Derek R. Haake

Derek Haake is a seasoned entrepreneur bringing a wealth of business experience to Howard Haake.  Participating in multiple startups, ranging in all sizes from large to small businesses.

In addition to helping business owners obtain their goals and ownership dreams, Derek found other areas of law where he can help same people by providing pragmatic and practical legal advice concerning end of life issues (advance directives / living wills / estate and trust planning) and also minor criminal issues. He is able to find ways where, as an attorney, Derek can help people through some of their darkest hours.

Derek's goal, as an attorney, is to aid and assist you through your legal matter painlessly as possible. 


Whether you are excited and planning for the future of your business, or dealing with a difficult legal issue, he believes your legal issue should be just that – an issue, and not a problem, and  will do whatever he can to keep it that way.

Derek R. Haake




​200 South Hanley Road, Suite 1103

Clayton, MO 63105


Areas of Practice

  • Business Law

  • Estate Law

  • Criminal Law/Traffic Law

  • Real Estate Law

  • Small Business

  • General Litigation





  • University of Akron School of Law (J.D.)

  • University of Akron College of Business (MBA)

  • Political Science from the University of Texas at Arlington (B.S.)

Professional Background

  • 11 years working with startups

  • 15 years web application / database development

  • 8 years working in telecommunications

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri

Bar Association Memberships

  • American Bar Association

  • Missouri State Bar Association

  • Bar Association of Metro. St. Louis

  • The Lawyers Association of St. Louis






Howard Haake is a St. Louis law firm based in Clayton, Missouri focused on business law, criminal defense, family law and estate planning. We handle all business matters from incorporation to acquisition as well as criminal defense charges from arrest to trial. Howard Haake helps clients in St. Louis, St. Charles, St. Peters, O'Fallon, Brentwood, Columbia, Eureka, Richmond Heights, Clayton, Jennings, Kirkwood, Maplewood, Manchester, Northwoods, Olivette, University City, Creve Coeur, Maryland Heights, Bridgeton, Florissant, Ladue, Webster Groves, Hazelwood, Hillsboro, Washington, Union, Hermann, Pacific, and throughout St. Louis County, St. Charles County, Jefferson County, Franklin County, Warren County, Gasconade County, Boone County, Crawford County, Montgomery County, and Marion County.

​​DISCLAIMER: The information on this website is for general and informational purposes only and should not be interpreted to indicate a certain result will occur in your specific legal situation. Information on this website is not legal advice and does not create an attorney-client relationship. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation. Contacting us does not create an attorney-client relationship. Please do not send any confidential information to us until such time as an attorney-client relationship has been established.

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