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Eleni Andriana Drakatos

Car accident Attorney at Columbus, OH

5.0   13 reviews

also known as Eleana Drakatos


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About Eleni

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Eleana is a trial lawyer with almost 20 years of experience in litigating personal injury and medical negligence cases. She practices with her husband, Dennis Yacobozzi in the law firm of Yacobozzi Drakatos, LLC. Her focus is on efficiently maximizing her clients' recovery. She is dedicated to the legal profession and its teaching. She is adjunct faculty for the Paralegal Program at Columbus State Community College. She served as the President of the Ohio State Bar Association (2019-2020) and the President of the Women Lawyers of Franklin County (2013-2014). She frequently mentors young attorneys and is passionate about advancing women in the legal profession. Eleana has given numerous presentations on the topics of medical negligence, birth injury, personal injury, insurance law, leadership, and women in the law. She is licensed to practice in Ohio and the District of Columbia, the United States District Courts for the Southern and Northern District of Ohio, the United States Court of Appeals Sixth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. In her spare time, Eleana loves to spend time with her family, traveling, biking, reading, and cooking.

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Licensed for 19 years
State DC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2004
Updated 06/08/2022
State OH
Status Active
Acquired 2003
Updated 11/07/2022

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

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Yacobozzi Drakatos, LLC
1243 South High Street
Columbus, OH, 43206
Yacobozzi Drakatos, LLC
7600 N. 15th St.
Suite 150
Phoenix, AZ, 85020
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Posted by Mary K. | August 26, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Incredible attorney who wants the best for you!
Having worked with multiple attorneys, only one has stood out above them all and that is Eleni. She provided options and laid out the pros and cons for each. I was very comfortable and instantly felt like she wanted the best possible outcome for me, and would work hard to make that happen. Can't recommend her enough!
Posted by Holly | May 26, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
If You Want the Best Result - Call Eleni!
I was rear ended by a semi-truck on our way to vacation. The horror of watching this huge semi barreling up from behind us while stopped in traffic was terrifying to say the least. After calling several attorneys and leaving messages to call back Attorney Drakatos was the only one who returned my call in a timely manner. She set up an appointment right away and explained the process and what to expect. She kept me up to date as the process progressed. I felt totally confident in my decision to hire her and she did not fail me. I was happy with the compensation I received and would hire her again without question! Holly H.
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Posted by Kim | February 27, 2021
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So professional, compassionate and effective
I was rear-ended at high speed which led to a life-changing personal injury and a totaled vehicle. The responsible party's insurance company was refusing to pay by medical bills or my property damage. Not only did Eleni take my case, she negotiated a very fair settlement. Throughout my case, she made sure to listen to my concerns and kept me apprised of what was (or wasn't) happening. I cannot speak highly enough of her. God forbid, should I need an attorney in the future, Eleni will be my first call.
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Posted by Jon McKanna | January 7, 2020
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Car Accident Legal Help
Eleni was exactly what we needed after we both almost lost our lives to a driver who totally at fault in an accident we were involve in. She came to our house and carefully laid out the game plan for pursuing everything that we were entitled to receive and in the end we were able to have all of our medical bills paid for and received the maximum amount of compensation that the insurance companies were required to make. We can't thank her enough for all the she did. We were kept updated throughout the process and highly recommend her to anyone who is in need of an attorney with integrity and professionalism.
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Posted by Jeffrey | January 22, 2019
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Retired
My wife and I were involved in an auto accident and received many letters from lawyers to assist us in our case. We decided to call Eleni and are very glad we did. From start to finish our case was handled as professional as ever could be expected. We received the best settlement that was possible due to her hard work and great help from her office staff. She always kept us up to date with what was taking place at the time. As time went by we really started to feel like she was totally interested in our well-being and future, not just a pay check. Not only did we gain a great attorney but a great friend in the process. I would highly recommend Eleni for your lawyer needs. You will not be sorry that you gave here a try. Thank you so much Eleni!
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Posted by Rachel | July 7, 2018
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5 Stars is Not Enough, Amazing Lawyer and Staff
Eleni Drakatos is the most professional, thorough, diligent lawyer I have encountered. My previous lawyer completely dropped the ball and left me incredibly stressed with fewer than six months to handle my case. Eleni was recommended by a friend, and she and her staff have been everything I hoped for and more. I didn't think it was possible to settle my case by the deadline after my previous lawyer sat on my case, doing absolutely nothing in the year that he had it, but Eleni and her team were able to get together all the information for my case, process it, negotiate, and secure a favorable outcome BEFORE the deadline. They have been open and honest, continuing to detail where we are every step of the way and informing me of all options available. Their organization and attention to detail ensures that they have addressed every possibility in your case to garner the absolute best outcome. They had to go up against what I have heard was one of the most difficult companies to work with, and I am more than pleased with the outcome of my case. They provide updates to you before you ask so you never have to wait or wonder what's going on. They communicate any new information immediately to ensure the most timely resolution of your case. They are always available to contact for any questions or concerns and return your correspondence without delay - about two hours was the longest I have ever had to wait for a response from them. Eleni's main assistant, Cheryl, is a gem and has also made this whole process easy and seamless. With the horrible experience with my previous lawyer, I was, admittedly, very jaded regarding the legal profession. Eleni has restored my faith that there are great, hardworking lawyers who are actually invested in your best interests. You absolutely cannot go wrong by selecting Eleni Drakatos and her team.
