For nearly thirty years Drake represented hospital systems, doctors, lawyers, multi-national corporations, and others involved in wrongful death and serious injury cases. He took scores of cases to trial for defendants – winning serious injury and wrongful death cases at times involving many millions of dollars. While he enjoyed success in the courtroom, Drake now uses those trial skills and talents to help people who have been injured or who have lost loved ones; particularly those involving medical malpractice, birth trauma and serious injury.
His trial results and his reputation in the legal and judicial communities earned Drake numerous accolades, including a rating of “AV-Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubble. He served on the Oregon Chief Justice’s Civil Law Advisory Committee, the Oregon State Bar’s Council on Court Procedures, and as a Board Member and President of the Oregon Association of Defense Counsel. He also served the City of Hillsboro for nine years on its Planning Commission and its Planning and Zoning Hearings Board.
Drake currently serves as a Judge Pro Tempore on the Washington County Circuit Court.
Prior to his legal career, served in the US Army and as an intern for former Unites States Senator Bob Packwood.
Apart from work, Drake tries to convince himself that he has some talent playing the double-bass at local wineries and vineyards: It is really his excuse to enjoy the amazing wines of the Willamette Valley with his wife and friends.
American Association for Justice
American Board of Trial Advocates
Best Lawyers-Hospital and Medical Malpractice
Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
Oregon State Bar
Super Lawyers-Medical Malpractice
- Personal injury
- Medical malpractice
- Product liability
- Birth trauma
- Industrial accidents
- Wrongful death
5920 NE Ray Circle,
Hillsboro, OR 97124
B.S., Portland State University
J.D., Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College
Admitted to Practice Law
- Oregon Federal District Court
- United States Circuit Court for the 9th Circuit