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About Me

Drey Cooley represents businesses and individuals in a wide variety of business, real estate, construction and intellectual property disputes in state and federal trial and appellate courts. Many of his business and real estate litigation matters involve fiduciary disputes, commercial fraud, construction/mechanic’s liens, unfair competition issues and contract disputes.

In his intellectual property litigation and prosecution practice, Drey assists businesses in the protection and prosecution of their intellectual property portfolios through trademark and copyright infringement litigation in state and federal courts, as well as in actions in front of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB). With a background in web development, Drey has a particular interest in litigation concerning domain names, e-commerce and internet-based trademark and copyright disputes. Aside from litigation, Drey also applies for, registers and prosecutes trademarks and copyrights on behalf of individuals and businesses before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and various state trademark offices, including Missouri.  Drey is the author or the trademark litigation blog,

Drey also represents for-profit and non-profit businesses and individuals in commercial and high-value residential property tax appeals in front of County Boards of Equalization and the Missouri State Tax Commission. Many of these appeals involve claims of overvaluation or, with respect to non-profit corporations, tax exemptions. Drey is the author of, a blog discussing Missouri commercial real estate tax appeals and non-profit property tax exemption issues.

Drey is a member of the Missouri Bar and Illinois Bar and is licensed to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh, Eighth and Eleventh Circuits and the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri, District of Kansas and the Southern District of Illinois. Drey has also appeared pro hac vice in other courts, as his practice spans nationwide.

Drey is a member of the board of directors of St. Louis Health Equipment Lending Program (HELP), a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that loans home medical equipment to any person who needs it.


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Practice Areas


  1. Litigation: 40%
    9 years
  2. Trademark Infringement: 40%
    9 years
  3. Appeals: 20%
    9 years


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Contact Info

Capes, Sokol, Goodman & Sarachan, P.C.

Pierre Laclede Center
7701 Forsyth Blvd., 12th Floor
St. Louis, MO, 63105-1818


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200708/17/2015
MOGood Standing, Active200601/08/2013

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Up & Coming Lawyer AwardMissouri Lawyers Weekly2015
Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyer - Rising StarMissouri/Kansas Super Lawyers2015
Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyer - Rising StarMissouri/Kansas Super Lawyers2014
Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyer - Rising StarMissouri/Kansas Super Lawyers2013
Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyer - Rising StarMissouri/Kansas Super Lawyers2012
Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyer - Rising StarMissouri/Kansas Super Lawyers2011
Top 30 Verdicts and Settlements - 2010Missouri Top Verdicts and Settlements2010
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Attorney / ShareholderCapes, Sokol, Goodman & Sarachan, PC2009 - Present
AssociateBryan Cave, LLP2006 - 2008
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Federal Bar AssociationTreasurer, Missouri Chapter2014 - Present
St. Louis HELP -- Health Equipment Lending ProgramBoard Member2014 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersNACDL2008 - Present
Missouri Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMACDL2008 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationISBA2007 - Present
Missouri State Bar AssociationMO BAR2006 - Present
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. LouisBAMSL2006 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Halliburton et al. v. Leidholdt et al.4.2 million dollar jury verdict
Leidholdt v. HalliburtonAppellate Court affirmed victory for client.
Missouri Beverage Company, Inc. v. Shelton Brothers, Inc.Summary Judgment for Defendant
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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Michigan Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
Washington University in St. LouisPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts2002
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Advanced Civil LitigationAdvanced Civil Litigation2015
2015 Annual Law Update SeminarCivil Trial & Appellate Practice2015
2015 Annual Law Update SeminarCivil Trial & Appellate Practice2015
NBI Live WebcastEthics for Real Estate Tax Attorneys2014
NBI Live WebcastStrategies for Contesting Real Estate Tax Appraisals2014
NBI Live WebcastCommercial Real Estate Taxation From A to Z2014