About The Mayer Group

Amy Derby


Don’t call her Ma’am, because she works for a living. Managing the office with the precision and authority of a Sergeant Major, Ms. Derby takes care of the things that make the civilized practice of law possible.

Focusing on client intake, legal writing and research, and office management, she brings a diverse background of writing and large-firm practice to our military-oriented office.Ms. Derby has provided freelance writing services to corporations, healthcare groups and non-profits in the United States, Africa and Australia. She has worked as an independent contractor for law firms of various practice areas and sizes in New York, Seattle, San Diego, Kansas City and Chicago including Hull McGuire (corporate/government/environmental law), Marler Clark (food safety law), and Parker Waichman Alonso (consumer law). From 1999-2004, she was a paralegal at DLA Piper’s Chicago office in the litigation and bankruptcy practice groups.

Ms. Derby’s work has been published by USA Today, the Chicago Tribune and LIVESTRONG.com. She is also a volunteer writer for the American Foundation for Children with AIDS.

Focus Areas

  • Legal Research
  • Office Management
  • Case Management
  • Client Intake