J. Derrick Maginness

Derrick-Maginness
J. Derrick Maginness

Associate
Trial Practice & Dispute Resolution

1819 Main Street, Suite 610
Sarasota, FL 34236
(941) 954-4691
jmaginness@nhlslaw.com

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Education
  • Florida A&M University College of Law, J.D. (2005)
  • University of Central Florida, B.A. Political Science/International Relations (2001)
Bar Admissions
  • Florida
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Florida
Professional Associations
  • Florida Bar
  • Sarasota County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • 101st Airborne Division Association
Community Involvement
  • Sarasota Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Sarasota County
  • Southside School Foundation, Board
J. Derrick Maginness is an associate attorney and a member of our trial practice and dispute-resolution group.  Mr. Maginness handles complex commercial litigation matters in all Florida state and federal courts.  Mr. Maginness has represented individuals and businesses in a broad spectrum of legal matters.  His areas of practice include corporate and business law, employment law, banking law, real estate transactions and litigation, association law, creditor’s rights in bankruptcy, landlord-tenant law, commercial litigation, mediation and other general litigation matters.

In addition to his litigation practice, Mr. Maginness provides corporations and individuals with advice and knowledge in the areas of corporate law, transaction business law with an emphasis in business acquisitions and sales, entity formation, real estate acquisitions, leasing and sales, and commerical lending, including representation of both privately owned and public companies.

Mr. Maginness received a B.A. in Political Science/International Relations with a minor in Military Science from The University of Central Florida in 2001, and a Juris Doctor from Florida A&M University College of Law in 2005. Mr. Maginness is admitted to practice in all Florida courts and the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. He is a published author in the field of construction law. Mr. Maginness is a member of the The Florida Bar, Sarasota County Bar Association, American Bar Association, and the 101st Airborne Division Association.Mr. Maginness served 12 years in the United States Army.  He initially served as an enlisted soldier with the Iron Rakkasans, 3/187 IN of the 101st Airborne Division.  Mr. Maginness served as a pre-ranger instructor and as the radio operator for General David Petraeus.  He went on to successfully serve as an Infantry Officer in various positions from platoon leader, executive officer and company commander for D Company 2/124 IN in the 53rd Infantry Brigade.  He has also served in a variety of staff positions for 2nd Battalion, 124th Infantry Regiment.