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Client satisfaction is my number one priority. I offer high-quality client-centered legal representation. As a criminal defense attorney, I work hard to ensure that my clients 4th, 5th, 6th, 8th, and 14th Amendment protections of the Constitution are observed by law enforcement and the legal system. I thoroughly research all evidence, statutes, and laws concerning my cases. I also practice family law but I limit my caseload in this area to only a handful at a time. I promptly respond to all correspondence and stay in touch with my clients, opposing counsel, and court officials. I value my clients and build long-lasting relationships with those I represent. Bring your legal problems and worries to me - I will help you. Schedule an appointment and experience the difference.

Darren Drake





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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 40%
    5 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 30%
    5 years
  3. Domestic Violence: 15%
    5 years
  4. Divorce & Separation: 10%
    5 years
  5. Personal Injury: 5%
    5 years



Hourly ($200-250/hour), contingent (33%), Retainer (always), Free consultation (45 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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    I endorse this lawyer and the remarkable work that gets done for clients.


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Contact info

120 E Main St
Suite 310
Murfreesboro, TN, 37130-3727


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2015
Clients Choice Award - Criminal DefenseAvvo2015
Premier AttorneyAmerican Academy of Trial Attorneys2015
Clients Choice Award - Criminal DefenseAvvo2014
Top 10 Attorney AwardNational Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys2014
Clients Choice Award - Criminal DefenseAvvo2013
Deans ListSouthern Illinois University School of Law2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Trial AttorneyDrake Drake & Frost - An Association of Attorneys2011 - Present
Trial AttorneyLaw Office Of Darren Drake2010 - 2011
Certified Law ClerkVentura County District Attorney's Office2009 - 2009
Vice President of Graduate and Professional Student GovernmentSouthern Illinois University Graduate School2009 - 2010
Legal AssistantVeterans Legal Assistance Clinic2008 - 2009
Electronics TechnicianUnited States Navy1996 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2015 - Present
National Association of Personal Injury LawyersMember2015 - Present
American Academy of Trial LawyersMember2015 - Present
Murfreesboro Downtown Barristers Lions ClubAttorney Member2013 - Present
Rutherford Cannon County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2011 - Present
Lascassas Volunteer Fire DepartmentLead Firefighter, Board Member2011 - Present
United States District Court for the Middle District of TennesseeLicensed2011 - Present
Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity InternationalAttorney Member2007 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
M2013-01141-COA-R3-CV DIRECTOR, TVHS, MURFREESBORO CAMPUS VS. LAWRENCE HARTMANDecision reversed by Court of Appeals. Client released from involuntary confinement.
Jxxxx v. Lxxxxx$109,000 settlement. No appeal.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Getting Evidence Before the Trial CourtLawCertificate of Attendance2015
Trial SkillsLawCertificate of Attendance2014
Drug Interdiction MethodologiesLawCertificate of Attendance2014
Conflicts in Domestic CasesLawCertificate of Attendance2014
Nuts and Bolts of a Divorce TrialLawCertificate of Attendance2013
Child WelfareLawCertificate of Attendance2013
Powers of Attorney/Advanced DirectivesLawCertificate of Attendance2013
Criminal Procedure and PracticeLawCertificate of Attendance2012
Alternative Dispute ResolutionLawCertificate of Attendance2012
Advanced-Cross Examination TechniquesLawCertificate of Attendance2011
Southern Illinois University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2010
Southern Illinois University, CarbondaleElectronics Systems TechnologiesBS - Bachelor of Science2005
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Mid-Tennessee Legal Professionals C.L.E.Tennessee Rules of Evidence - Objections2015
Mid-Tennessee Legal Professionals C.L.E.Tennessee's New Expungement Law2012