Derek J. Markle
Derek is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In 2013, Derek graduated magna cum laude from Saint Francis University in Loretto, Pennsylvania. In 2016, Derek graduated from the Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University. While in law school, Derek was a member of the Penn State Law Trial Team and competed at the Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County’s annual Mock Trial Competition (formerly the Gourley Cup) where he lead his team to a second place finish.
During law school, Derek served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Judith Ference Olson of the Pennsylvania Superior Court and also for the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit with President Judge D. Brooks Smith. Before joining Carlson Lynch, Derek was a summer associate and law clerk at the Pittsburgh office of one of Pennsylvania’s largest law firms.
Derek continues to remain active in both the Saint Francis and Penn State alumni communities. Recently, Derek was elected Vice President of the Saint Francis University National Alumni Association, the youngest person ever to be elected to that office. Derek also sits on the board of directors for his national fraternity, Phi Kappa Theta. In his role, Derek works with the fraternity’s collegiate chapters and their members to insure that the chapter, their programs and culture fall in line with the fraternity’s mission. When Derek is not practicing law, he enjoys golfing, skiing, and is an avid Penn State football fan.