DERICK E. KONZ

Derick E. Konz, AssociateDerick E. Konz

dkonz@akk-law.com

T (916) 564-6100 ext. 232

F (916) 564-6263

Assistant: Melanie Fitzpatrick – Ext. 211 mfitzpatrick@akk-law.com

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. Konz focuses his practice on federal civil rights litigation and is proud to represent those that serve the public good. He has effectively defended many Northern California peace officers and public entities in a wide variety of cases stemming primarily from allegations of excessive force and unlawful detention.  He has also represented religious organizations, state-regulated care facilities, and private businesses in cases involving employment, elder abuse, dangerous conditions, and wrongful death.  While each case is unique, Mr. Konz approaches them all with the same underlying first principle: thorough analysis and a targeted plan for resolution.

Before joining Angelo, Kilday, & Kilduff, Mr. Konz worked as a teacher in the math department at a public high school in Stockton. For the latter part of his eight year service, he attended McGeorge Law School as an evening student, graduated as a member of the Traynor Honor Society, and received the Witkin Award in Criminal Procedure.  He carries with him an analytic approach to problem-solving with an emphasis on effective communication.

Mr. Konz is a proud husband and father of three, a native of rural Calaveras County, and volunteers his time coaching youth sports.

Practice Areas

Public Entity Defense; Civil Rights Litigation; Employment Litigation; Elder Abuse; General Torts

Admitted to Practice

Admitted to the State Bar of California (December 2012)

Admitted to the United States District Court for the Eastern and Northern Districts of California

Experience

Angelo, Kilday & Kilduff – Associate Attorney (June 2017-present)

Mayall Hurley, P.C. – Associate Attorney (January 2013-June 2017)

San Joaquin County Public Defender – Certified Law Student (June 2010-August 2011)

Education

St. Mary’s College of California – B.A. Philosophy (May 2001)

University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law – J.D., with Distinction (June 2012)