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Derek Myers

Partner | derek@chauvellaw.com | 650-573-9500 | (He/Him)

About Derek

Derek is a Bay Area native who represents business owners in transactional corporate matters, civil litigation cases, business disputes and insurance claims.  Derek counsels clients on a variety of strategic business matters, including corporate formation, acquisitions and legal compliance.  Derek has represented a wide array of clients, including tech start-ups, construction companies, real estate agencies, and logistic companies.

One of Derek’s specialty practice areas is transportation law.  He represents motor carriers, brokers, bus companies, warehouses, and logistics entities in business transactions, litigation, and regulatory DOT/FMCSA proceedings.

Derek currently serves on the California Trucking Association’s (CTA) Board of Directors.  He is also a director of CTA’s Bay Area Unit Steering & Planning Committee and an active member of the Harbor Trucking Association.

Derek enjoys exercising, spending time with his family and friends and exploring the Bay Area. He has been recognized as one of the first members and donors of the SFJAZZ Center, which hosts world-class musicians and youth music programs.

Speeches and Presentations

“Annual Transportation Law and Legislative Update” (Presenter and Organizer)

California Trucking Association (May 2019; Oakland, CA)


“Post-Dynamex Developments and its ABC Test” (Presenter)

Harbor Trucking Association (January 2019; Oakland, CA)


“Analysis of Dynamex and its ABC Test” (Panelist)

Harbor Trucking Association (June 2018; Long Beach, CA)


“Annual Transportation Law and Legislative Update” (Presenter and Organizer)

California Trucking Association (May 2018; Oakland, CA)


“Current Legal Matters Impacting the Transportation Industry” (Presenter)

Awards & Honors

Selected to Northern California Super Lawyers list. (Super Lawyers™; 2023)

Bar Admissions

California, 2010

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, 2010



Juris Doctor, Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, California, 2009

Bachelor of Arts (Legal Studies), University of California, Santa Cruz, California, 2001

Derek Myers Northern California SuperLawyers Badge