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Mr. Derrick prepared the following samples of his work product using Wordperfect software. When written, each petition or brief conformed with the applicable Court rules and was appropriately formatted for reproduction and timely filing by a printer chosen after collaboration with the client. Conversion of this material to HTML for this web site had modified the format and affected some formerly italicized case names. However, the full text of each petition and brief remains intact; one petition has been abridged for use here. Copies of any petition or brief as filed with the Court are available upon request.


Bruner v. Whitman
, U.S. Supreme Court No. 11-1422

Blaisdell v. City of Rochester, U.S. Supreme Court No. 04-1(petition for certiorari GRANTED, judgment VACATED and case REMANDED to the First Circuit Court of Appeals, Blaisdell v. City of Rochester,  544 U.S. 957 (2005).

Stevens Creek Quarry, Incorporated v. Santa Clara County Commission et al., U.S. Supreme Court No. 00-491.(Amicus Curiae Brief).




McGovern v. McGovern, 77 Mass. App. Ct. 688(2010)

Bentley et al. v. Lynn Water & Sewer Commn., 83 Mass. App. Ct. 1129 (2013).



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