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Darren Drake

DUI and DWI Attorney at Murfreesboro, TN

5.0   197 reviews
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State TN
    Acquired 2010
    Status
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Call. Client satisfaction is my number one priority. I offer high-quality client-centered legal representation. As an experienced Criminal Defense Attorney, I work hard to ensure that my clients 4th, 5th, 6th, 8th, and 14th Amendment protections of the Constitution are observed by law enforcement and the legal system. I thoroughly research all evidence, statutes, and laws concerning my cases. I promptly respond to all correspondence and stay in touch with my clients, opposing counsel, and court officials.  I value my clients, take my craft seriously, and build long-lasting relationships with those I represent. I provide personal attention with proven results. Contact me and experience the difference a good attorney can make.

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Law Office of Darren Drake
421 West College Street
Murfreesboro, TN, 37130

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Posted by anonymous | February 18, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
If you need a positive, determined, compassionate and dynamic lawyer, Darren Drake is first-rate.
Darren Drake is the only person you need to go to if you have any issues arise that require a lawyer in his area of expertise. And I say that with confidence because I did a lot of research. I never had to seek out a lawyer in the past but recently I did and was lucky enough to reach out to Darren Drake's office. I met his assistant Kelly first and she was phenomenal!! And I was so glad to speak to her. She set up a time for me to come by and meet Darren Drake. Kelly is highly proficient and easy to talk to. She was a part of the whole process and treated me just like family. She is bright and kind and comforting and she responded so quickly during the process that it seemed like she was sometimes reading my mind. She was always a step ahead. Then I got to meet Mr. Drake! At the meeting, Mr. Drake introduced himself, asked how I was doing and made me feel very welcomed. He was relaxed and had a great manner and was immediately easy going. He started off the conversation with his comforting "Talk to me, I'm here." It was like a rainbow breaking through storm clouds. During my entire process, Mr. Drake was readily available, and demonstrated complete understanding of the situation I was experiencing. He made sure all my questions were answered and allayed any fears I had. He comes highly recommend from me. Darren Drake listens intently and takes you on the distressing journey all the way to the end. Darren Drake was very experienced and would be the number one choice due to his generous character and the way he handles himself and his practice. He was for me, and I would hire him again if ever needed and will eagerly recommend him to all! Thanks Darren Drake and the charming Kelly too.
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Posted by Jonathan | January 3, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Darren Drake is all you need!
Darren and Kelly are the best of the best, and this is not an exaggeration! Traveling on a vacation and found myself in trouble with the law. I was sure that my life was ruined for good. First time being in any type of trouble, I had no clue what to do. Being from out of town did not help either. Went to google and searched for lawyers, had phone consultations with 2 lawyers as well as email communications with other lawyers in the area. I did not feel any better after the consultations with the other lawyers. They even somewhat made me feel worse about what had happened. Not saying that I wanted them to just say things to make me feel better, but there was just no compassion with them. Some how, some way, by God’s grace, I was doing research on my legal issue and Darren Drake’s name was in a random comment. There was only one comment, and it said “Darren Drake is all you need.” I then searched Darren and based on excellent reviews, I gave the office a call. I was greeted by Kelly, who I told about my situation. I talked to Kelly for a while, but it did not feel that long at all. Kelly was awesome! She was very compassionate, caring, understanding, informative, and helpful. She could tell that I was feeling down, and was so comforting. I got a great feeling just from speaking with Kelly, a feeling that she knew my character and really wanted to help me out. She told me that I would feel even better after speaking with Darren. I hired Darren that same day, not even getting to speak with him yet. My first consultation/meeting with Darren was not until a week or so later. Thoughts now ran thru my mind, did I hire the right lawyer? I didn’t even get to speak with him! It gets even better! Now comes my first meeting with Darren which is thru FaceTime since I live out of state. Darren hears all the details of my troubles, and assures me everything is going to be ok. It’s almost like he is a psychologist. He knew I was super stressed to the point that I could ruin my life if I kept being that way. He spoke to me like a good person, not the bad person that I kept telling myself that I was. He was very caring, compassionate, understanding, and had a plan. He calmed me down and said let him take care of the issue. We talked for a long time and I felt 100 times better after talking with him. It’s not like he dismissed what had happened, he just had a way of getting thru to me letting me know to live my life while he takes care of the issue. Hard to explain the feeling. Now to the case itself. Darren and Kelly work together so well. The duo is very organized. Kelly is on top of everything from the online portal, document uploads, answering text message questions super fast, scheduling, etc. She kept me up to date on everything! I also spoke to Darren when needed and he kept me up to date on what to expect, what to do, and kept me calm. In the courtroom, I could tell that Darren is a highly regarded lawyer. He is very professional, knowledgeable and also very personable. My case was dismissed and expunged. Although that was the end of my case, I did not want that to be the end of me knowing Darren. He is a great person that really wants to help people get thru their mistakes. I could go on and on and on about how great Darren is. If you ever find yourself in legal trouble, go directly to Darren Drake!! Darren Drake is all you need!!
