Derek C. Flournoy is a trial lawyer and former judge. Derek presided as a state judge in Angelina County for over ten years before joining his wife, Lisa, in private practice. Before he was elected judge, Derek practiced law in a variety of areas for eleven years in both Tennessee and Texas.
Derek graduated from Baylor University School of Law in 1995 and began practicing both civil and family law. In addition to his private practice, he handled all of the criminal cases for the City of Lufkin as assistant city attorney. As a lawyer, Derek has litigated hundreds of civil and family law cases and as a judge, he has presided over thousands of cases, the majority being divorce, child custody and criminal cases. Additionally, for seven years, Derek handled the CPS docket for Angelina County, presiding over cases involving abuse and neglect, termination of parental rights and adoption. Derek understands the necessity of protecting children, but also the protections afforded to parents of children who need effective representation in a justice system that is overwhelming and complex. In addition to family law cases and criminal cases, Derek also presided over juvenile cases, guardianship, probate, and a variety of other types of civil cases.
Derek and Lisa have two children. They are both natives of Angelina County and are actively involved in the community.