Derek attended San Diego State University in San Diego for his undergraduate studies. He then went on to attend the prestigious law school at Chapman University in Orange, California. On May 6, 2004, Mr. Riley was admitted to the State Bar of California.
Since then Derek has dedicated himself to family law. Although most clients love his sense of humor rest assure when it is time for court he is a very no non-sense type of attorney. Derek commits himself to preparing for each hearing thoroughly so that there are no surprises in court. Once in court Derek delivers by pressing the issue at times and capitalizing on the issues he makes the court focus on.