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Posted by Jade | September 21, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
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Darren Drake was absolutely hands down the best lawyer I have ever worked with and ever met. He is a genuine person who cares about people, with helping others get the best case scenario as his main end goal. He and his assistant Kelli were there from the very beginning every step of the way. They let me ask whatever questions I needed and wanted and explained everything that was going to happen in detail. He got my punishment reduced and helped secure my future going forward. He and his assistant both were available at all times during the day and checked in on me occasionally. They made sure I had everything turned in on time when I needed it and made sure I knew what I needed to do when I had absolutely no clue what that was. The told me everything was going to be okay when I was worried and assured me it was all going to workout when I was at my lowest and thought my life was over. He got me best case scenario in the end and I could never thank him enough. These people definitely got your back and will just like he and kelli had mine.
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Posted by Christopher | February 15, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
If I would ever require future legal representation in the future, I would absolutely hire Darren Drake again.
I hired Darren Drake based on Google/Avvo reviews, and I can personally attest that he serves his clients with professionalism and skill. Throughout the entire process, Mr. Drake was readily available, and he demonstrated complete understanding of the situation I was facing. Going into it, I probably had an unreasonable number of questions, but he was patient with me and took the time to thoroughly answer my questions. I learned that hiring an attorney isn't much different than hiring a doctor - you can google random things and have WebMD tell you have cyanide poisoning. Or... you can talk to a doctor and find out you actually have acid reflux. Hiring an attorney is a remarkably similar affair; they see thousands of cases like yours and they'll have the expertise to provide a personal solution for your situation. Mr. Drake delivered that personal solution for my situation. He truly gave me outstanding legal representation and I'm extremely thankful for his expertise and service. If I would ever require future legal representation in the future, I would absolutely hire Darren Drake again.
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Posted by Christiane | February 14, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Darren Drake was Amazing!
I cannot say enough about Darren Drake. He was a lifesaver for my 19 yr old son who had a wild college kid night and couldn’t find his way back from a party. He was charged with both public intoxication and trespassing. I spoke with and basically interviewed 6 different lawyers. Darren was the only one who seemed to be proactive with a plan so that my son might not have to use his one diversion. The others would have all simply gone into the court room and let him use is diversion, no work or investment in his case on their part all for about the same retainer. Darren is obviously well respected and has a super solid rapport with the DA. In addition to his willingness to step up and work with the DA in advance of my sons case, Darren treated him with such care and kindness and was almost mentoring in his interactions with my son! Darren shared with my son his desire to help people and make a difference and he really seems to walk that talk! He was so reassuring and on top of things! His assistant was also wonderful and like Darren, she was excellent in terms of communicating and explaining things to us since we have never had any experience with criminal court. I am so glad we went with Darren and I cannot recommend him more highly!
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Posted by William | February 8, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The only choice
In a life altering moment, with the fear of everything in me, Darren took charge from day one to put my mind at ease and understand what was ahead of me. Darren showed his care to my case each and every interaction and worked out a result that left me with no change to my life circumstances. If you are facing a legal situation in Rutherford County do yourself the biggest favor you ever could and hire Darren Drake.
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Posted by Melissa | January 30, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
All around the best
I cannot say enough about how fantastic Darren and his staff were for my family member! His legal expertise is amazing! He and his staff are personable, professional, kind, compassionate and helpful! They always responded in a timely manner and communicated every aspect of the case. We were never left hanging or in the dark about anything! They made a bad experience the best it could be and fought for what was right. Thank you Darren!
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Posted by Chance | January 26, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
I couldn’t ask for a better lawyer he was very attentive on my case, quick to answer any of my questions, and very personable
Posted by DJ Sullivan | December 20, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Deal
So when I am stressed and worried about my charges. 2 we're felonies and 2 misdemeanors. I got out of rehab where I ended up leaving to sober living. Wanting to change my life in Las Vegas. Because I had 112 days clean.. Daren had got 2 of the misdemeanor completely dropped. The other 2 down to misdemeanors. So I got no felonies and 334 days unsupervised in Vegas.
