Deric J. Washington

legal fellow

Deric is a Legal Fellow at Root & Rebound.
He graduated from the University of San Francisco School of Law in May 2017, earning a J.D.
and has a special interest in Social Justice issues.
In the past year, Deric completed a clerkship with the Law Office of B.C. McComas, a San
Francisco Defense Attorney, representing clients in criminal defense, appellate defense, habeas
corpus, civil rights, and clemency matters. He has also completed a clerkship at the First District
Court of Appeal under the Honorable Justice Streeter.
Deric received his B.A. with honors in Media Studies from the University of California, Berkeley.
He recently sat for the California bar exam in July and is interested in pursuing a legal career in
social entrepreneurship.
As a native, Deric enjoys taking part in Oakland’s diverse and expanding cultural celebrations,
attending local music performances, and eating at restaurants that he has never been to
before. If he’s not out and about, he’s on his couch searching for hidden gems on Netflix.