J Derek Pakiz

J. Derek Pakiz, Esq.

Certification Type

  • Civil Trial Law
  • Truck Accident Law


333 City Blvd W
Suite 1714
Orange, CA 92868


Derek has been the lead trial counsel for The Reeves Law Group for over 30 years. His focus is on catastrophic injury cases, including traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, amputation, and wrongful death. He has worked for clients to bring about exceptional results, including jury verdicts in the seven and eight-figures. Derek's areas of concentration include commercial vehicle collisions, construction site accidents, and drownings. He earned his undergraduate degree at UCLA and his Doctorate in Law at Loyola Law School. Since the 1980s, Derek has practiced exclusively in the field of personal injury law, representing victims of other people’s negligence and wrongful acts. He has worked on thousands of cases and handled hundreds of mediations, arbitrations, and trials. In 2014, Derek was featured in Newsweek as one of the 10 Best Personal Injury Attorneys in the US.