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G. Whit Drake

also known as Whit Drake, Drake Law Firm

Practice areas:

Trucking Accident, Wrongful Death, Workers Compensation, Car Accidents, Personal Injury, Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect, Spinal Cord Injury

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Whit Drake was born and raised in Vinemont Alabama, coming from a long line of lawyers. He has practiced personal injury law exclusively for his entire career. He is married with two children. His wife, Katie, is also an attorney and a member of the firm. Recently selected as a Top Birmingham Personal Injury Attorney by the Birmingham Magazine, he handles accident and injury claims throughout Alabama, with a focus on tractor trailer accidents, car wrecks, wrongful death and construction accident injuries.


"No representation is made that the quality of legal services to be performed is greater than the legal services performed by other lawyers."

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1989

  1. Personal Injury: 16%
    27 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Car Accidents: 16%
    27 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Workers Compensation: 16%
    27 years, 300 cases
  4. Wrongful Death: 16%
    27 years, 250 cases
  5. Other: 36%
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Payment

Fees:

Contingent (33-50%)

Attorney Endorsements

8 total 

  • David Slepkow

    The Drake Law Firm is one of the premier injury law firm in Alabama for personal injury, car accidents, wrongful death and premises liability.

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    David Slepkow Divorce & Separation Attorney
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  • William Walter Hurst

    I endorse attorney Whit Drake. He is a dedicated and hard working personal injury lawyer. His peers and clients respect him.

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    William Hurst Animal & Dog Bites Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Drake Law Firm

2 Perimeter Park S, #510E
Birmingham, AL, 35243

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
ALAuthorized to practice law198908/11/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top AttorneysBirmingham Magazine2012
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
AV RatingLexis-Nexis Martendale-Hubbel2008

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerEmond & Vines (personal injury firm)1989 - 1998

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Alabama State Bar AssociationMember1989 - Present
Birmingham Bar AssociationMember1989 - Present
Alabama Association for JusticeN/AN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Wrongful death caseSettlement of $4.5 Million
Auto Accident SettlementSettled for $3,100,000.00
Arm Amputation SettlementSettlement of $1.25 Million

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
AccidentAttorneys.comTruck Accident Claims: Negligent Hiring and Supervision2010
PersonalInjuryLawyers.comWrongful Death Damages in Alabama2010
PersonalInjurylawyers.comHow Do I Make a Personal Injury Demand to a Car Insurance Company?2010
Alabama Insurance MutualEffective Cross-Examination of Experts at Trial2008
The Alabama LawyerEmployer's Subrogation:Does Anyone Understand It?2008
ABICLEMedical Malpractice: Practical Considerations From A Plaintiff's Perspective1999
ABICLE SeminarOn the Job Injuries and Third-Parties1996
ABICLETort Damages1996

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Alabama School of Lawgeneral studiesJD - Juris Doctor1989

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Alabama Bar Institute for Continuing Legal EducationUse of Evidence at Trial2009
Aim Malpractice SeminarCross-Examination of Experts at Trial2008
HealthSouth SeminarMedical Malpractice: Plaintiff's Perspective1999