Derek L. Gauthier

230 S. Second Street

P.O. Box 22680

Yakima, WA 98907


Tel: (509) 575-8500                        Fax: (509) 575-4676                            

About Mr. Gauthier 

Mr. Gauthier earned his Juris Doctor from Lewis & Clark Law School, receiving a Certificate in Environmental, Energy, and Natural Resources law. While at Lewis & Clark, Mr. Gauthier was a member of Environmental Law from 2016-2017, and an Associate Editor from 2017-2018. He was also President of the American Constitution Society Student Chapter.

Prior to law school, Mr. Gauthier earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Theory and Constitutional Democracy from James Madison College at Michigan State University. During his undergraduate studies he interned for the Office of Senator John Papageorge and was presented with a Declaration of Special Tribute for Outstanding Service.

In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his fianceé and two dogs. He also enjoys reading, camping, hiking, rafting, and watching hockey.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Meyer, Fluegge & Tenney, P.S., Mr. Gauthier clerked for Chief Judge Steve Dobrescu and Judge Gary Fairman of the Nevada Seventh Judicial District. After his clerkship, he was an associate attorney at a small firm in Portland, Oregon where he represented a city, and worked on water law and elections law cases.

Areas of Practice

Civil Litigation


Michigan State University, B.A. 2014

Lewis & Clark Law School, J.D. 2018 with a Certificate in Environmental, Energy, and Natural Resources Law

Admitted to Practice

State Courts:

  • Oregon


2010 - present

2010 - present