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David Douglas Drake

Personal injury Attorney at West Des Moines, IA

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  • Licensed for 46 years
    State IA
    Acquired 1977
    Active No misconduct found

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Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    Personal injury services for Iowa. If you were injured in a catastrophic accident, you don't need a website to tell you how much it has changed your life. We strive to return a sense of order and normalcy to your life.

    47 years

  2. Workers compensation
    An employee who is injured on the job may be entitled to $ and medical benefits. Specific situations qualify you for workers' compensation benefits that may involve complex legal and medical analyses. Let us help get the benefits you deserve.

    47 years

The search for an attorney does not have to be a lengthy process. With many legal problems, time is of the essence. You need an advocate who has developed cases, conducted trials and negotiated with insurance companies in the past and knows their tactics. If you are going through the pain of physical injury, uncertainty when it comes to your future and stress from dealing with insurers, you need to get the help you need now.

I have lectured before groups of attorneys all over the state of Iowa. The number and scope of topics presented are diverse and include the following.

  • Presenting evidence at trail
  • Understanding key terms in work comp
  • Understanding critical settlement issues for work comp and personal injury
  • Handling medication for work compand personal injury
  • Proper investigation of claims
  • Understanding the role of social security disability in work comp
  • Understanding the role of Medicare in injury claims
  • Handling expert witnesses and their testimony
  • Conducting direct and cross-examination of lay witnesses and expert witnesses
  • Alternative medical care proceedings in work comp
  • Investigating the correct weekly pay amounts for workers


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Lawyer,Lawyer,Dutton & Drake, LLP
1415 Grand Ave
West Des Moines, IA, 50265-3473

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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Lawyer, Lawyer, Dutton & Drake, LLP
  • 1984 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Harry W. Dahl Law Firm
  • 1977 - 1984


  • Drake University Law School
  • JD
  • 1977
  • Drake University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1974


  • Iowa Association for Justice
  • 1985 - Present
  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • 1977 - Present
  • Polk County Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Iowa State Bar Association, Workers' Compensation Section
  • N/A
  • Iowa Association for Justice, Workers Compensation Section
  • N/A
  • Iowa Association for Justice, Workers' Compensation Core Group
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • Chair of Legislative Committee - Workers' Compensation Section
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • Section Council Member
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Iowa Association for Justice, Workers' Compensation Core Group
  • 1997 - 2003
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of Iowa
  • Board of Governors
  • 1985 - 1996
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West Des Moines Personal injury Lawyer David Douglas Drake
David Douglas Drake
Personal injury Attorney
West Des Moines, IA
Licensed for 46 years
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