Derek Atchison grew up in Mobile, Alabama. He graduated from Emory University in 1988 with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Philosophy and graduated with honors from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1998 with a Juris Doctorate. While in law school he was a student editor for the American Journal of Tax Policy, was a member of the Bench & Bar Legal Honor Society, and clerked for Alabama Circuit Court Judge Thomas Stephen Wilson. In 1999, he received an LL. M. (Masters of Law) in Taxation from New York University School of Law.
Mr. Atchison represents various businesses entities, assists individuals with estate planning and probate matters, and serves as attorney for the Board of School Commissioners of Mobile County. He is admitted to practice in the state courts of Alabama, the U.S. District Courts of the Southern and Middle Districts of Alabama, U.S. Tax Court, and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. His is a member of the Alabama Bar Association, Mobile Bar Association, Alabama Council of School Board Attorneys, and the Estate Planning Council of Mobile.
In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his brilliant daughter, exercising, reading, and going to amusement parks.
|1998, Alabama; U.S. District Court, Southern and Middle Districts of Alabama; U.S. Tax Court; U.S. Court of Federal Claims|
|Areas of Practice:|
|Business Law; Corporate Law; Commercial Law; Tax Law; Trusts and Estates; Wills; Probate; Real Estate; Nonprofit and Charitable Organizations; Tax Exempt Organizations; Governmental Law.|
|College: Emory University, B.A., 1988 Law School: Univeristy of Alabama, J.D., 1998 New York University, LL.M., 1999|
|Alabama Council of School Board Attorneys (President 2012-2013, Vice President 2011-2012, Board of Directors 2009-2010 and 2010-2011); Estate Planning Council of Mobile.|
|Attorney for Mobile County School Board. Bench & Bar Legal Honor Society. Student Editor, American Journal of Tax Policy.|