Mr. Drake earned his reputation as an associate, partner and finally managing partner at the law firm of Rushfeldt, Shelley & Drake LLP("RSD"), a preeminent professional liability (i.e., malpractice) defense firm in Los Angeles. During his28 years at RSD, Mr. Drake defend-ed countless health care and mental health professionals in litigation and administrative proceedings.
At Drake & Associates, Mr. Drake focuses his practice primarily on professional liability (i.e., malpractice) defense for hospitals, health care, and mental health professionals and other licensed professionals. He also handles plaintiff's personal injury cases involving substantial, complex or catastrophic injury or wrongful death. He lectures on medical-legal issues, with particular emphasis on managed care litigation trends.
He received his undergraduate education at theUniversity of Arizona and his law degree from Southwestern University School of Law in 1978. Prior to becoming a lawyer, he worked as a reporter for two LosAngeles-area newspapers and served as press secretary in two gubernatorial campaigns. His primary non-legal interests include his children, sports, politics, the theater and enjoying Santa Barbara.
California State bar, 1978
9th Circuit, 1982
J.D. - Southwestern University School of Law, 1978
B.S. - University of Arizona in Tucson