Derek S. Sutton


Derek S. Sutton is a principal in the firm of Prediletto, Halpin, Scharnikow & Nelson, P.C. His practice is limited to personal injury and Workers ' Compensation. A large portion of his plaintiff's personal injury practice involves automobile collision, wrongful death and insurance cases.

Mr. Sutton practiced law in the Seattle area for approximately two years doing mostly commercial litigation prior to relocating to Yakima to join a plaintiff's firm in 1986 where he was a partner. Mr. Sutton left that firm in 2003 to join Prediletto, Halpin, Scharnikow & Nelson, P.C.

Mr. Sutton obtained a Bachelor of Arts in business administration from the University of Washington in 1981. He is a 1984 graduate of the University of Puget Sound School of Law where he was an Associate Editor of the "Law Review."

Mr. Sutton is a member of the Washington State Trial Lawyers and Yakima County Bar Associations. He has served as the Yakima County Bar Association Treasurer in 1995-1996 and the Chair of the Yakima County WSTLA Tort Roundtable from 1992-1994. Mr. Sutton has also been a member of the John Gavin Inns of Court.

Since 1986, Mr. Sutton has served on the Board of Directors at Union Gospel Mission of Yakima. He also serves as Treasurer of that organization. In 2008, he joined the Board of Directors of the Board of Directors for the Union Gospel Mission Foundation of Yakima. Mr. Sutton is very active working with leadership and youth at the Yakima Christian and Missionary Alliance Church.

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