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Marie E. Drake

Litigation Attorney at Golden, CO

5.0   9 reviews
  • State Years
    Colorado - CO 24 years
    Wyoming - WY 9 years
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State CO
    Acquired 1999
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State WY
    Acquired 2015
    Status
    Withdrawn In Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Marie

Learn Marie’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    70%
    Family Law, Civil Litigation, Real Estate and Business

  2. Business
    15%

  3. Real estate
    15%

I've been on the Front Range of Colorado since 1999, and grew up in Crested Butte, Colorado.  After college in Oregon including a year in Paris, France, I moved to New York City where I worked as a paralegal and attended law school at night.  I've traveled all over Europe and a bit of North Africa, as well as having lived in Japan and the Philippines.  I practice up and down the Front Range of Colorado with an office on the west side of the Denver area, in Golden.  My hobbies include wildlife photography, hiking and skiing. 

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Location

The Drake Law Firm, P.C.
2117 Ford Street
Golden, CO, 80401

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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Rudy | March 2, 2022
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| Consulted Attorney
President- Workwear On Wheels, Inc.
When covid-19 came about in 2020, my business was immediately affected. I work with hospitals and nursing homes. My business basically was shut down overnight. When stimulus packages were offered to help small businesses, I reached out to Marie for advice on the best way to get these loans.
Posted by Dave | November 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Marie Drake is Terrific
We had a great experience with Marie Drake. We hired Marie to help us get out of a timeshare. We didn’t think it was possible, but she did it. It also cost less than we expected. We definitely recommend Marie Drake—she’s terrific.
Posted by Jerome | November 15, 2019
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Jerome Perry, Perry Law Office
I consulted with Marie in an effort to try and find the true story of my client. Marie was tough, smart and legally proficient. More important she had an understanding of human nature and was compassionate to the person I was trying to understand . She was able to break through and find that story. A wonderful talent. I would hire her any day.
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Posted by John | November 7, 2019
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Legal Client
I had an issue with a contractor. Ms. Drake was very helpful in advising and acting on this legal issue. Some of her advise was not pleasant to hear but it was the legal reality of the situation. The issue had a successful conclusion. I would see Ms. Drake's council on any future legal issue. I highly recommend her.
Posted by K | October 30, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
Extraordinary Human & Lawyer
I consulted Marie to help me find a lawyer, she immediately put me in touch with five rockstar women lawyers on par with the skills and professional accomplishments of Marie. I trust her completely; she is what a lawyer is supposed to be.
Posted by Blazer | October 28, 2019
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Competent
Marie is competent, strong, fair and objective. She has given me sound advice in two cases when I needed someone to help me see things correctly. I trust her.
Posted by Lily | October 16, 2019
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Highly Recommend!
Marie helped my parents with their estate and she was wonderful. She was patient, kind, a great communicator and walked our family through the whole process. I would highly recommend her services to anyone!
Posted by Barbara | November 2, 2018
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The Best Representation.
Marie was more than I could have asked for when I was looking for a divorce attorney. She is very knowledgeable, and attentive to your case. She fought as hard as I did for the entire case. She is very fair. She did not pursue unnecessary action just get a bigger pay check. She is fantastic and worked with my budget. I highly recommend her!
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Posted by Julie | March 8, 2018
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Marie provided a will, living will, power of attorney and medical power of attorney along with instructions for burial/funeral and a form I could use for distribution of tangible property. We went through each document in detail and Marie explained all necessary language. I was able to sign and Marie had witnesses and notatary so I could complete the transaction today. I would highly recommend Marie Drake and if the need arises will contract with her again in the future.
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AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • The Drake Law Firm, P.C.
  • 2011 - Present
  • Senior Associate
  • Brown, Berardini & Dunning, PC
  • 2008 - 2011
  • Associate
  • Litvak, Litvak, Mehrtens & Epstein, PC
  • 2001 - 2008
  • Associate
  • Harding Shultz & Downs, PC
  • 1999 - 2001
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Education

  • Fordham University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A
  • Pacific University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Colorado Hospitality Services, Inc. v. Owners Insurance Co.
  • Federal jury verdict for Plaintiff, including on the bad faith claim.

