Derek Ude was born and raised in Houston, Texas. He received his bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Houston. After college, he decided to pursue a law degree at the University of Houston as well. At the University of Houston, he was active in numerous student organizations such as the Honor Board, the Advocates, and the Student Government Association. Derek knew he always wanted to be a personal injury attorney. Since he was a child, he always wanted to be the “voice” for the people who were maybe too afraid to speak up for themselves or did not have the opportunity too. During law school, Derek interned at numerous personal injury law firms to gain valuable experience. After graduating from law school, he worked at Thomas J Henry , where he was able to learn under numerous seasoned trial attorneys.
When not practicing law, Derek enjoys anything sports related and spending time with friends and family.