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Darren Drake

DUI and DWI Attorney at Murfreesboro, TN

5.0   188 reviews

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Call (615) 546-5551. 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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Licensed for 12 years
State TN
Status Active
Acquired 2010
Updated 11/19/2022

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

Reviews

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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.
Posted by Zachary Brown | January 19, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Your best choice
Darren Drake is the perfect advocate for you because he knows exactly what he needs to do for your case. He understands your disposition and can get your case resolved for a reasonable price; I know from experience. My name is Zak Kane I am a MUSIC PRODUCER/DJ/GUITARIST and he was able to get my case completed with Unsupervised Probation. I highly recommend this man whether you are guilty or innocent. Doesn't matter to him hes in for the win. Hire Darren Drake
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Posted by Genesis | October 27, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Darren Drake (Murfreesboro’s BEST)
Where is there to start with this man ? If you are in need of a lawyer , do not look any further !!!!! Darren Drake is the lawyer for you . I personally had 5 charges including 2 felonies and was able to WALK out of the courthouse w/ a plan and still kept my job , Kid’s and everything in order w/ my life . I wouldn’t know where I would be without his guidance . Thank you for everything you are, stand for and do Darren .
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Posted by Rebecca | September 15, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Couldn’t have asked for a better experience
From the moment I called and spoke to Mr. Drakes assistant, Melissa - to the moment I sat down with Mr. Drake to come up with a game plan, I couldn’t have asked for a more smooth, comforting, and safe place to go to have my case dealt with. If you are looking for a Criminal Defense attorney, he is your man. I was so nervous and they guided me from beginning to end. Mr. Drake is straight forward, to the point, and knows exactly what it takes to get you best case scenario. Worth every single penny.
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Posted by Lowery | July 22, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer in murfresboro
Darren and his staff are excellent.darren knows the law will help when you need him.would hire darren again if get in trouble.
Posted by anonymous | June 22, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Drake is exceptional!
Mr. Drake went above and beyond my expectations. I was in a situation I had not been in before and his willingness to listen and compassionate words made me confident that he was going to do everything in his power to help me. He communicated with me often to keep me in the loop about my case and he was flexible when I needed him. In a time of desperate guidance, Mr. Drake was well prepared and reliable and that is why I highly recommend him to others.
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Posted by Donald | June 9, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
GREAT LAWYER HIGHLY RECOMMEND
I was looking at charges that could send me to 8-9 years in prison. Due to Daren getting to the bottom of it, I actually came out -$1,000 off my DUI in the past to get my license back. Always dedicated to his work and getting you the BEST SOLUTION
Posted by Rory | May 13, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Call...
Awesome attorney, he did absolutely everything that he said he would do. Knowing that most lawyers stay booked with various cases, he remained in touch with me for every court date listed, also punctual. Absolutely grateful for the results that I received! Will recommend to anyone needing representation definitely will make a statement being represented by Mr. Drake.
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Posted by Malaysha | April 18, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer!
Darren Drake and his assistant, Melissa, were AWESOME! I was very nervous about everything, but they both always reassured me that they would take care of it all. I trusted them and went forward and all in all my case was dismissed. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for a lawyer.
Posted by Robert | November 16, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing
When I researched for the best rated Attorney for criminal defense, Darren's name was top! After my consultation, it was obvious he was smart and experienced. His strategy for my case ultimately saved my life in every aspect legally, financially, and in my career. When everything is on the line, hire the best, Darren Drake!
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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

  • Trial Attorney
  • Drake Drake & Frost - An Association of Attorneys
  • 2011 - Present
  • Trial Attorney
  • Law Office Of Darren Drake
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Certified Law Clerk
  • Ventura County District Attorney's Office
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Vice President of Graduate and Professional Student Government
  • Southern Illinois University Graduate School
  • 2009 - 2010
  • 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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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

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 (60)
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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