Associations

  • Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College
  • F Warrior Board Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • American Bar Foundation
  • Fellow
  • 2016 - Present
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • First Judicial District Bar Association
  • Member, Board of Trustees (2017-2019)
  • 2014 - Present
  • Golden Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Inns of Court
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Rhone Brackett Inns of Court
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Colorado Women's Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Rhone Brackett Inns of Court
  • President
  • 2013 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Denver Bar Association Arts & Literature Award for Nonfiction
  • Denver Bar Association
  • 2015
  • Archibald R. Murray Public Service Award
  • Fordham University School of Law
  • N/A

Publications

  • HalfMoon, LLC
  • Understanding Current Financial Issues in Family Law Practice
  • 2007
  • Colorado Domestic Relations Law, First Edition
  • Marital Agreements
  • 2007

Speaking Engagements

  • Colorado Bar Association CLE
  • Hanging Out Your Shingle
  • 2013
  • Colorado Bar Association CLE
  • Hanging Out Your Shingle
  • 2012
  • Advanced Family Law Practice for Paralegals
  • Advanced Family Law Practice for Paralegals
  • 2007

Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (20)
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Family Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Marie is a dogged advocate for her clients as well as a very bright, ethical, and professional attorney."
Business Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Having worked with or consulted with Marie on various cases over the past year, I can say that she is knowledgeable and experienced and has the nuanced, tactful insight clients so often need from their counsel. I would never hesitate to send her a friend or family member in need of legal services in Colorado."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Other
"Marie and I are both graduates of Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College. I have had the pleasure to meet her at several events, and we now serve on the alumni board together. She is a force of nature - dedicated to her clients and her community. I have been so impressed by her. I'd happily refer my Colorado friends to her."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Characters tell stories, lawyers tell stories, and Marie.... SHE can tell a story. I attend a lot of things in other, and Marie is one of the draws. Besides being a highly respected lawyer with a large network, Marie connects with People on an intimate and profound level. She is not "just" a lawyer for folks, Marie brings a library of knowledge and experience to show a trier of fact the fundamental truths. I have the deepest respect for her practice and wound not hesitate to have her on my team or work for one of my clients. She is incredible."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Ms. Drake for several years. I have seen her prepare her cases, observed her care and concern for her clients, and witnesses her excellent results for them. Ms. Drake brings great passion, wisdom, and creativity to her work for her clients. She spends countless hours working on the story of her client, developing a sound case strategy, and getting her client the best results. Her varied and quite adventurous life has made her very prudent, empathetic, and clever in finding a way to best achieve a good result for those for whom she fights. Every one of Ms. Drake's clients benefits from her legal acumen and her wonderful caring personality."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Marie from Trial Lawyers College, the best training for lawyers -- in the world. She is an excellent lawyer, brilliant, and so compassionate. You will be lucky to be represented by this exceptional attorney."
Litigation Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I met Marie through the Trial Lawyers College in Wyoming and I have remained in contact with her here in Colorado. Marie has a wealth of experience and is a committed advocate for her clients. I endorse Marie!"
Litigation Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Marie Drake is a passionate legal advocate and a person worth knowing. Her heart is in her cases, and she possesses what it takes to fight for her clients. I have gotten to know Marie as a fellow student and active graduate of Trial Lawyer’s College, and my world is better for it. I recommend her!"
Litigation Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Marie is one of the strongest people I've ever met. She is incredibly intelligent, client-focused, and dedicated to providing the best legal services for her clients. You will be well-served by hiring her for your legal needs."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I couldn't ask for better co-counsel than Marie. First and foremost, she genuinely cares about her clients and their wellbeing. You only need to sit in one meeting for a few minutes to realize that. She's also an incredibly skilled trial lawyer who is easy to work with (whether you're counsel or a client). She is unafraid of the courtroom or putting a client's best case forward. I wholeheartedly recommend her."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Marie is very well respected in the legal community here in Denver. If you're headed to trial, Marie can help you. She is very comfortable in the courtroom and unafraid to go to battle for her clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Insurance Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"In addition to her commitment to her clients, Marie is committed to mentoring younger lawyers and working to make the legal community more civil. She's an asset to our Inn of Court and to the Colorado Bar as a whole."
Real estate Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked in close proximity to Marie (although not ever on the same projects) in the past and found her to be refreshingly forthright and honest in her opinions. She is NOT a hide-the-ball kind of lawyer, which I find so helpful. She is efficient, diligent and one of the most ethical lawyers I have ever had the opportunity to know."
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Golden Litigation Lawyer Marie E. Drake
Marie E. Drake
Litigation Attorney
Golden, CO
Licensed for 24 years