Derek O’Reilly-Jones became an associate attorney at the Los Angeles office of Bonne, Bridges, Mueller, O’Keefe & Nichols in December 2017. Previously, he served as both a law clerk and a summer intern for the company.
Derek’s expertise includes medical malpractice defense, disciplinary and licensing matters, appellate, and expert development.
He began his practical experience as an intern at the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office where he assisted on trial preparation for the major crimes and homicide divisions. In 2016, he served as a judicial extern to the Hon. S. James Otero, Federal District Judge for the Central District of California. Derek assisted in legal research for Pepperdine University Professors Harry Caldwell and Derek T. Muller on prosecutorial misconduct California Supreme Court criminal cases. He also clerked at Lewis, Brisbois, Bisgaard & Smith.
Derek was admitted to the California Bar in 2017, and is licensed to practice law before all courts of the State of California and the United States District Court for the Central District of California.
Derek is happily married to a remarkable woman, with whom he has a truly amazing daughter. He is an avid reader, SCUBA diver, and football fan.
Derek earned his Juris Doctor degree from Pepperdine University School of Law, graduating cum laude in 2017 after graduating from the University of California, Berkeley with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy.
While in law school, he was a member of the Pepperdine Law Review’s Editorial Board, and served as its Essays, Reviews & Digital Media Editor. He held positions on the school’s Trial Advocacy and Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society Boards. He also received CALI Awards for earning the highest grades in Healthcare Law and Organization, Federal Courts, and Criminal Procedure. He took first place at the ABA Section of Labor & Employment Law’s 13th Annual Trial Advocacy Competition in Los Angeles in his final year. Upon graduation, he was awarded
membership in the Order of the Coif and the Order of the Barristers. He is a recipient of the Parris Institute for Professional Formation’s Excellence in Professionalism Award.