In 1989, Mr. Dervishi obtained his law degree from Tirana University School of Law. Mr. Dervishi worked as a special agent of the General Investigations Office with his office in Tirana. In 1994 he was elected as the Deputy Attorney General by the Albanian Parliament. He served as the Deputy Attorney General of Albania for 1994 to 1998.
In 1998, he immigrated to the United States and his family arrived within a few months. Upon his arrival in Washington D.C., he met with members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives because his trip was sponsored by the U.S. Government. Beginning in 2003, he began to attend Pace University School of Law and graduated with a Master of Law degree in May 2004. He is now admitted to the New York State Bar and practices law in all courts in New York state. On June 13, 2011, Mr. Dervishi was admitted to practice law to the United States Supreme Court.