Bar Admissions
2019, Minnesota
University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif St. Olaf College, B.A., English and history
Court Admissions
Minnesota U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit


Derek Waller focuses his practice in the areas of health care law, ERISA, employment law, antitrust, and business litigation. He represents consumers, health care providers, employers, and businesses in individual and class action litigation. Since joining LGN as a summer associate in 2017, he has represented pro bono clients with criminal expungements and health insurance matters. Prior to returning to the firm as an attorney, he served as a law clerk for the Honorable Joan N. Ericksen in the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota. In addition to his client-focused work, he teaches the Sullivan Health Law Moot Court Competition Team and Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Human Rights at the University of Minnesota Law School.

Mr. Waller graduated magna cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School in 2019 and was awarded the Lockhart Award for Excellence in Scholarship, Leadership, and Service. In law school, he was a Managing and Research Editor on the Minnesota Law Review, an instructor in the legal writing program, and a volunteer student attorney with Rainbow Health, then known as the Minnesota AIDS Project. Before attending law school, Mr. Waller worked for a major electronic health records company as a project manager, where he managed federal regulatory compliance for the company’s home health and hospice teams. He uses his experience and background in health care regulation, insurance, medical billing, and health care compliance to give legal support to health care providers, businesses, and patients.

Professional Associations

  • Federal Bar Association
  • Minnesota Lavender Bar Association