Attorney Paul I. Drake

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer

Paul Drake

Paul I. Drake has dedicated his career to representing injury and accident victims of all types. He has successfully recovered tens of millions of dollars in compensation on behalf of clients in personal injury, workers' compensation, wrongful death, medical and dental malpractice, construction negligence, animal attack, dram shop, and products liability cases. He brings a wealth of experience from his many years in personal injury law, and his dedication to his clients and keen ability to navigate the complex legal and medical issues in these types of cases has been a key factor in his success.

Mr. Drake was born in Greece and moved with his family to Chicago at the age of two. He was raised in the city and attended the University of Chicago, where he obtained a degree in economics in 1991. After enrolling in law school at Chicago-Kent College of Law, he worked full time as an intern with a Chicago law firm concentrating on personal injury and medical malpractice cases. He was admitted to the bar in 1995, and one year later founded his own law practice, Paul I. Drake & Associates, P.C. Over his career as a zealous advocate for injury victims and an opponent of the insurance industry, he has achieved many notable settlements and judgments for his clients. In early 1999, Kevin M. Collopy joined the firm. He currently resides in the northern suburbs of Chicago with his wife and two children.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal injury
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Construction accidents
  • Premises liability / slip and fall
  • Animal attack
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Workers' compensation
  • Medical and dental malpractice
  • Wrongful death
  • Products liability
  • Dram shop (liquor establishment liability)

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1995

Education

  • Chicago-Kent College of Law
    Degree: Juris Doctor (J.D.), 1995
  • University of Chicago
    Degree: B.A. in Economics, 1991

Bar Association Memberships

  • Illinois State Bar Association
    Tort Law and Workers' Compensation Sections

Other Legal Organizations / Activities

  • Cook County Mandatory Arbitration Center, Chicago, Illinois
    Certified Arbitrator in Circuit Court Mandatory Arbitration Program, 1/07 to present