Derek S. Chaiken

Derek S. Chaiken

Derek S. Chaiken is an experienced litigator whose primary practice is concentrated on litigating insurance bad faith matters and personal injury actions. Mr. Chaiken has represented a diverse array of clients, including homeowners, small business owners, multi-national corporations and public entities. He has helped his clients recover compensation for damages to real and personal property from accidents, natural disasters and intentional misconduct.

Mr. Chaiken has briefed and argued numerous motions in federal and state courts across California. In addition to representing individuals in insurance bad faith and personal injury actions, Mr. Chaiken garnered significant victories for his clients in various areas of law including product liability, employment law, construction litigation, toxic tort litigation and premises liability. Additionally, he counsels businesses regarding internet law and intellectual property disputes.

Mr. Chaiken graduated from the University of Detroit-Mercy School of Law. In law school, he served as a law clerk for the Hon. Bernard A. Friedman of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies from the University of Michigan.

Mr. Chaiken is an member of the American Association for Justice (AAJ), Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA), the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the Beverly Hills Bar Association, where he is a member of the Executive Board of the Business Litigation Section.

Publications:
California’s Coalition for Adequate School Housing (C.A.S.H) Maintenance Management Curriculum, Legal Issues Core: Contractor & Surety Issues; Risk Management, Safety – OSHA Guidelines, June 2014.

Cited in:
Stephanie L. Braunder, High-Tech Boxing Match: A Discussion of Copyright Theory
Underlying the Heated Battle Between the RIAA and MP3ers, 4 Va. J.L. & Tech. 5 (1999).