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Derek Ankrom


Spencer Fane attorney Derek Ankrom

T 417.888.1025
F 417.881.8035

Derek Ankrom’s practice is primarily focused on commercial litigation for religious and educational institutions, healthcare entities, and clients in the real estate, design, and construction industries. He assists his clients in resolving a wide range of legal issues, including employment disputes, claims of discrimination, civil rights violations, breach of contract actions, intentional tort and negligence actions, property disputes, construction law matters, and complex litigation. Derek has represented local, regional, and national companies and not-for-profit entities in both litigation and corporate matters. He has appeared in trial courts throughout Southern Missouri and the Missouri Court of Appeals on behalf of his clients. While in law school, Derek served as a judicial clerk to the Hon. Gary W. Lynch of the Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District, and the Hon. Mark D. Pfeiffer of the Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District.

In 2011, Derek was named to the National Order of Scribes of the American Society of Legal Writers for displaying excellence in legal writing. Derek was the 2013 recipient of the Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association and Legal Services of Southern Missouri’s Equal Access to Justice Award, which was established to recognize attorneys who have made significant contributions to the mission of Legal Services of Southern Missouri and have shown a commitment to assisting low-income individuals in civil law matters. Derek also received the 2013 Missouri Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Pro Bono Publico Award recognizing a member of the Missouri bar in practice less than four years for their dedication to public service.

Contact Derek Ankrom at 417.888.1025 or dankrom@spencerfane.com.