Derek Verderamo was born in Silver Spring, Maryland. In 1996, he relocated to Naples, Florida with his family. He graduated from the University of South Florida with an undergraduate degree in criminal justice and then attended law school at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He first practiced law at a Ft. Lauderdale and Miami based law firm. He then opened his own law firm and gradually transferred his practice to Naples, Florida in 2006. He has since spent years defending individuals accused of crimes and has handled hundreds of misdemeanor and felony cases throughout Broward, Dade, Palm Beach, Lee and Collier counties. Having represented hundreds of individuals throughout most of South Florida and before a multitude of prosecutors and judges, Mr. Verderamo knows which defenses and strategies are available and most effective in combating criminal charges.