Derek Atchison

Derek Atchison


Derek Atchison grew up in Mobile, Alabama. He graduated from Emory University in 1988 with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Philosophy and graduated with honors from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1998 with a Juris Doctorate. While in law school he was a student editor for the American Journal of Tax Policy, was a member of the Bench & Bar Legal Honor Society, and clerked for Alabama Circuit Court Judge Thomas Stephen Wilson. In 1999, he received an LL. M. (Masters of Law) in Taxation from New York University School of Law.

Mr. Atchison represents various businesses entities, assists individuals with estate planning and probate matters, and serves as attorney for the Board of School Commissioners of Mobile County. He is admitted to practice in the state courts of Alabama, the U.S. District Courts of the Southern and Middle Districts of Alabama, U.S. Tax Court, and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. His is a member of the Alabama Bar Association, Mobile Bar Association, Alabama Council of School Board Attorneys, the Estate Planning Council of Mobile, and the History Museum of Mobile Board.

In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his children, reading and exercising.


College: Emory University, B.A., 1988
Law School: University of Alabama, J.D. 1998
New York University, LL.M., 1999


1998, Alabama
U.S. District Court, Southern and Middle Districts of Alabama
U.S. Tax Court; U.S. Court of Federal Claims

Areas Of Practice

Business Law
Corporate Law
Commercial Law
Tax Law
Trusts and Estates
Real Estate
Nonprofit and Charitable Organizations
Tax Exempt Organizations
Governmental Law


Alabama Council of School Board Attorneys (President 2012-2013, Vice President 2011-2012, Board of Directors 2009-2010 and 2010-2011)
Estate Planning Council of Mobile
History Museum of Mobile Board (Board Member 2014-Present, Vice Chairman 2015-2021).