The Lanier Law Firm
Zeke DeRose is a member of The Lanier Law Firm’s Commercial Litigation section. He brings extensive experience to plaintiffs and defendants in a range of disputes before courts and in arbitration, including complex commercial and business litigation, antitrust, licensing disputes, merger disputes, qui tam (under both state and federal False Claims Act), federal securities, and intellectual property. He has represented both large and small clients across the nation in federal court, arbitration, and state court.
Zeke clerked for the Honorable Royal Furgeson of the Western District of Texas, San Antonio Division. He joined Vinson & Elkins’ Austin office as an associate in the Complex Commercial Litigation Section and worked closely with the Intellectual Property Section and with every U.S. office of Vinson & Elkins. While at Vinson & Elkins, Zeke also instituted and coordinated a pro bono program with the Texas Civil Rights Project, which resulted in thousands of hours of pro bono work, trial experience, and multiple awards for the firm and attorneys.
Zeke earned his J.D. from The University of Texas School of Law and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California at Los Angeles. Before attending law school, Zeke was a classroom teacher in Los Angeles and drove race cars. Zeke enjoys quality time with his wife Melonie and their daughters and spending time traveling, listening to live music, and being outdoors.
Best Lawyers in America, 2023-2024
Recipient of the “Pro Bono Champion Award” by the Texas Civil Rights Project
Selected to Rising Stars, 2017
Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers