Derek Emge

Derek Emge

Managing Partner
Location:
Coronado, California
Phone:
619-595-1400
866-629-3409
Fax:
619-595-1480
Email:

Derek J. Emge graduated from Claremont McKenna College in 1989 and San Diego School of Law in 1992 where he was a member of the Law Review.  He began his practice in a defense litigation firm where he averaged two trials per year.  In 1999, Mr. Emge ran a start-up Internet website designed for use by litigation counsel nationwide.  In 2000, he founded Emge & Associates where he has been instrumental in California class action litigation.  Representing employees and consumers, Emge & Associates has recovered tens of millions of dollars on behalf of its clients through class action cases and complex individual actions. 

Areas of Practice

  • Employee Wage and Hour Class Actions
  • Employee Whistleblower Actions
  • Mass Tort
  • Consumer Fraud Class Actions

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1992
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1992

Education

  • University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, California
    • J.D.
  • Claremont Mckenna College, Claremont, California
    • B.A. - 1989
    • Major: Political Science
    • Minor: History

Representative Clients

  • Employees
  • Bankruptcy Trustees
  • Investors
  • Creditors Committees

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • San Diego County Bar, member, 1992 - 2011
  • CA Bar, member, 1992 - 2011

Past Employment Positions

  • Edwards, White & Sooy, Associate, 1992 - 1997
  • Booth, Mitchell & Strange, Opened San Diego Office, 1997 - 1999
  • Emge & Associates, Managing Partner, 2000 - Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • Litigation Counsel for Families Seeking Insurance Coverage for Cochlear Implants, 2001 - 2003