Derek Boyd's practice primarily involves commercial litigation and professional liability defense, including commercial disputes, business torts, medical malpractice, and physician licensing matters.
Derek has represented clients in a wide variety of matters, ranging from landlord-tenant disputes to complex contract and commercial real estate actions. A significant portion of his practice involves the representation of both physicians and hospitals in medical malpractice and commercial matters. Prior to joining Kerr Russell, he worked for one of the Big Three automakers in its transfer pricing counsel group, helping to establish and execute global tax strategy for its subsidiaries and ensure compliance with regulatory guidelines.
He graduated cum laude from Wayne State University Law School where he was Associate Editor of The Wayne Law Review, National Team Member of the Wayne State Moot Court Team, and a member of Order of the Coif.
- “Can My Client Sue My Expert? Michigan Court of Appeals Addresses Witness Immunity Doctrine,” Michigan Defense Quarterly (2019)
- “Navigating Uncertainty: Legal Options for Manufacturers Confronting Tariffs,” Michigan Lawyers Weekly (2018)
- State Bar of Michigan
Bar and Court Admissions
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
- Wayne State University Law School, J.D.
- cum laude
- The Wayne Law Review, Associate Editor
- Moot Court National Team Oralist
- Order of the Coif
- University of Michigan, B.A.
- Classical Civilization
Insights & News
September 17, 2020
March 17, 2020
June 3, 2019
July 20, 2018
Daniel Ferris and Derek Boyd's "Navigating Uncertainty: Legal Options for Manufacturers Confronting Tariffs" included in OESA News publication
June 18, 2018
Michigan Lawyers Weekly publishes "Negotiating Uncertainty: Legal Options for Manufacturers Confronting Tariffs" by attorneys Daniel Ferris, Derek Boyd
June 4, 2018
Download our white paper "Negotiating Uncertainty: Legal Options for Manufacturers Confronting Tariffs" by Daniel Ferris and Derek Boyd
January 26, 2018
December 18, 2017
Kerr Russell team makes holiday donations to Capuchin Soup Kitchen, Wigs 4 Kids, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Ann Arbor, and Children's Hospital of Michigan
December 12, 2017
November 27, 2017
November 17, 2017
Detroit Legal News: Friday Feature: Law firm's space redesign invokes Detroit past, present, and future
November 16, 2017
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