Monzon, Derek S.

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Derek S. Monzon



Derek S. Monzon is an Associate in the firm’s Orange County office, where his practice is focused on civil litigation defense.

Prior to and throughout law school, Derek worked in the subrogation industry. After being admitted to practice law in Kentucky and Indiana, he practiced insurance defense litigation at a regional firm prior to working as in-house counsel for a national subrogation vendor.

After arriving to California in 2017, Derek worked as a senior claims adjuster for a large property and casualty insurer. After being admitted to practice law in California, Derek worked as a personal injury attorney for an established plaintiff’s law firm in the San Francisco Bay Area.

When he is not practicing law, Derek enjoys playing guitar, going to the beach, hiking, traveling, cooking, and spending time with his family.

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky, 2014
  • Indiana, 2015
  • California, 2018


  • University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky - B.A. Psychology
  • University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, Louisville, Kentucky - J.D.

Honors and Awards

  • KLEO Scholar
  • Dean's List

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Member, State Bar of California
  • Member, Indiana State Bar Association
  • Member, Kentucky Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Kuvara Law Firm, APC - Associate
  • Farmers Insurance Group - Senior Claims Representative
  • Equian, LLC - Senior Recovery Attorney
  • Gibson & Sharps, PSC - Associate
  • Fogle Keller Walker, PLLC - Associate