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Derek O. Fairchilds

"I get satisfaction from knowing that my involvement in the case levels the playing field and protects the best interests of the person who needs help the most, the injured party.”

  • 488 South Mendenhall
    Memphis, Tennessee 38117
  • Phone: (901) 259-0415
  • Fax: (901) 746-1543
Derek O. Fairchilds

Mr. Fairchilds grew up in Virginia and obtained his undergraduate degree from James Madison University in 2002. He attended law school at The University of Memphis School of Law where he was a member of the Tennessee Journal of Practice and Procedure. After graduation in 2005, he served as litigation associate at a defense firm and as general counsel at Sports Floors, Inc. Mr. Fairchilds practices in the areas of automobile accidents and workers' compensation litigation and is a member of the Memphis Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association and American Bar Association. Mr. Fairchilds is a golfer but also supports our Memphis sports teams, the Grizzlies, Tigers and Redbirds. He also enjoys participating in competitive food events, such as chili cook-offs and hot wing festivals, which benefit a wide variety of charities.

Current Employment Position(s):

  • Attorney

Areas of Practice:

  • Automobile Accidents
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Trucking Accidents
  • Personal Injury

Bar Admissions:

  • Mississippi, 2014
  • Tennessee, 2005


  • Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, Memphis, TN 2005 - J.D.
  • James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA, 2002 - B.S. – Communications
    Minor: Business 

Honors, Awards and Distinctions:

  • Mid-South Rising Star 2013 and 2014
  • Tennessee Journal of Practice & Procedure -Staff Member 2003-2005
  • James Madison University President's List
  • James Madison University Dean's List

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • American Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Memphis Bar Association


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