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Drake focuses on representing clients in family law cases. Drake has helped guide countless individuals through all areas of family law and is well equipped to handle issues stemming from family law affecting other areas of your life. Whether the goal is to end a marriage, secure custodial rights to your children, establish or modify child support, protect your non-marital property, find creative ways to divide assets and liabilities, or to enforce the terms of a divorce decree, Drake zealously and passionately advocates for his clients. Drake's goal is to help facilitate a cost-effective resolution in even the most contentious family law issues. However, should a matter not resolve prior to trial, Drake is a staunch advocate for his clients in the courtroom.

 

Drake received his B.A. from Hamline University, and earned his J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law. While attending law school, Drake represented his school in the New York City Bar Association's National Moot Court Competition, as well as the American Association for Justice's National Trial Competition. Also, while in law school, Drake started the William Mitchell Salsa Dancing Club. 

Currently, when he is not practicing law, Drake teaches trial skills to aspiring law students by coaching William Mitchell's Trial Competition team which has competed at nationals two years running. Drake also coaches Edina High School's Mock Trial team teaching high school students how to be effective advocates in the courtroom. In the summers, Drake chaperones a group of high school students on a week-long Habitat for Humanity trip to build houses on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Being a former rugby player, Drake stays active by running, lifting weights, and practicing mixed martial arts.

 

Areas of Practice

Divorce
Establishing Paternity
Establishing Custody and Parenting Time
Establishing Child Support
Modification of Custody and Child Support
Enforcement of Judgment and Decree
Securing Orders for Protection
Defending Against and Order for Protection
Appellate Practice
Mediation
Early Neutral Evaluations