Derek A. DeBrosse
Barney & DeBrosse, LLC (1-5 Attorneys)
I am a general practitioner and litigator with a focus on firearms law. I devote a large portion of my practice to representing firearm owners.
Area of Law:
Lawsuits and Appeals
1161 Bethel Road, Suite 101
Columbus, OH 43220
Years of Practice:
Types of Cases:
Lawsuits and Appeals, 50% of Practice
Victims’ Rights, Small Claims, Slander, Libel Injury Defense, Lawsuit Defense, Fraud, Discrimination, Contract Disputes, Consumer and Lemon Law, Character Injury, Actions concerning municipalities/states
Juris Doctor (JD), Regent University, 2007
Ohio Army National Guard Veteran, Graduate of CBA Leadership Academy, Firearms Law Continuing Education Instructor. As an Ohio gun lawyer, I have extensive experience with issues concerning concealed weapons, concealed weapons permits, firearm laws and concealed handgun laws. I can also assist in setting up gun trusts and help with the purchase of a class III firearm.
I have taught on the topic of firearms law to the local legal community through the Columbus Bar Association.
Bar Association Memberships
Columbus Bar Association
Ohio Sate Bar Association
American Bar Association
Ohio, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit
Bar Specialty Certfications
Ohio Supreme Court Mediator Training Certificate
Board / Committee / Memberships
Chairman, CBA Criminal Law Committee
Bar Admission Date
Supreme Court Number
Summary of Employment
I was born and raised in Piqua, Ohio. I accepted the honor of admittance to The Ohio State University where I earned my B.A. in Political Science. During my time at The Ohio State University, I served in a variety of capacities to include jobs with the Ohio House of Representatives and a 6-year enlistment with The Ohio Army National Guard. While in the Army, I was deployed for a 14-month tour to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. After my return to the United States, I enrolled at Regent University School of Law. While in law school, I served as Chairman of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Board which won the American Bar Associations coveted National Negotiations Competition.
As an Ohio gun lawyer, I have extensive experience with issues concerning concealed weapons, concealed weapons permits, firearm laws and concealed handgun laws. I can also assist in setting up gun trusts and help with the purchase of a class III firearm.
Get to know me:
What makes your law firm unique?
The fundamental right to keep and bear arms is the most heavily regulated civil liberty entitled to Americans. As a lifelong sports enthusiast and firearms advocate, I have devoted a large portion of my law practice to this very important issue. I am available to discuss any concern you may have as it relates to firearms, including, criminal matters, concealed weapon issues, business concerns and NFA gun trusts.
Describe your personal interests and hobbies.
I am actively involved in my church and various veterans and gun rights advocacy organizations, including: National Rifle Association - Ohioans for Concealed Carry - American Legion - Veterans of Foreign Wars - American Veterans - Federalist Society
What charitable organizations do you support?
I dedicate time to various pro-bono projects to include the legal aid society of Columbus (Save the Dream volunteer).
Free Initial Consultation?
For initial consulations, the first 30 minutes are free.
Typical Retainer Fees
Some hourly-billed cases may be subject to a retainer.
Fixed-Price Services and Fees
Simple estate plans, most criminal matters and many other types of cases are eligable for fixed-price fees.
Fees by Hourly Rate
I charge an hourly rate of $175 for complex estate planning and probate, civil cases, and most gun-related matters.