Derick D. Dailey concentrates on commercial litigation in state and federal courts.  He represents clients across a range of industries, including, finance, healthcare, and manufacturing, in both the defense and prosecution of claims.  He also works on matters relating to civil rights, corporate compliance and public policy.

Derick participates in all phases of trial preparation, including the formulation of case strategy, motion practice, depositions, and expert discovery.  Derick also maintains a robust pro bono portfolio that most recently involved representing a federal prisoner in a 1983 civil rights claim in federal court.

Derick is very active in the community and serves on a number of national boards.  He is an active member of the American Bar Association, the Defense Bar and the Federal Bar Association, the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis and the Mound City Bar.

In law school, Derick served as a Stein Scholar, and interned with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York and for the Honorable Ronald C. Ellis, U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of New York.  He also served as the 47th National Chair of the National Black Law Students Association.  Prior to entering law school, Derick served as a 5th and 6th grade teacher as a Teach for America Corps Member in the Mississippi Delta.

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Dowd Bennett is a litigation firm with extensive courtroom experience. Led by trial-seasoned lawyers, including former federal prosecutors and judicial law clerks, our team shares tenacity, a passion for seeing cases through trial and a complete commitment to client service.