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Stefanie E. Drake

also known as Stefanie Drake Burford

About me

I offer competent and aggressive legal representation all over Georgia of those injured in auto, car, trucking and motorcycle, and workplace accidents.  I also represent individuals who have lost a loved one to wrongful death.  I am also a registered mediator, offering mediation for parties involved in civil and domestic mediation cases.


 


I was born in Valdosta, Ga, and after moving at the age of 8 with my family, grew up in Fayetteville, Ga.  After attending college at Georgia Southern University, and then law school in Miami, Florida, I returned to my home State of Georgia to later open my own law practice, and raise a family. 


 


I now reside in Northwest Georgia with my husband and daughter.  In my spare time, I enjoy riding my motorcycle, flying, traveling, participating in community and charity events, and most importantly spending time with family and friends. 


 


 

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Licensed

  1. Motorcycle Accident: 35%
    17 years
  2. Car Accident: 20%
    17 years
  3. Trucking Accident: 15%
    17 years
  4. Wrongful Death: 15%
    17 years
  5. Other: 15%
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Payment

Fees:

Contingent (25-33%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Travis Ashley Newton

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    Travis Newton DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jeffrey Allen Turner

    Stefanie is an excellent attorney and mediator. In my opinion, she excels at Plaintiff's work and motorcycle accidents. Top Shelf.

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    Jeffrey Turner Workers compensation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

The Stefanie Drake Burford Law Group

216 Main Street
P.O. Box 64
Cedartown, GA, 30125

Stefanie Drake Burford

216 Main Street
P.O. Box 64
Cedartown, GA, 30125

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
GAActive Member in Good Standing 199907/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2015
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2014
County Commissioner CertificationACCG2014
Successful Completion of Skilled Rider's CourseRider's Edge2013
Georgia's Outstanding Young LawyersAtlanta Magazine's Super Lawyer and Rising Star Section2009
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2009
Leadership Polk IVPolk County Chamber of Commerce and Developement Authority2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Municipal Court SolicitorCity of Cedartown2014 - Present
Commissioner Chairman, District 3Polk County2013 - Present
Attorney-MemberThe Stefanie Drake Burford Law Group2005 - Present
Municipal Court JudgeCity of Rockmart2004 - 2010
Assistant County AttorneyPolk County2003 - 2005
Associate AttorneyGammon, Anderson & McFall2002 - 2005
Assistant District AttorneyTallapoosa Judicial Circuit2001 - 2002
Associate AttorneyPrivate Law Firm Atlanta1999 - 2001
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
ACCG Defined Contributions BoardBoard Member2016 - Present
Sara Hightower Regional LibraryBoard of Trustees-Vice Chair2015 - Present
Prosecuting Attorneys' Council of GeorgiaCity Solicitor2013 - Present
Association County Commissioners of GeorgiaCounty Commissioner2013 - Present
ABATEMember2013 - Present
Public Safety CommitteeChairperson2013 - Present
Polk County Ordinance Review CommitteeBoard Member2013 - Present
7th DistrictRegistered Domestic and Civil Mediator2010 - Present
State of GeorgiaRegistered Civil and Domestic Mediator2008 - Present
Tallapoosa Circuit Bar AssociationMember Attorney2003 - Present
Harley Owner's GroupMember2003 - Present
Phi Alpha DeltaLifetime Member1998 - Present
Polk County Chamber of Commerce Board of DirectorsBoard Member-Ex Officio2013 - 2014
Airport CommitteeChairperson2013 - 2014
CASA of Polk-Haralson CountiesBoard of Directors2013 - 2015
Tallapoosa Circuit Bar AssociationPresident2006 - 2007
Tallapoosa Circuit Bar AssociationTreasurer/Secretary2005 - 2006
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Born To Ride MagazineWhy Do I Need UM Insurance?N/A
Born To Ride MagazineUnderstanding The Law On L.E.D. Motorcycle LightsN/A
Born To Ride MagazineThe New Slowpoke Law In GeorgiaN/A
Born To Ride MagazineAn Exclusive Interview With Stefanie Drake Burford: A Serious Commitment To Georgia BikersN/A
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
St. Thomas University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
Georgia Southern UniversityPolitical Science/minor in Justice StudiesBS - Bachelor of Science1996