Prior to entering the practice of law, Derek worked in a wide variety of industries including transportation for a class 1 rail carrier, sales, and manufacturing. His education, combined with his life and work experiences, have prepared Derek to be an effective communicator and a driven attorney who pursues excellence in everything. Derek joined WFL in August 2015 as an Associate Attorney and became Partner in March 2017. Derek's practice focuses on Estate Planning, Municipal Law and Prosecution, Probate, Property, Contracts, Collections and outside counsel for Health Systems.
Admitted to the Bar, Missouri (2015); Kansas (2015); Texas (2022), Oklahoma (2022). Also admitted to practice before U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri; Quapaw Tribal Court.
Preparatory Education: Crowder Community College (A.A., 2011), Missouri Southern State University (B.A., 2012);
Legal Education: University of Tulsa College of Law (J.D., 2014).
Member: Jasper County Bar Association; The Missouri Bar; Kansas Bar Association; Oklahoma Bar Association; Texas Bar Association; Quapaw Nation Court Bar Association.
Phillip D. Greathouse born in Davenport, Iowa, on May 11, 1967; admitted to bar, 1993, Kansas; 1995, Missouri; also admitted to practice before U.S. District Courts, District of Kansas and Western District of Missouri. Preparatory education, Southwest Missouri State University (B.S., 1990); legal education, University of Kansas School of Law (J.D., 1993). Editor-in-Chief, Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy, 1992-93. Law Clerk to Hon. Gary A. Fenner, Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District of Missouri, 1995-96. Co-author: MoBarCLE, Civil Trial Practice, 3rd Edition, Chapter 5, Settlement Procedures. Author: "America 2000 and Educational Accountability: Can Dick and Jane Sue Their Teacher?," 2 Kan J. of Law & Pub. Pol. 2, p.109 (Summer 1992). Member: Jasper County Bar Association; Kansas Bar Association; The Missouri Bar.
Sharrock became of counsel in May, 2019, bringing almost 30 years of legal experience to the firm. Prior to joining WFL, Sharrock served as a corporate attorney for multiple businesses, including The Empire District Electric Company/Algonquin Power & Utilities Corporation. Sharrock’s practice concentrates on estate planning, business planning, taxation, probate, commercial transactions, real property matters, mergers and acquisitions, and employment law.
Admitted to the Bar, 1992, Arkansas; 1999 Texas; 2000, Missouri; Also admitted to practice before U.S. Tax Court and U.S. District Courts.
Preparatory Education: University of Arkansas (B.S., 1989)
Legal Education: University of Arkansas School of Law (J.D., 1992).
University of Denver (L.L.M. Taxation, 1993)
Member: Jasper County Bar Association; Missouri Bar Association; Arkansas Bar Association; Texas Bar Association; American Bar Association
Jennifer joined WFL as an Associate Attorney in the summer of 2021 after graduating from law school that spring. Prior to law school, Jennifer earned her bachelor’s of arts degree in Political Science. While in law school, Jennifer participated in both the bankruptcy and criminal defense clinics and was a teaching assistant for the first year torts class for two years. When not working, Jennifer enjoys traveling, hiking, and researching her genealogy. She also enjoys spending time with family and friends, especially her niece Jolene. Jennifer’s practice currently includes: Collections, Property, Estate Planning, Probate and Municipal Law & Prosecution.
Preparatory Education: Lyon College (B.A. 2018).
Legal Education: University of Arkansas School of Law (J.D. 2021).
Admitted to the Bar, 2021, Missouri & Arkansas.
Member: Jasper County Bar Association; Arkansas Bar Association; Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association
R. BLAKE MARSH
Blake joined WFL as an Associate Attorney in May of 2022. Blake earned his bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and a master’s degree in education from the University of Arkansas at Monticello. Before attending law school, Blake worked as an Escrow Analyst for Arvest and a middle school Mathematics Teacher. During law school, Blake was selected to participate in the bankruptcy/federal practice clinic. After law school, Blake worked in his father’s law office doing general practice of law including Probate, Estate Planning, Contracts, and Corporate Formation. During free time, Blake enjoys playing boardgames, spending time with friends and family, and spending time on the Arkansas River.
Admitted to Bar: Arkansas in 2021; Missouri temporary 2022 full admittance pending.
Member: Arkansas Bar Association