SDRI Senior Staff Attorney
J.D., The Ohio State University (2014)
B.A., The Ohio State University (2010)
Derek is a Senior Staff Attorney with the State Democracy Research Initiative at the University of Wisconsin Law School.
Before joining the Initiative, Derek was in private practice in Columbus, Ohio, where his practice focused on federal, state, and local election laws, campaign finance, statewide and local ballot initiatives and referenda, voting rights, ballot access, and government transparency.
Derek received his bachelor's degree in Middle East studies and political science and his law degree from the Ohio State University. While in law school, he was an intern with the ACLU Voting Rights Project and the Campaign Legal Center.
Before practicing law, Derek worked in the communications department of the Ohio Secretary of State's office and also worked for several federal, state, and local political campaigns in Ohio.
News & Media
Thursday, Oct 19, 2023Derek Clinger Comments on Kansas Legislature’s Campaign Finance and Ethics Proposal
The Kansas City Star
Wednesday, Oct 11, 2023Derek Clinger Comments on Wisconsin Legislature’s Redistricting Proposal
Wednesday, Oct 11, 2023Derek Clinger Comments on Ohio General Assembly’s Threat to Repeal Proposed Initiative to Legalize Recreational Marijuana
Thursday, Oct 5, 2023GOP Redistricting Proposal Raises Questions Over Nonpartisanship: Derek Clinger Comments
The Badger Herald
Tuesday, Sep 19, 2023Yablon, Clinger Doubt Impeachment Threat Will Fly
Tuesday, Jun 20, 2023Derek Clinger's Explainer On Ohio Ruling Garners Attention
Election Law Blog