Derek J. Dittmar


  • location icon Raleigh, NC
    3600 Glenwood Avenue
    Suite 350
    Raleigh, NC 27612

Derek Dittmar is an associate in the Raleigh office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the General Liability Practice.

Derek earned a J.D. from Campbell Law and an LL.M. from Nottingham-Trent in England. Derek practiced for two years at a civil defense firm and previously clerked for 380 state court judges with the North Carolina Judicial Fellowship. He also holds the Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies (CPACC) certification on disability accessibility from the International Association of Accessibility Professionals, and commonly speaks, writes, and consults on issues of disability accessibility, accommodation, and best practices. Derek focuses his practice on complex civil litigation, digital compliance, disability accessibility, and professional licensing matters.

When he is not practicing law, Derek enjoys craft beer, writing and performing original music, and spending time with his wife and dogs.


CPACC (through March 2026)

Professional Presentations

  • Persons with Disabilities and Navigating the North Carolina Justice System, North Carolina Family Justice Center and Collaborative Communities Conference, September 14, 2023
  • Understanding Disability Access and Technology, Wake County Bar Association CLE, February 23, 2023
  • Service and Working Animal Law, Wake County Bar Association CLE, January 5, 2023
  • Virtual Courts: Ensuring Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities, ABA Webinar, March 4, 2021


  • State Bar Admissions
    • North Carolina
  • United States District Courts
    • United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina



  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys

Awards & Honors

  • Randolph-Macon 10 under 10 recipient, 2023
  • University of Nottingham Law School Dean’s Award Recipient (top dissertation out of international cohort)
  • Campbell Law Review
  • Cheshire/Schneider Advocacy Scholar


Campbell Law School

Juris Doctor, 2019

Nottingham-Trent University

Master of Laws in Legal Practice, 2019

Randolph-Macon College

Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Political Science, 2016

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