Whit Drake

Recently voted by his peers as a top Birmingham personal injury attorney in the Birmingham Magazine’s March 2019 edition, Whit Drake strives to provide his clients with the best legal representation possible. Mr. Drake has obtained over $100 million in settlement and recoveries, including being one of the lead counsel in the largest wrongful death settlement in the history of Alabama. Mr. Drake has authored several publications for The Alabama Lawyer, the Alabama Bar Association’s quarterly publication.

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 29 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 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.

  • Mr. Drake has been awarded the most prestigious award offered by Martendale-Hubbell, the 2016 AV rating for superior legal skills.
  • He is recognised by Thomson-Reuters and Findlaw as a “Superlawyer”, a distinction earned by less than 3% of all attorneys nationwide.

Firm Overview:

A catastrophic personal injury can change your life in a moment. Such injuries can include a traumatic brain injury, paralysis, amputation, burn injuries, or wrongful death. Winning a fair settlement or jury award for such injuries, however, requires expert knowledge, a thorough investigation of the facts in the case, and a clear presentation of the evidence. Our Birmingham, Alabama firm of legal professionals is well-equipped at handling such cases and is dedicated to helping you receive the compensation you deserve. Our lawyers have earned the highest possible AV rating* in a peer review process and we are proud of the numerous settlements and jury awards in excess of $1 million we have obtained for our clients.

If you have sustained a catastrophic personal injury as the result of the negligence of others, the legal professionals the Drake Law Firm are here to help. You will find professional personal injury and wrongful death trial lawyers who will aggressively represent you every step of the way. We offer a free consultation to evaluate your case and discuss your legal options with you. If you are unable to travel, we will gladly come to you, simply contact our Birmingham office.