Nicole Derden is a partner attorney at Derden Law. She opened the practice in January 2009 focusing specifically on Idaho’s immigrants. Nicole graduated from Molalla High School in Molalla, Oregon, in 1997 and found an interest the Spanish language and Mexican culture at a young age. In 2001 she graduated from Carroll College with majors in Spanish and History and a minor in [Catholic] Theology. In 2004 she graduated from the University of Idaho College of Law where she began her immigration work at the Immigration Legal Aid Clinic. She has lived and studied in Xalapa, Veracruz, and Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico. She was admitted to the Idaho State Bar in April 2005. In her free time, she enjoys walking/running, yoga, historical dramas, traveling and spending time her husband and their four boys.
James Michael Derden is a partner attorney at Derden Law located in Meridian, Idaho. He earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications from Boise State University in 2010 and a Juris Doctorate from the University Of Idaho College Of Law in 2015. While in law school Michael worked in the University of Idaho College Of Law’s Free Immigration Legal Aid Clinic and in 2016 he became a member of the Minnesota State Bar. He is also a member of the American Immigration Lawyer Association, a member of the Idaho Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyer Association and practices immigration law exclusively. In his free time, Michael enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time with his wife, his son and his family.