Posted by James
I retained Darren less than 24 hours before having to appear in court. Within that time, he met with me and spent the better part of a day talking to me, explaining what he planned to do, how he planned to do it, and prepared me for what I could expect to happen. There was no way to know the outcome until it was decided by the judge, but regardless of the outcome I truly felt like Darren gave me best chances of winning. On the day of court, He and I discussed the case once more before going in front of the judge. The odds were not exactly in my favor and I had almost come to grips with the notion that I might not get a favorable outcome. When it came time for Darren to his thing and argue the law, he did it beautifully. He advised me on how to handle opposing counsels tactics and what to expect so I wasn't caught off guard. He knew how to ask questions to A) get the facts, and B) keep things flowing, which in my opinion also kept the judge and court officials happy. After it was all over, the judge ruled in my favor for more than we anticipated. We didn't get everything we asked for but I still considered it a victory. Darren is an exceptional Attorney with a drive to serve his clients like nothing I've experienced before. If your considerng him for your case, big or small, he knows the law and how to use it to get his clients the results they need.
Posted by a client
Our daughter is a recovering alcoholic who was determined to get her life back on track, had a few bad days, relapsed, wrecked her car, was arrested for her second DUI and ended up in jail. I bailed her out and she again tried to get her life back on track. She wanted a lawyer to represent her as she was probably going to face jail time. I did not care to pay for a lawyer - again; but felt our daughter was sincere in her efforts to get her life back. So I checked online, read reviews on Darren Drake, liked what I read, and contacted him to discuss our daughter's situation and the possibility of soliciting his help. My daughter and I met with Darren a few days later and were impressed with his knowledge, understanding, candor, compassion and commitment to address our daughter's legal issues. That was the day Darren became our daughter's lawyer. Darren suggested that our daughter try to enter the county's DUI program to assist her in getting her life back on track, and made the connections to introduce our daughter to the county's DUI program (if I must say so - a great program for addicts/alcoholics committed to recovery). I did not participate in most of the discussions between our daughter and Darren as those were none of my business. However, my daughter would share her impressions of Darren with me, although I never asked for her impressions. Darren worked with our daughter and addressed all of her questions, concerns, anxieties, etc; and was instrumental in getting our daughter through her legal issues. He would always return her calls as soon as he could, and was there for her before, during and after her court appearances. For those who have dealt with family members who are alcoholics and who need a second, third, etc. chance and need legal representation and some ideas on how best to get on with their life, then I would highly recommend working with Darren Drake. Although alcoholism cannot be cured, it can be controlled; but the alcoholic is the only one who can control control it. An addict/alcoholic committed to getting their life back on track is facing an uphill battle. Darren Drake can make the uphill battle a little less confrontational from a legal point of view. And in some cases, he can suggest alternative approaches (e.g. the county's DUI program - as in our daughter's case) to enhance one's road to recovery - but only if the addict/alcoholic is committed to a sober and much better life.
Posted by a client
Darren Drake is brilliant. His profound knowledge of the judicial system & warm compassion for his client's circumstances/imminent future, places him at the top of the list in terms of best overall representation. Here is an American man of the people, highly motivated to go above & beyond the call of duty in order to help inform, represent, & better his client's circumstances/future in any way possible. Professional & organized, Darren Drake was consistently up to date with all aspects of my case. Straight-shooting & determined, his manner of handling my case was to not sugar coat my current circumstances through deception, but to lay out the facts of my case for me, evaluate the options for my future with myself & my family, & pinpoint the best plan of attack for my case. Without his know-how & expertise on how best to clean up the wreckage of my past, I would be rotting in jail at this moment in time. Instead I am loving every moment of this second chance at life as a free woman because of this amazing hard-working man. I have a bright future ahead of me now thanks to his gracious help & dedication. I am forever grateful. Highly recommended.
Posted by a client
Darren is amazing first time meeting I felt very comfortable and at ease for the first time in days. He came and took care of business and I put my trust in him and he helped my situation. He's also very easy to talk to and he listens. I couldnt have ask for better. Thanks for everything you've done and continue to do
Posted by a client
Mr. Drake took on my case when he did not have to. He is not only a great lawyer, but a great man as well (which seemed impossible to find in a lawyer these days). Although my case was not big, he made it seem to me like it was the most important one to him. He pulled out every stop to assure that I got the best possible outcome in court. He went far beyond what I had hired him for and made it 100 times easier on me. When called to the docket it seemed as if he was the one in control of the court room which gave me a sense of comfort seeing as how I appeared I didn't belong In a place like that. I firmly believe that if you hire any other lawyer in middle Tennessee besides Mr. Drake you are making a mistake. I am forever grateful for what he did for me and the lessons he has taught me.
Posted by K.M.
When I came to Darren for help, I felt cornered. This was the first time I had ever been in trouble with the law, and I knew nothing. I was facing serious charges and had no idea what to do. I was mostly confused about what would happen to me, what anything meant, I worried about loopholes.. he shined light on many things my public defender wouldn't even bat an eye at. Darren explained everything to me and made sure I understood, as my confidence in making informed and educated decisions was one of his top priorities. He refused to let me walk away without a better understanding of any issue I had. Darren was ready to take my case in any direction I wanted, and made me feel confident that I knew what was going on. Completely professional, always will get back to you and very quickly.. Definitely ready to help. Very worthy investment. I would definitely hire him again if I needed any sort of legal assistance.
Posted by a client
I was dealing with an extremely sensitive situation regarding domestic violence with my wife, namely facing a class C felony and misdeameaner. I was scared, (I had never been in trouble with the law before) but knew I had made the right decision when I hired Darren Drake as my lawyer. He explained everything to me as many times as I needed him too, was geniunly concerned for my well-being and was enthusiastic and well prepared for my court date. His hard work kept me from any jail time with minimal community service and only a couple of anger management classes. I would highly recommend Mr. Drake if you are facing any legal issues. He will be the best man for the job. Thank you again Darren for all your hard work and dedication.
Posted by Ted
Mr. Drake provided me with the best legal defense I could have hoped for. I was charged with a much higher crime than what I was convicted of. The way he approached my legal issues was impressive beyond belief. He always was very knowledgeable and informative about any questions I had concerning my case, constantly prompt to answering or returning my phone calls and importantly telling me the truth about my situation. Even after his duty to me as my defender was fulfilled he went above, beyond and even out of his way to make sure I was comfortable and understood the extent of my situation. Mr. Drake even took his own personal time after my conviction to ensure my jail time was arranged so I was thankfully able to keep my job, car and home. I was more than impressed with the way he defended me. If anyone ever needs legal help or advice I would definitely recommend Mr. Darren Drake and his associates for any problem. Absolutely would trust him with my life again without hesitation, but following his excellent advice I should not get myself back in this situation again. Thank you Mr. Darren Drake for your impeccable service and help.
Posted by a client
Darren took on my case when I desperately needed help, and worked harder than I could have hoped for to keep me free so I could take care of my family. He has continued to help me with legal matters far past my original case, always being willing to go far above and beyond to see his clients well taken care of. I enthusiastically recommend him to anyone needing legal counsel. He has become like a part of my family, and I trust him with any legal matters I have. Thank you Darren!
Posted by Jerika
I got blessed with the best and only lawyer I know. He was straight forward and very knowledgeable. I thank him for his services he not only beat my case but got it expunged all in one !! Thanks again Mr Drake!!!