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Posted by Doug N Angie Boetcher | February 16, 2017
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Impressive and Comfortable
We had an issue with our attorney he wanted to quit last minute before trial and we were very concerned about who to go to for help! Eleni not only returned my call but did so in the evening at my convenience! She took the time to LISTEN and made my concerns valid! She was very attentive to our needs and started looking into our case immediately. She got us a result that wouldn't have been possible with anyone else! We were very pleased with her and considered her the perfect person for our case. Although she was retained last minute she went right to work and her research paid off!! We couldn't be more thankful - she made us feel so comfortable and we were very impressed by her care and attentiveness to us.
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Posted by Micheal | June 7, 2016
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There is nobody better!
I hired Eleni to handle my under insured motorist and medical claim. No only was Eleni detailed, organized and professional, all qualities I was looking for and needed in my legal counsel, she is a transparent, honest and caring attorney who actually can communicate! Eleni made sure I was comfortable with the process and procedures, spending quality time to prepare me for any and all meetings, and clearly and concisely communicated the progress of my case from deposition to successful conclusion. Eleni is an impeccable professional who did not remotely attempt to direct my opinion, she provided me with the options available to us and together, in partnership made the decision on the next steps. Eleni is also a very tough negotiator an endearing quality you absolutely need in this area in my opinion. I was grateful I was not the opposing counsel. Having previously worked for a law firm for over 10 years and being privy to many styles of handling cases, I could not recommend Eleni any higher. She is the best of the best and will work every possible option to the best of her ability to get the job done. I provide my wholehearted recommendation for her work and in my opinion is your only choice - she will get it done and get it done right!
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Posted by Norma | August 28, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney in Columbus!
I came in contact with Eleni Andriana Drakatos over a few years ago over a personal injury matter. Eleni is a wonderful and down to earth individual with such great knowledge and a straight forward attitude towards her work. She kept me well informed with all the steps of the case and explained everything in terms that I could understand and in the end took care of the situation with great success. I truly felt, no I know that she wanted to win for me not just for herself and Eleni did just that- she won! I am so very pleased with her quick response to any questions or concerns and she would not end a phone call unless she was sure that I was completely comfortable with what was going on. I highly recommend hiring Eleni Andriana Drakatos anytime for your legal matters!
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Posted by Devon | June 16, 2015
The Best Ever
First of all Eleni was referred to me as the best and I have to tell you she did not disappoint. Her professional courtesy was second to none. It's not often that you find people that care, but Eleni sincerely cared about me and my well-being. I hope that anyone reading this understands that's there's one person to call if you need help, and that's team DRAKATOS!
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Posted by Tony | June 10, 2015
Son's Car Accident Claim
Eleni did a great job of handling our son's car accident that was not his fault. She explained the process and kept us informed with the updates from the insurance and medical companies. We made the decisions together either in her office or on conference calls. I would highly recommend her for your legal needs. A true professional with a caring personal touch through out the process.
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Posted by Kimberly | June 5, 2015
Excellent attorney
Eleni represented my husband and me in a major Medical Malpractice case that went to trial by jury in Franklin County, OH. The facts or our case, along with Eleni's expertise, research and trial plan, resulted in the jury finding for us. The jury awarded us a sizeable amount, which is rare in Franklin County, as juries tend to lean toward the Doctor, and are not generous with awards, if they do rule for the plaintiff. We strongly recommend Eleni to anyone in need of excellent counsel for a malpractice or personal injury claim.
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Posted by Mary | May 22, 2015
OUTSTANDING, DETERMINED, & COMPASSIONATE!
The Drakatos firm came with such high recommendations and I am so very thankful I listened. I had a difficult case due to the other attorneys not cooperating; one even showing signs of being unethical. Eleni Drakatos became even more driven for the best possible outcome for me. She put in so many hours for such a small (value) case and never once made me feel like it wasn’t just as important as others. She listened to all my concerns and was very compassionate with this hormonal (pregnant) mama. I cannot thank her enough or her support and efforts to get us that win! Eleni Drakatos is someone you can trust and count on, and knowing you have someone like this when needed, is a great thing too!
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Ex Officio Director, Board of Directors
  • Ohio Bar Liability Insurance Company (OBLIC)
  • 2019 - 2020
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Columbus State Community College
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Attorney
  • Colley Shroyer & Abraham
  • 2003 - 2013
  • Law Clerk
  • Manos, Martin, Pergram & Dietz Co., L.P.A.
  • 2001 - 2003
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Education

