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Nolan Daniel Drafahl

Personal injury Attorney at Saint Louis, MO

5.0   18 reviews
  • State Years
    Missouri - MO 11 years
    Illinois - IL 12 years
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State MO
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Good Standing, Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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

About Nolan

Learn Nolan’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    40%
    Truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, wrongful deaths, slip/trip and falls, injuries by defective products, dog bites, and many other types of injuries

    13 years

  2. Car accident
    35%

    13 years

  3. Workers compensation
    25%

    13 years

| Nolan devotes his practice to personal injury, wrongful death, and workers' compensation matters. He passionately advocates for his clients and is committed to helping them seek justice. By age 30, Nolan was one of the youngest attorneys admitted to the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum for recovering more than $2.5 million dollars, in a disputed liability case, for a client who lost her daughter to a drunk driver. He has recovered millions of dollars for other deserving clients who have sustained serious harm. Nolan has won bench and jury trials, workers’ compensation hearings, and has successfully argued before the Missouri Court of Appeals. Nolan has conducted seminars for other attorneys, and attorneys regularly refer him cases and seek his counsel. Nolan graduated cum laude from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis. He also has a B.S. in Finance from Illinois State University. Before advocating for plaintiffs, Nolan practiced law at a mid-sized insurance defense firm. He knows how insurance companies analyze cases, and Nolan’s clients now benefit from this knowledge and experience. Nolan is licensed in Missouri and Illinois. He is a member of the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys and the American Association for Justice. He is also an active member of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL). Through BAMSL, Nolan gives back to the community by regularly volunteering on Fox 2 News’ Call-A-Lawyer program. Please visit to learn more, or call us at for a free consultation.

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Location

Drafahl Law Firm
1401 S. Brentwood Blvd.
Suite 950
Saint Louis, MO, 63144

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Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | June 27, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly Recommend!
Nolan is always very professional and available when you need him. He is always willing to help and he is extremely knowledgeable. If its not something that his law firm covers, he will put you in contact with someone who can help you. I would highly recommend him!
Posted by anonymous | June 14, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Nolan Awesome Lawyer
Nolan was very professional and handled my case quickly. Nolan kept me updated with the status all the way till the end. Very satisfied with the outcome. Will definitely recommend him to others along with using him again if needed. Fantastic results!
Posted by Lakeshia | May 25, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Client
My lawyer was a prick. He withdrew from my case cause I want him to communicate better. I then Got Nolan. Very good at communicating. Amazing at customer service. I would give him 12 stars if I could
Posted by Mark | March 15, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney!!
Injured in a car accident Nolan was a great help from the very begging. Could not have been more satisfied. Highly recommend!
Posted by Michael | October 27, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Workmans comp
I highly recommend Nolan for workers comp and personal injury and all the above. He helped me on both and was very caring and detailed. He keep in touch with me and made sure i understood clear details of the law. He would not settle for less assuring me and my family the full compensation we deserved.
Posted by anonymous | October 16, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
Nolan was a great attorney to work with on my personal injury case. He was very thorough and intelligent, and constantly kept in contact with me in regards to the state of the lawsuit. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by Juawonda | August 29, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My Att
Nolan Drafahal is a Great lawyer I highly recommend him. I was kept informed with what was going on with my case. Nolan and his team were very professional I would definitely would use him again Thanks so much
Posted by Lori | August 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer to Work With
In 2014, I was in an automobile accident and suffered some physical injuries. For the first year after the accident, I attempted to reach a proper settlement on my own with the insurance company of the driver who hit me. When the company refused to provide a fair amount, I was referred to Nolan Drafahl by an acquaintance. From the beginning, Nolan was upfront, knowledgeable, and honest about his fees and the process/chances of obtaining a settlement that I thought was justified. Nolan worked for two years on my case, and in the end, the insurance company agreed to settle for the amount that I was asking. I hope to never need another personal injury lawyer, but if I do, Nolan will be who I contact.
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Posted by Edwin | July 31, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Work Comp - Head Injury
After sustaining a life changing head injury in a work accident, I contacted Mr. Drafahl for guidance on how to proceed as bills, medical records and insurance papers began to pile up far beyond what I could handle. Mr Drafahl’s expertise and ability to review, analyze and provide concise feedback to my situation was of the upmost help as I eventually returned to work and was able to do so with piece of mind knowing he was in my corner working for my best interest. Mr. Drafahl was able to increase the at fault insurance carriers offer to me by roughly 60% in less than a week. I was amazed at how quickly their stance changed with his assistance. I thank Mr. Drafahl for his help and encourage others who fall into an injury situation to seek his aid. He will not disappoint.
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Posted by Mario | June 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Attorney Nolan
Nolan pursued my case relentlessly and kept me informed every step of the way.He is always reachable and honest.If I could rate him 6 stars please give it to him.my case is coming to a close and I'm extremely satisfied with the results and professional service . I will be recommending him to everyone in need of a injury attorney and I will share my experience with them.
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Posted by Donald | May 4, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
one of the best
Nolan was always a huge help. He went the extra mile to ensure that I was treated fairly. Never gave up and fought to the end to ensure my case was handled professionaly. Thank you.
Posted by Michael | February 24, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Auto accident/Injury Claim
Mr. Nolan Drafahl represented me recently in an auto accident and injury claims. I find him well experienced and very knowledgeable in Attorney/Client representation. He made sure I understand my rights with respect to my claims and he guided me to ensuring that I receive the best medical attention for my injuries. I couldn't be more satisfied with his work and professionalism. I will readily recommend him to any person seeking effective attorney representation.
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Posted by Brittany & Alex | September 1, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Go with Nolan!
Nolan was very approachable and helpful throughout our experience with him. We felt he was on our side and really working for us, which felt nice in a bad situation. There was never a time we didn't know what was going on, he always kept us updated on the case. We would definitely recommend him to anyone in need of a fabulous injury lawyer!
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Posted by Bryan | April 30, 2015
Excellent Attorney!
I was referred to a different Attorney but was lucky to have Nolan represent me during my injury case. He was attentive to my needs, answered my many questions promptly and was able to settle on an amount exceeding expectations. Nolan was also very helpful in referring me to other Attorneys for different legal needs. I would recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by Steve | April 27, 2015
My attorney
Nolan Drafahl represents what attorney's should be,courteous ,professional & dedicated. My experience felt like I was family & not just another client. His expertise & dedication made my case run like a fine Swiss timepiece!
Posted by Michelle | April 22, 2015
Exceptional
Nolan Drafahl, worked tirelessly to always make sure I had positive outcomes during litigation. His knowledge and expertise of the law is exceptional. I would recommend Nolan Drafahl to anyone who wants an attorney who is fearless in the court and adamant about providing the best outcome for his clients.
Posted by Mark | March 9, 2015
Smart
Nolan kept me up to date throughout the process. Even though it took a couple of years it was worth the wait. An insurance company was trying to get me to settle for about 25% of what we ended up getting. He advised me to wait it out and it would be worth my while. The final settlement was more than I ever hoped to get, About a month before we were to go to court the insurance company, realizing Nolan was not going to back down, requested we try to settle the case with a mediator. Nolan told me this could be good for my case. At the mediation it was evident Nolan had done his homework and few hours after his discussions with there lawyers and the Mediator the case was settled. Not only did I receive more than I thought possible he had the insurance company pick up all the mediation fees. After the settlement Nolan negotiated with the medical providers and I received another check. I feel Nolan went above and beyond to make sure I received the best settlement possible and would highly recommend him and his law firm.
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Posted by Anna | February 17, 2015
Nolan Drafahl is the absolute best!
After being injured in my very first accident, Nolan helped me through the entire process, from dealing the insurance company and adjustor, to acquiring a rental car, to recommending an excellent doctor for my injuries. He made the process extremely smooth, and everything went through him first, resulting in no confusion for me. Nolan was comforting, and made a potentially chaotic experience much more clear and digestible-- I never felt overwhelmed or alone thanks to Nolan's professionalism and genuine care for my well-being. He was always very quick to respond via phone and email, and answered all of my questions thoroughly. I was extremely satisfied with my settlement offer, and would recommend Nolan to any one that wants a detail-oriented, trustworthy, friendly lawyer that will take care of you and get you the results you deserve!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 120 minutes
  • Contingency 25%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Drafahl Law Firm
  • 2017 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Goldblatt + Singer
  • 2012 - 2017
  • Attorney
  • Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen, Professional Corporation
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Summer Associate
  • GROWMARK, Inc.
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Summer Associate
  • McLean County Public Defender
  • 2009 - 2009
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Education