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Posted by Kristopher | September 23, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Above and Beyond!
This man is awesome! From the consultation to the end result, he hit a grand slam! Without getting into detail about my cases, he exceeded my expectations, and did exactly what I hired him for. Mr. Drake Has a great attitude and pays attention to detail. He made sure I knew what I was up against and was able to take care of everything. Highly recommend him to anyone, he will get the job done.
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Posted by anonymous | September 21, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I was so lucky to have found Darren Drake
Darren made what seemed to be an impossible situation go away. After I had to do a few things of course. Darren is very intelligent in all aspects and that is very evident in talking to him. On top of that he is very personable. Darren constantly explained things to me and made them make sense. He regularly came to me with different options from deals he had worked out. I will go to Darren 10/10 times if I have any other legal trouble.
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Posted by Sam | September 9, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Rutherford County’s FINEST
Consulted Mr. Drake on some prior matters. Not only did he dig into the issue I was having but helped me understand it more and set certain bulletins to hit to be able to resolve it. Thank you so much! Very respectable and kind. Definitely someone to go back too!
Posted by Robert | July 29, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
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Darren was great he is welll respected very informational and he was also suggested to me from a family lawyer it’s safe to say he is our new family lawyer !!
Posted by Dylan | July 15, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best attorney in Tennessee!!
Darren helped me through my case and made the whole process very easy which took a lot of stress off my shoulder. I’d recommend him to anyone
Posted by Aidden Johnson | May 18, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
THE BEST LAWYER
I love Mr. Darren Drake! He’s down to earth but also gets the job done! He does his best for his clients and there’s a reason why he gets many good reviews. He just helped my case today and without him I would’ve been in some deep trouble with my driving. Thank you so much Mr.Drake!
Posted by Seth | April 26, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I highly recommend Darren Drake
Anyone who needs legal assistance in Murfreesboro should immediately contact Darren Drake. I had no prior criminals history and I was very unsure of what was going to happen when I went to court. He explained the situation to me and what I should expect. He gave me best case scenario, and worst case scenario. That alone helped me feel much better. His knowledge of the law and working relationships with people working in the judicial system made a terrible experience go quickly and smoothly. I could not have asked for a better outcome. You can watch all the Law and Order you want, but a court room is not a place I recommend going without an attorney. His help in navigating through the judicial process is something I recommend to anyone who finds themselves in legal trouble.
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Posted by Krista | April 21, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Client
Darren is an excellent attorney. He’s professional and competent, and so personable.
Posted by Howard | March 25, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Most Reliable and Dedicated Lawyer I have retained EVER!
I can’t express how thankful we are for all the work that Darren did for our family. He spent countless hours and weekends working on our case to bring to a very favorable resolution for us. He did exactly what he said he would do and was always honest and realistic every step of the way. He is on your side always and will fight for you to get the best result to your case. He is respected in the legal community and within the legal system and that is extremely important. His background is impeccable! I would recommend anyone that had legal issues on the criminal Side or any others he will make things right for you or connect you to the right team if it’s not his specialty. He is class act lawyer and professional. How word is gold! Thanks Darren for everything and I encourage everyone to contact him and share with your friends and family if one need ever comes up.
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Posted by Ben | February 16, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best in Rutherford County!!
I was charged with 2 felonies. Darren was able to get them dropped to misdemeanors and got me unsupervised probation. No reporting to probation, none of that. He was amazing and really helped me. Every step of the way he cared. He always kept me up to date. I would never hire anyone else.
Posted by anonymous | February 7, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
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Definitely a great lawyer to meet all your needs , he has helped me a whole lot these past two years , very reliable person with any questions you may have with your case or up coming court he’s there 100% committed to his client ! Highly recommended.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-300 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Darren Drake Law, PLLC
  • 2020 - Present
  • Trial Attorney
  • Drake Drake & Frost - An Association of Attorneys
  • 2011 - 2020
  • Trial Attorney
  • Law Office Of Darren Drake
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Vice President of Graduate and Professional Student Government
  • Southern Illinois University Graduate School
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Certified Law Clerk
  • Ventura County District Attorney's Office
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Legal Assistant
  • Veterans Legal Assistance Clinic
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Electronics Technician
  • United States Navy
  • 1996 - 2002
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Education

  • Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (T.A.C.D.L.) Trial College
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 2020
  • Getting Evidence Before the Trial Court
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • 2015
  • Trial Skills
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • 2014
  • Drug Interdiction Methodologies
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • 2014
  • Conflicts in Domestic Cases
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • 2014
  • Nuts and Bolts of a Divorce Trial
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • 2013
  • Child Welfare
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • 2013
  • Powers of Attorney/Advanced Directives
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • 2013
  • Criminal Procedure and Practice
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • 2012
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • 2012
  • Advanced-Cross Examination Techniques
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • 2011
  • Southern Illinois University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2005
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • M2013-01141-COA-R3-CV DIRECTOR, TVHS, MURFREESBORO CAMPUS VS. LAWRENCE HARTMAN
  • Client released from involuntary confinement by the Court of Appeals.
  • Jxxxx v. Lxxxxx
  • $109,000 settlement. No appeal.

Associations

  • American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Murfreesboro Downtown Barristers Lions Club
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Rutherford Cannon County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
  • Licensed
  • 2011 - Present
  • Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity International
  • Attorney Member
  • 2007 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2016
  • Clients Choice Award - Criminal Defense
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Clients Choice Award - Criminal Defense
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Premier Attorney
  • American Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Top 10 Attorney Award
  • National Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Clients Choice Award - Criminal Defense
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Top 10 Attorney Award
  • National Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Clients Choice Award - Criminal Defense
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Deans List
  • Southern Illinois University School of Law
  • 2009
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Speaking Engagements

  • Rutherford County Bar Association - C.L.E.
  • Bail in Tennessee
  • 2018
  • Rutherford County Bar C.L.E.
  • Understanding Character Evidence
  • 2017
  • Mid-Tennessee Legal Professionals C.L.E.
  • Tennessee Rules of Evidence - Objections
  • 2015
  • Mid-Tennessee Legal Professionals C.L.E.
  • Tennessee's New Expungement Law
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (42)
Given (61)
Endorse Darren
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Darren is an energetic and passionate attorney. He understands the changes in caselaw and is a prepared and aggressive advocate. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I practice criminal defense law in Nashville (almost exclusively). But when i get calls from Murfreesboro, and am asked for a referral in Rutherford County... without hesitation I refer them to Darren Drake. Without a doubt the strongest Criminal defense attorney in that county. Darren and his team actually "care" about their clients. And they are absolutely studied up when the get to court. And when i hear back from clients I have referred to him... it's always "Thank you so much for referring me to Darren Drake". I call Darren often when i have a question about a particular legal issue. He is my "go to" on criminal defense questions... and he should be yours as well. Listen.... no joke... If I were sitting in a jail cell in Rutherford county I would sure breath a sigh of relief to see this guy walk in my cell."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Darren is a great attorney who has the rare combination of the will to fight for his clients and the legal skills to do it."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Darren is a great attorney and I have worked with him on family law matters and he is also very knowledgeable in criminal law, easy to talk with, and a great asset to our legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Darren is one of the smartest attorney's around. Fighting a DUI or a Drug DUI? He is a zealous defender with a great reputation in the courthouse and around the community. He's experienced, passionate, articulate, and most important, successful. He studies often and is up to date on the most important laws and cases affecting your particular case. Five stars."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Darren has a tremendous amount of experience as a criminal defense lawyer, and is a mentor to other lawyers in his field. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Darren is a great attorney and very knowledgeable of the law."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Darren is a tremendously experienced, extremely effective, and highly respected criminal defense attorney of the highest order. Feared by prosecutors, he is a charismatic and eloquent trial lawyer - with exceptional skill and knowledge."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Darren Drake is one of the most intelligent lawyers in Rutherford County. Darren's knowledge of the law, his attention to detail, and devotion to his clients are just a few of the characteristics that make Darren such an exceptional lawyer. I am happy to endorse Darren Drake."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer without hesitation. I have seen Darren over the last few years and appreciate the zeal with which he represents his clients. He is not content on just getting by on the same knowledge everyone else has--he seeks the newest and best information to help his clients. I am very impressed with this young lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Darrin is sincere about helping his clients. He goes to great lengths to make sure his clients have the best representation possible. Serious, professional and dedicated."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is top-notch and well-respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A great advocate and fights for his clients in court."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer and the remarkable work that gets done for clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Other
"Top-notch attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Child custody Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I met Mr. Drake at a conference I was teaching for the state courts. Since that time, I have spoken with Mr. Drake numerous times about case theory and approaches to defending parents in child abuse cases. I consider Mr. Drake a highly effective attorney who will protect his clients, and solve their problems rather than causing more."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am truly humbled to work in the same jurisdiction as Mr. Drake. He is a force in the court room and always fights passionately for the causes he takes on in the legal community. He has been a candid and invaluable source of wisdom and experience. I recommend and endorse him with the highest regard."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He knows his stuff."
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