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G. Whit Drake

also known as Whit Drake, Drake Law Firm

About me

Whit Drake was born and raised in Vinemont Alabama, coming from a long line of lawyers. He has practiced personal injury law exclusively for his entire career. He is married with two children. His wife, Katie, is also an attorney and a member of the firm. Recently selected as a Top Birmingham Personal Injury Attorney by the Birmingham Magazine, he handles accident and injury claims throughout Alabama, with a focus on tractor trailer accidents, car wrecks, wrongful death and construction accident injuries.


"No representation is made that the quality of legal services to be performed is greater than the legal services performed by other lawyers."

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Personal Injury: 16%
    28 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Car Accident: 16%
    28 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Workers Compensation: 16%
    28 years, 300 cases
  4. Wrongful Death: 16%
    28 years, 250 cases
  5. Other: 36%
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Payment

Fees:

Contingent (33-50%)

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  • Michael David Mitchell

    I endorse Whit Drake. He is a smart, hard working lawyer that represents his client's with integrity.

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
ALAuthorized to practice law198908/13/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top AttorneysBirmingham Magazine2012
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
AV RatingLexis-Nexis Martendale-Hubbel2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerEmond & Vines (personal injury firm)1989 - 1998
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Alabama State Bar AssociationMember1989 - Present
Birmingham Bar AssociationMember1989 - Present
Alabama Association for JusticeN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Work Amputation SettlementSettlement for One Million Dollars
Wrongful death caseSettlement of $4.5 Million
Arm Amputation SettlementSettlement of $1.25 Million
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
AccidentAttorneys.comTruck Accident Claims: Negligent Hiring and Supervision2010
PersonalInjuryLawyers.comWrongful Death Damages in Alabama2010
PersonalInjurylawyers.comHow Do I Make a Personal Injury Demand to a Car Insurance Company?2010
Alabama Insurance MutualEffective Cross-Examination of Experts at Trial2008
The Alabama LawyerEmployer's Subrogation:Does Anyone Understand It?2008
ABICLEMedical Malpractice: Practical Considerations From A Plaintiff's Perspective1999
ABICLE SeminarOn the Job Injuries and Third-Parties1996
ABICLETort Damages1996
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Alabama School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Alabama Bar Institute for Continuing Legal EducationUse of Evidence at Trial2009
Aim Malpractice SeminarCross-Examination of Experts at Trial2008
HealthSouth SeminarMedical Malpractice: Plaintiff's Perspective1999