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Michael Gregory Derrick is the Chair of the firm’s Coverage Practice Group. Mr. Derrick has a background in Insurance and Risk Management with experience in claims, production, underwriting, and loss control. He previously worked in-house for a major commercial property and casualty insurer as well as for local, regional, and international brokers. He has had extensive involvement in both the domestic U.S. and overseas London markets, implementing and managing a multitude of insurance and risk management programs with a particular emphasis in product and professional liability and coverage. Mike was conferred the Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (“CPCU”) professional designation by the American Institute for Property and Liability Underwriters in Malvern, Pennsylvania in 1987. For more than 30 years with the firm, he has routinely advised and represented stakeholders in a wide variety of insurance coverage and indemnity matters. Before joining Shuttleworth PLLC, he was Vice President and Counsel, at Willis Towers Watson predecessor, Willis Corroon Nashville.
Mike is a Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 Listed Civil Mediator. He is licensed to practice law in Tennessee as well as admitted to the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and the Eleventh Circuit; the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Tennessee; the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas; and, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. He has also been admitted pro hac vice in litigated disputes in over 20 states.

Among the professional organizations in which Mike has held membership or affiliation include the American Bar Association; ABA Law Practice Section; ABA Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section; Excess, Surplus Lines and Reinsurance Committee; Insurance Coverage Committee; the Tennessee Bar Association; the Memphis Bar Association; Tennessee Association for Justice; and The Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters (CPCU) Society. He is an elected Fellow in the American College of Coverage Counsel.

Mike served on appointment by the Tennessee Supreme Court for two terms as a Commissioner to the Tennessee Lawyer’s Assistance Program and currently serves as an advisory board member to that commission. He is an elected Fellow in the Memphis Bar Foundation.He also serves on the board of directors of the 501(c)(3) TLAP Foundation. Mike is a member of the Board of Trustees for Lausanne Collegiate School. He presently serves as President and Chair of the Lausanne Board.
Mike holds a Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating and has been named SuperLawyer by Thomson Reuters.

Contact Information

Phone: 901-328-8241​
Fax: 901-526-5056

Practice Areas

Alternative Dispute Resolution
Construction Law
Insurance Coverage
Products Liability
Professional Negligence & Fiduciary Liability
Appellate Practice