Dailey J. Derr, P.A.

North Carolina Construction Law & Civil Litigation Lawyer

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Firm Overview

The best time to contact an attorney? As soon as possible
The old adage "time is money" is especially true in legal matters. The longer you wait to consult an attorney and address any potential issues, the more it may cost you to resolve them. Involving an attorney early on may increase your chances of avoiding a problem or finding a creative solution through mediation or arbitration. Any delay in seeking counsel may limit your options. Simply having an experienced lawyer draft or review a contract can protect you from legal challenges down the road. Litigation in particular can drag on and distract you from the day-to-day needs of your business. Hiring the right attorney right away can save you time and money.

Strategy. Diligence. Results.
The law firm of Dailey J. Derr, P.A. in Durham, North Carolina has earned a reputation for providing thorough, dedicated service in a cost-efficient manner to businesses in various industries, especially construction. In fact, the majority of the firm's clients are referred to them by other attorneys and professionals, as well as past and current clients.

Mr. Derr has more than 35 years experience representing companies of all sizes and from all industries in local, state and federal court in matters involving -
-Construction law
-Business and commercial law
-Contracts
-Commercial real estate
-Civil litigation
-Mediation, arbitration and advocacy

A member of the North Carolina Association of Superior Court Mediators, Mr. Derr was selected as a 2010 North Carolina Legal Elite in Construction and is a member of the Bar Register of Preeminent Attorneys for Construction. He is an AV PreeminentTM Peer Review RatedSM attorney by Martindale-Hubbell and in 2006 was listed in the North Carolina SuperLawyers in Construction.

Serving local and national clients in North Carolina
Dailey J. Derr, P.A. is conveniently located in Durham, North Carolina. The firm represents clients throughout North Carolina, including out-of-state companies in need of local counsel. He handles matters involving mediation, arbitration and litigation.

When you contact the firm you speak directly with Mr. Derr - your question or concern is not passed off to a paralegal or other staffer. Instead, you receive personal attention from a seasoned lawyer whose sole purpose is to protect your best interests. If your case involves an area of law outside his scope of practice, Mr. Derr refers you to one of the many attorneys with whom he maintains a strategic alliance.
Main Office

Main Office
P.O. BOX 51266
Durham  NC  27717

Phone
  • 919-419-1265
Business
Business and commercial law in North Carolina
Building and maintaining a successful business takes more than talent, hard work and dedication. It takes the assistance of an experienced business lawyer you can trust. Dailey J. Derr, P.A. has the in-depth knowledge and finely honed analytical skills needed to provide the highest level of support. He takes the time to learn the specifics of your business and industry to ensure he understands your organization's place in the market. That level of understanding enables Mr. Derr to protect your interests and provide strategic counsel when drafting or reviewing contracts, or completing any other legal transactions for your company.

The law firm of Dailey J. Derr also represents clients in commercial real estate matters such as:
-Closings
-Contract drafting, reviewing and negotiating
-Easements
-Litigation
-Title investigations
-Quiet title actions
-Zoning issues

Dailey Derr

Areas of practice
-Construction law
-Commercial real estate
-Regulatory law
-Arbitration
-Mediation
-Litigation
-Federal litigation
-Business law
-Commercial law

Honors
-North Carolina Legal Elite in Construction, 2010 by Business North Carolina Magazine
-Bar Register of Preeminent Attorneys for Construction
-AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell
-North Carolina SuperLawyers in Construction, 2006

Bar admissions
-North Carolina, 1972
-District of Columbia, 1975

Education
-J.D., University of North Carolina, 1971
-M.A., George Washington University, 1966
-B.A., University of North Carolina, 1964

Memberships
-North Carolina State Bar
-American Arbitration Association
-Professional Construction Estimators Association of America, Inc. (Triangle Chapter)
-The Associated General Contractors of America
-Carolinas AGC Chapter and Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference
Education
  • University of North Carolina
    Juris Doctorate
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