendricks


Jenkins Law PL

Derek Hendricks was born and raised in Miami, Florida. He attended Florida State University graduating in 2002 with a major in History and Sociology and a minor in Religion. Derek returned to Miami to attend Saint Thomas School of Law graduating in 2007. While in law school Derek completed an internship with a local union, as well as served as a guest speaker lecturing on the historical and sociological impact of the “long 60’s.”

After graduating Derek was hired by a large South Florida based law firm to defend various insurance companies throughout the state on first party and third party property claims, primarily focusing on Hurricane Katrina and Wilma claims. Within a year of starting, Derek was promoted to head the windstorm/property division, which composed of over 450 cases and a number of associate attorneys. While in this role Derek participated in all aspects of the litigation up to and including taking cases to trial and through verdict. Derek continued to work for and defend the insurance companies for almost ten years before making the move to the Plaintiff’s side.

Prior to joining Jenkins Law, Derek worked at a large South Florida Plaintiff’s firm where he served as the Senior Attorney and was in charge of overseeing a team of attorneys focused on attacking Insurance companies in an effort to resolve homeowners claims as expeditiously as possible, while also maximizing his clients recovery. In a two-year span Derek settled more than 1,100 cases obtaining over twenty-five million dollars from insurance companies across the state.

While Derek specializes in property claims, including but not limited to hurricane, windstorm, plumbing, fire, theft, vandalism, and bad faith claims, he also has experience handling cases involving premise liability, personal injury, negligent security, breach of contract and family law issues.

Derek considers himself a movie buff and an avid sports fan rooting for the Seminoles, Buccaneers and Miami Heat. When Derek is not working, he enjoys spending his free time with his wife, Darcie and two sons, Kaden and Logan.

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Educational Experience

  • Saint Thomas School of Law, Juris Doctorate; 2007
  • Florida State University, Major—Social Science and History, Minor—Religion; 2002

Bar Admissions

  • Florida