Mr. G. Whit Drake

Mr. G. Whit  Drake

Partner, Attorney

Drake Law Firm

2 Perimeter Park South
Suite 510E
Birmingham, Alabama 35243

Phone (205) 970-0800
Fax (205) 970-8809
Website Mr. G. Whit Drake - Attorney, Birmingham, Alabama

Attorney’s Profile

Recently voted by his peers as a top Birmingham personal injury attorney in the Birmingham Magazine's March 2012 edition, Whit Drake strives to provide his clients with the best legal representation possible.

Whit Drake was born in Decatur, Alabama. He graduated from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1989. Hired by a prestigious Birmingham Personal Injury Law Firm, he has practiced as an accident and injury attorney for 23 years throughout the State of Alabama. Drake Law Firm was founded in 1998 by Whit Drake.

Mr. Drake comes from a long line of lawyers. There are a total of 12 lawyers in his family, including firm member and wife, Katherine, several judges and former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Tom Drake. Christine Mckoy Drake, Mr. Drake's mother, served on the Alabama State Board of Education and was also an attorney. Coming from a tradition of personal injury lawyers in his family, Mr. Drake continues to represent victims in personal injury matters throughout Alabama.

Bar Admission

• Alabama, 1989
• U.S. District Court Middle District of Alabama, 1989
• U.S. District Court Northern District of Alabama, 1989
• U.S. District Court Southern District of Alabama, 1989
• U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1995

Affiliations

• Alabama Bar Association, Member, 1989 – Present
• Birmingham Bar Association, Member, 1995 – Present


Languages English

Attorney’s Areas of Practice


Additional Practice Areas: Personal Injury

Litigation Percentage 100%

Career

Publications

• Employer’s Subrogation: Does Anyone Really Understand It?, The Alabama Lawyer,  November, 2007
• Effective Case Resolution, The Alabama Lawyer, July, 2013

Seminars

• “Preparing The Nursing Home Case – Plaintiffs Perspective”“Retaliatory Discharge”
• Workers’ Compensation Seminar, Cumberland Law School“
• On-the-Job Injuries and Negligent Third Parties”
• Medical Malpractice Litigation- Plaintiff’s Perspective“
• Employer’s Subrogation in Third Party Cases: Does Anyone Really Understand It?,” The Alabama Lawyer, 2007“
• Effective Cross-Examination of Experts at Trial”, AIM Seminar, 2008“Using Evidence at Trial”, Alabama Bar Institute Seminar, 2009

Past Employment Positions

• Emord & Vines, Partner, 1989 – 1998

Education

• The University of Alabama School of Law, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, J.D. – 1989
• University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, B.A. – 1986
- Major: General Studies / History

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