Derek Trotter is a senior advisor* in Bradley’s Governmental Affairs and Economic Development practice groups. He represents clients before the executive and legislative branches of government in Alabama.

Before joining Bradley, Derek was chief of staff to Alabama Senate President Pro Tempore Greg Reed. In this capacity, he advised Reed and members of the Senate on numerous policy and procedural matters. Derek also assisted Reed in the day-to-day operations of the Senate. 

Derek has more than 16 years of experience in Alabama government and politics, including more than a decade combined as a senior staff member for the governor of Alabama and president pro tempore of the Senate. He has been instrumental in the passage and enactment of numerous major public policy initiatives.

Derek is a graduate of Auburn University.

Bradley’s Governmental Affairs Practice Group assists clients — ranging from small businesses based in Alabama to Fortune 500 companies — in navigating state and local government. Team members maintain strong working relationships with public officials throughout the state and have deep experiential knowledge of government processes. The group represents numerous clients on matters related to appropriations, banking, construction, economic development, healthcare, real estate, procurement, taxation, technology, and transportation, among others.

Bradley offers a full range of governmental affairs services at the state and federal level. The firm helps clients solve problems and capitalize on opportunities by assisting clients with both advocacy and compliance.

*Derek Trotter is not an attorney.