Texas Lawyers With State-Wide Reputation for Excellence

Mr. Van Gilder has achieved the highest possible rating from Martindale-Hubbel and AVVO that a Texas lawyer can earn during his more than 40 years of practicing law.

Your “Home Town” Bastrop, Texas Attorneys


We are your “home town” Bastrop, Texas lawyers–providing “big city” experience with “small town” service. When you need a responsive and attentive Texas lawyer to take on your legal problems, the Law Office of Derek R. Van Gilder is here for you.

Located just minutes from the State Capital of Austin, our Texas lawyers regularly represent individuals and businesses in Bastrop County, Travis County, Williamson County, Lee County, Caldwell County, Burleson County and across the great State of Texas in all types of civil legal matters.

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Nothing is a substitute for actual legal experience when you need an experienced Texas attorney. When the time comes for you to find a Texas lawyer you can rely on, the Texas attorneys at the Law Office of Derek R. Van Gilder will be there with you every step of the way.

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We do not charge for initial telephone consultations to generally discuss a potential legal matter.  

Formal paid consultations are available upon request. 

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