  • Capital University Law School
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • Ohio Wesleyan University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000

Legal Cases

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Verdict: $500,000
  • Motor Vehicle Collision
  • Verdict for the Plaintiff: $500,000

Associations

  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Chair - CLE Committee
  • 2016 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Immediate Past President
  • 2020 - 2021
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • President
  • 2019 - 2020
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • President Elect
  • 2018 - 2019
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Chair of Budget & Headquarters Committee
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Ohio State Bar Foundation
  • Fellow
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Central Ohio Association for Justice
  • Treasurer
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Vice Chair - Budget & Headquarters
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Board of Governors - Trustee at Large
  • 2014 - 2018
  • Women Lawyers of Franklin County
  • President
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Central Ohio Association for Justice
  • Director
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Ohio Association for Justice
  • Trustee
  • 2012 - 2016
  • Central Ohio Association for Justice
  • Committee Chair
  • 2011 - 2015
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2004 - 2019
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - 2018
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Languages Spoken

  • Greek
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Ohio Super Lawyer - Top 25 Women Lawyers Columbus
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Ohio Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Ohio Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • President's Award
  • Central Ohio Association for Justice
  • 2015
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
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Publications

  • Solo, Small Firms and General Practice News, Ohio State Bar Association
  • The Value of Membership
  • 2018
  • OAJ Medical Malpractice Section
  • Who Cares About The Standard of Care
  • 2014
  • Ohio Trial (Ohio Association for Justice)
  • "The Big Lebowski: What Happens When You Have Sued The Wrong Dude?"
  • 2011
  • Ohio Trial and Verdict Reporter
  • The Public's Right to Access Discovery Materials: An Overview of Ohio Law Following Lowe"
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (5)
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Personal injury Attorney | Jun 17
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Eleana is one of the most professional and caring attorneys I know. I would not hesitate to refer my closest friend or family member to Eleana and her firm because I know she will pay attention to the small details of their case and will aggressively fight for them. Her attention to detail is one of her best qualities, along with her calm and matter-of-fact demeanor. She is a fabulous attorney, mentor and friend. You can trust Eleana with your legal matter- there is nobody better."
Personal injury Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Ms. Drakatos for any personal injury, medical malpractice, or wrongful death matter. Her professionalism and legal knowledge is unmatched."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Drakatos is extremely professional, diligent, and passionate about helping her clients."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"A hungry lawyer who always keeps her clients' best interests at heart. If you have Ms. Drakatos as your attorney, you will agree that not only is she very smart and dedicated, but she cares. Top notch."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Dec 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Drakatos is extremely knowledgeable, skilled, and caring. I have referred many clients to her and will continue to do so."
Medical malpractice Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Her knowledge, enthusiasm and care for her clients make her a credit to the profession. She is a great advocate to have on your side."
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Columbus Car accident Lawyer Eleni Andriana Drakatos
Eleni Andriana Drakatos
Car accident Attorney
Columbus, OH
Licensed for 19 years
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