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Michael Petersen Drake

Personal injury Attorney at Atlanta, GA

5.0   12 reviews

also known as Attorney Michael Drake

  • Licensed for 8 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2015
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    Car, truck, and motorcycle accidents; Medical Malpractice; Wrongful Death Actions, and Defective Products.

  2. Criminal defense
    From DUIs and other misdemeanors, to capital felonies and white collar crimes.


The Law Office of Rickard & Nix
229 Peachtree Street, N.E.
Suite 2450 - International Tower
Atlanta, GA, 30303

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Posted by Linda | December 5, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer! Highly recommended!
Michael Drake was a phenomenal person to work with. He is exceedingly professionally yet personable and made it a point to make me feel as though my case was his top priority. He was extremely timely with my case and continuously updated me with each step of the courts process. He worked diligently with the court to get my case resolved for my best outcome. I appreciated how he was always available for a phone call with any of my concerns and questions or made sure to get back to me at his earliest convenience. He is very hardworking and committed to his clients and I greatly appreciate all of his help and time! My husband and I highly recommend him!
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Posted by Miguel | December 1, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mike was amazing and help through hard times. I was in legal troubles and at risk of having to go back to Mexico but he helped get me a settlement and I was able to stay with my family.
Posted by Andrew | November 27, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable and personal like no other
Michael's grasp of the legal matter that I contacted him about was impressive from the start. He immediately made me feel welcome, supported and overall better about my situation. He communicated professionally and timely throughout my case and I always felt like I was being listened to and that my thoughts and opinions mattered. I would absolutely recommend hiring Michael and will be reaching out should I ever need his services again.
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Posted by Duncan | November 27, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
This attorney knows his stuff. A trustworthy and effective negotiator. His steadfast advice helped me through a difficult time.
Michael is trustworthy and dependable. He has always provided knowledgeable support and clear direction that has consistently proven true in hindsight. Michael has a keen sense of people that has proven invaluable in figuring out complicated and sensitive situations as well as for negotiating legal problems through to resolution. And unlike many other attorneys, Michael is a pleasure to work with no matter what. Highly recommended.
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Posted by Ash | November 26, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Takes the world off your shoulders
We consulted Michael for advice on a recent contract dispute. We felt so much better after talking to him. We left with a game plan.
Posted by Tyler | November 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney I've ever worked with!
Michael was extremely professional and a joy to work with. His honesty and transparency was refreshing and made the experience much easier to work thru. I highly recommend Michael.
Posted by anonymous | November 21, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
When you need someone that cares!!
After speaking with several different attorneys the choice was easy to choose Michael. He was very knowlebabke and his confidence in my case put me at ease. He was willing to put forth the extra effort and this is why I will choice him every time to represent me.
Posted by David | November 20, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Michael Drake is a very knowledgeable and competent lawyer. He knows the law, the judges and the prosecutors. He understands how to best position a matter for a very favorable outcome. He provided great counsel and advice, and he educated me every step of the way in what could be a very confusing process. I highly recommend Michael to anyone who wants outstanding representation.
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Posted by Christian | November 14, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Michael was very professional and treated me with respect. I don't really have extensive experience with lawyers and the legal system so I can't really rate his knowledge and expertise, but I'm satisfied with the end result of my case.
Posted by Nicole | September 27, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I never thought that I would ever be involved in a criminal case, especially not as a defendant, but I was unfortunately involved in a hit-and-run. I had no idea what to do, and I was scared. I was scared of getting arrested, I was scared of losing my license, and most importantly, I was scared of going to jail. Thanks to Michael Drake, none of these scenarios transpired. Attorney Drake was able to reduce the charge to a minor traffic violation, which avoided jail time, and even avoided probation. I simply paid a fine and went home. Not even a single point was added to my driving record. I am so happy with my decision to hire Michael Drake as my attorney, and I promise that you will be too.
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Posted by Morgan | September 26, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Mr. Drake was courteous, professional and most of all effective. From the get-go we appreciated his immediate response and sense of urgency following our car accident. He provided my wife and I with genuine comfort and care while going through an intense and scary situation. Mr. Drake managed communication through opposing parties, police and courtroom personnel. We entered every room with expectations and understanding of what was going to happen, there were never any surprises. In the end the legal process was quick and painless. No one wants to be involved in a car accident but we a grateful we connected with Mr. Drake because of it. We will seek his guidance for all legal matters in the future.
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Posted by Sarah | September 25, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent and professional attorney
I went to Mr. Drake when I had a civil/domestic issue. He was professional and answered all of my questions. He called me regularly with updates throughout the whole process. He promised me that he would take care of everything, and he kept his promise. He accomplished everything I wanted. I highly recommend him.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The Law Office of Rickard & Nix
  • 2019 - Present
  • Senior Trial Attorney
  • The Dean Law Firm, LLC
  • 2015 - 2019


  • University of Miami School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2015

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. T.N.
  • Serious Traffic Offense - Case dismissed prior to trial
  • State v. T.M.
  • Serious Felony Charges reduced to Misdemeanor
  • State v. V.B.
  • Capital Felony reduced to Less-Severe Charge following six days of trial.
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  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2019 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • 2019 - Present
  • Nation Association for Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2018 - Present
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2018 - Present
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2016 - Present
  • Gwinnett County Bar Association
  • 2016 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • 2012 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Attorneys
  • 2018

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (7)
Endorse Michael
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Michael does a great job for his clients. As opposing counsel, I have found him to be diligent, intelligent, and a great advocate for his clients. He works hard to build relationships with opposing counsel to help get the best results possible in his cases."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Having attended law school with Michael, I have found him to always be diligent, hardworking, and passionate about what he does. I am confident he will guide you through your legal needs."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Micheal is a zealous advocate for his clients both in and out of the courtroom. I encourage anyone facing criminal charges to trust Micheal to represent them."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael is the kind of lawyer you want on your side - he knows the law and is an able negotiator, yet won't back down if that's what the case calls for. More importantly, he cares about his clients and getting them the best possible outcomes in their cases. I would hire him without reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael has a sharp legal mind and is always prepared in court. He is a zealous advocate who consistently gets great results for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked with Michael on very serious high-stakes criminal defense matters. He has proven himself to be diligent, aggressive, and effective at fighting for the best result for his client. Based on my experience with him, I would gladly recommend him for any serious matter."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael Drake is a colleague and law school classmate. He is knowledgeable in criminal defense, and has handled a wide range of misdemeanor and felony cases throughout Metro Atlanta, especially in Gwinnett County. I'd recommend him to anyone facing a minor or serious charge."
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Atlanta Personal injury Lawyer Michael Petersen Drake
Michael Petersen Drake
Personal injury Attorney
Atlanta, GA
Licensed for 8 years
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