  • Washington University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • Illinois State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2007

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Client vs. Drunk Driver and Bar
  • $2,600,000 settlement
  • Patterson v. Central Freight Lines (E.D. MO 2015)
  • Permanent disability payments for client, for life
  • Injured Client v. Trucking Company
  • $245,000 settlement

Associations

  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 2017 Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Lifetime Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2016
  • Lifetime Member
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2016
  • 2015 Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2015
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Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (15)
Endorse Nolan
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Nolan is a zealous advocate for his clients. He is passionate about justice and finding the best ways to help his clients recover when they've been injured by someone else's negligence. I've seen this firsthand, but I've also listened to his interviews on various media platforms and attended national conferences with him. He is always looking for the best ways to help his clients. I highly recommend Nolan."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"In working with Nolan over the past 5 years, I've been continually impressed by his intelligence and communication skills. With his skill set, he was born to be a lawyer. He is articulate, persuasive, and entertaining--the ideal combination for a trial lawyer. But what sets him apart as a personal injury lawyer is how much he cares for his clients. He does whatever it takes and keeps clients informed every step of the way."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nolan is an outstanding attorney. He truly cares about his clients and his work ethic is unmatched. I endorse Nolan."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Nolan is a "go to" lawyer in the area of personal injury. He consistently handles the hardest cases, securing extremely favorable results for his clients both in the courtroom and through settlements. If you hire Nolan for a personal injury matter you can sleep well knowing you are in good hands."
Workers compensation Attorney | Feb 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nolan is a great attorney. I know that any client I refer to him is going to be treated with respect and he will work hard to take care of any issue the client is facing. Rest assured that Nolan will fight hard for you."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Drahfahl is a talented and dedicated attorney. He never lets the insurance company take advantage of his clients and always fights to get what is fair. If you are hurt and need a lawyer to fight for you, I suggest you give Mr. Drafahl a call."
Personal injury Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nolan works tirelessly on behalf of his personal injury and workers compensation clients to secure them the best possible result. I never hesitate to refer matters his way."
Personal injury Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Nolan exemplifies everything a client could want in an attorney. He is experienced, passionate, and skilled in all aspects of practicing the law. I would highly recommend him."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I, without hesitation, endorse this lawyer. Nolan is extremely bright, hard working, and truly cares about his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have worked with Nolan on everything from simple to complex litigation claims. He has, without fail, done an excellent job with great results. He is smart, aggressive and experienced. I wholeheartedly endorse him if you are looking for a top notch personal injury or workers compensation attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nolan is constantly in attack mode for his clients and consistently brings home substantial settlements and results at trial. I have referred him several cases as I trust his work and his abilities."
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