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Derrick A. Mills - Birmingham, AL

800 Shades Creek ParkwaySuite 600-D Birmingham, AL 35209

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Updated: 10/04/2023

Birmingham Personal Injury -- Plaintiff Lawyer


Derrick Mills was raised in a small town in Alabama, where being a good person, a good student and a hard worker was important to him. He learned that the trust of those around him was something to be earned.

"My mother taught me about trust - to earn the trust of those you work with and those for whom you work. Trust is the basis for all good relationships."

Along with his mother, the now-deceased U.S...

About Derrick A. Mills

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
  • Products Liability
  • Business Litigation
  • Bad Faith

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner


Bar Admissions

  • Alabama, 2003
  • Mississippi, 2004
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Alabama, 2004
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Alabama, 2004
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Alabama, 2004
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 2006

Other Affiliations

  • Alabama Bar Association, 2003 - Present (10th Judicial Circuit Board of Bar Commissioners 2010-2015)
  • Birmingham Bar Association, 2004 - Present (Executive Committee 2008-2009)
  • Birmingham Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, 2006 - 2009 (Executive Committee)
  • Magic City Bar Association, 2004 - Present (President 2010)
  • American Bar Association, 2006 - Present
  • Alabama Association for Justice, 2007 - Present (Board of Directors 2010)


  • The University of Alabama School of Law, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 2003
    Honors: magna cum laude
    Law Journal: Journal of Legal Profession, 2001 - 2003
  • University of North Alabama, Florence, Alabama
    Honors: cum laude
    Major: Political Science

Fraternities and Sororities

  • Kappa Alpha Psi

Past Positions

  • Hon. U.W. Clemon, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama, Law Clerk, 2003 - 2004
  • Lightfoot, Franklin & White, LLC, Associate, 2004 - 2007


Other Sources of Feedback About Derrick A. Mills

Included on the 2023 Mid-South list

Past Lists

  • 2022 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Alabama Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Alabama Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Alabama Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Alabama Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Alabama Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Derrick A. Mills on Super Lawyers


  • Alabama SuperLawyer, Rising Star , 2010-2013
  • Alabama SuperLawyer, 2014, 2015

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Office Information


800 Shades Creek ParkwaySuite 600-D Birmingham, AL 35209


  • 205-879-1986

Office Hours

Mon - Fri: 8am – 5pm

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