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  • Derek T. Johnson

             Derek T. Johnson



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    Practice Areas:

    • Real Estate
    • Construction
    • Procurement
    • Contracts
    • Labor and Employment
    • Governmental Law
    • Higher Education Law


    Derek started his legal career helping large institutions like the Detroit Public Schools, Wayne County Community College District, and the Detroit Medical Center with their multi-million and billion-dollar capital improvement programs. His focus on real estate, construction, procurement and related matters, primarily for public sector clients, continued over the next decade. In 2010, he became the sole in-house counsel at Wayne County Community College District, where he encountered and managed a wide range of legal issues, including labor negotiations, employee and student related administrative proceedings and lawsuits, vendor relations and contracts, risk management, and Freedom of Information Act and Open Meetings Act inquiries. He joined Bellanca Beattie in late 2017.

    Derek T. Johnson received his Bachelor of General Studies from the University of Michigan and his Juris Doctor from Wayne State University School of Law. He is a member of the State Bar of Michigan and a former member of the State Bar of Colorado.