Derrick N. Weber

Attorney

Plymouth

763-548-7900

dweber@messerlikramer.com

Profile

Derrick Weber concentrates his practice on collections and creditors’ remedies, helping recover losses for such clients as banks, credit unions, businesses and others who provide credit.  He manages a group of attorneys and staff who work in all stages of litigation and recognizes that a resolution needs to be tailored to the unique circumstances of each case.  By encouraging open communication that is respectful, ethical, and sympathetic, Derrick helps clients obtain excellent recoveries while minimizing costs.

Derrick handles matters related to collection litigation and remedies; bankruptcies; secured transactions; real estate-related collections; regulatory response; and Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) defense.  He frequently lectures on ethics issues and served on the District IV Ethics Committee from 1998 to 2004.

Derrick has been an officer for the Creditor-Debtor section of the Hennepin County Bar Association since 2005.  He actively participates in the bar by accepting leadership roles and lecturing at conferences about issues affecting collection litigation.  Giving back to the community is also important to Derrick, an attribute he derived from his scouting experience.  Derrick is among the five percent of scouts who achieved the rank of Eagle Scout.

Representative Experience
  • Discover Bank vs. Marline Blake, No. A13-0234 (Minn. Ct. App. 2017)

  • Capital One Bank (USA) N.A vs. Monica Jones, No. A12-0813 (Minn. Ct. App. 2013)

  • TEM Capital, LLC, Respondent (A13-0158), Livingston Financial, LLC, as successor in interest to Chase Bank USA, N. A., Respondent (A13-0215), vs. Rodney E. Leonard, Appellant (Minn. Ct. App. 2013)

  • RAB Performance Recoveries, LLC v. Cora Culbert, 2012 WL 4052810 (Minn. Ct. App. 2012)

  • Lind v. Midland Credit Management et al., No. 11-3128 (8th Cir. 2012)

  • Hemmingsen v. Messerli & Kramer, P.A., 674 F.3d 814 (8th Cir. 2012)

  • Midland Credit Mgmt. v. Chatman, 796 N.W.2d 534 (Minn. Ct. App. 2011)

  • Savig v. First Nat’l Bank of Omaha, 781 N.W.2d 335 (Minn. 2010); Savig v. First National Bank of Omaha, No. 09-CV-0132 (D. Minn. March 11, 2011); Savig v. First National Bank of Omaha, No. 11-1811 (8th Cir. May 3, 2011)

  • Capital One Small Business, vs. James T. Johnson, et al., No. A07-2373 (Minn. Ct. App. 2008)

  • Nutter v. Messerli & Kramer, P.A., 500 F.Supp.2d 1219 (D. Minn. 2007)

  • Cheng v. Messerli & Kramer, P.A., Civ. No. 06-3454 (D. Minn. May 30, 2007)

  • Ford Motor Credit Company v. Lazaryan, No. A05-802 (Minn. Ct. App. 2006)

  • Fraenkel v. Messerli & Kramer, P.A., 2004 WL 1765309, 2004 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 15196 (D. Minn. July 29, 2004)

  • Chrysler Financial Company, L.L.C. v. Roepke, No. A03-886 (Minn. Ct. App. 2004)

  • Dr. Gerald Smieja vs. Mary Malberg, No. C4-97-902 (Minn. Ct. App. 1997)

  • Served on the Hennepin County ad hoc committee and assisted with the amendment to Rule 119.05 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice related to attorney fee awards (2003 amendment)

Publications & Presentations

Publications

  • Author, “Discovery of Assets” – Chapter Seven, Debtor-Creditor Handbook, Minnesota CLE, 2014

  • Author, “Civil Practice Desk Book” – Minnesota CLE, 2010-2013

  • Author, “How to Litigate the Civil Case” – Chapter 20, Judgment Collection, Minnesota State District Court, 2010-2013

  • Author, “Debtor-Creditor Symposium Hot Issues in Debtor-Creditor Practice” – Minnesota CLE, 2010

Presentations

  • Presenter, “Professional Aspirations – Change Your Ethical Focus” – Hennepin County Bar Association Debtor and Creditor Section, 2017

  • Presenter, “Understanding Convenience Fees and Regulation E” – 19th Annual DBA International Conference, 2016

  • Presenter, “Judgment Collection” – Hamline University School of Law, 2015

  • Presenter, “Current Developments and Emerging Trends in Collections” – Debtor and Creditor Conference, Minnesota CLE, 2012

  • Presenter, “Collections in the News” – Collection Law Summit: Current Events & Trends, Cases & Commentary, Hennepin County Bar Association Debtor and Creditor Section, 2012

  • Presenter, “Debtor’s Jail, Zombie Debt, and Robo-signing: Fact or Fiction, Squeezing Some Money Out of Your Judgment: That Old Judgment or Claim May Have Value” – Tips on How to Collect, Hennepin County Bar Association Debtor and Creditor Section, 2012

  • Presenter, “Credit Card Cases: Proof of Claims, Defenses, Documentation, Hearsay and Default Judgments” – Minnesota Judicial Branch Fourth Judicial District Spring Bench Retreat, Walking in their Shoes, 2011

  • Presenter, “Ethical Considerations in Debt Collection” – Creditor Symposium How to Collect Debts in Minnesota, Minnesota CLE, 2010

  • Course Chair, “Collection Law Summit Current Events & Trends, Cases & Commentary” – Hennepin County Bar Association, 2010

  • Course Chair, “The Judgment” – Hennepin County Bar Association, 2008

Professional & Community

Admissions

  • Minnesota

  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota

  • U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin

  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin

Associations

  • Federal Bar Association, Minnesota Chapter, Member

  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Consumer Litigation, Member

  • Hennepin County Bar Association, Bench & Bar, Co-Chair; Creditor-Debtor Section, Officer

  • Debt Buyers Association, Member

  • Minnesota Creditors’ Rights Association, Member, Director

  • National Association of Retail Collection Attorneys, State Creditors Bar Association Committee, Member

Community Involvement

  • Coaching Youth Sports