William DeLoatche Welcomes Derek R. Sanchez

Originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, Mr. Sanchez served more than ten years in the United States Navy deploying on several occasions to the Middle East and the Horn of Africa.  After proudly serving his country, he attended the University of Texas at Arlington studying Criminology and Criminal Justice; ultimately, he graduated Summa Cum Lude.  He then went on to graduate from the University of New Mexico School Of Law in 2018.

Mr. Sanchez brings a diverse set of experiences to the firm.  Prior to working at Williams DeLoatche, P.C. he clerked for the Norfolk Commonwealth Attorney’s Office in the violent crimes unit.  He also clerked for an in-house counsel for a commercial and industrial real estate development firm, and for a civil litigation, medical malpractice, and insurance defense firm.  Additionally, he was a judicial intern for a felony Criminal District Court judge in Tarrant County, Texas.

Mr. Sanchez and his family have since relocated to the Hampton Roads area. His spare time is largely devoted to his wife and two young children and he always finds the time to coach his son’s little league baseball teams. He is also an avid runner.

It is his hope to positively affect the Hampton Roads community by providing a dedicated and professional legal experience for every community member who steps into his office.