Licensed Since: 07/13/1989
Whit Drake is a highly-skilled personal injury attorney in Birmingham, Alabama. He has been voted by his peers as one of the top personal injury attorneys in Birmingham in the Birmingham Magazine’s March 2019 edition. He has an impressive track record of obtaining over $100 million in settlements and recoveries, including being one of the lead counsel in the largest wrongful death settlement in the history of Alabama. Mr. Drake is a published author, having written several publications for The Alabama Lawyer, the quarterly publication of the Alabama Bar Association. Mr. Drake was born in Decatur, Alabama, and graduated from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1989. He began his legal career with a prestigious personal injury law firm and has been practicing as an accident and injury attorney for 29 years throughout Alabama. In 1998, he founded Drake Injury Lawyers. He comes from a long line of lawyers, including several judges and the former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Tom Drake. His mother, Christine Mckoy Drake, was an attorney and served on the Alabama State Board of Education. With this background, it is not surprising that Mr. Drake continues to represent victims in personal injury matters throughout Alabama. Read more...
Licensed Since: 01/01/1997
Kirby Farris is the managing partner of Farris, Riley & Pitt, LLP, and has been committed to pursuing justice for those who have been injured or killed due to personal injury for over two decades. He specializes in representing victims of personal injury and Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) cases. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Mr. Farris worked as a laborer in the Maintenance of Way department at Norfolk Southern Railway Corporation, where he witnessed the detrimental effects of workplace injuries on railroad workers. He has also been designated as Designated FELA Counsel for the Transportation Communications Union, a distinction that reflects his dedication to helping injured railroad workers. Mr. Farris received his undergraduate degree from the University of North Alabama and his law degree from Birmingham School of Law, and later served as an associate professor at the school. He established his law firm in 1997 with the support of his legal peers in Alabama. Read more...
Licensed Since: 10/10/2000
Mr. Hawk is a skilled lawyer who graduated from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1997 and was admitted to the State Bar of Georgia. He has a background in defending insurance companies and has undergone training at the Trial Lawyers College in Wyoming to hone his trial skills. Mr. Hawk is an active member of several legal organizations, including the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association and the Macon Trial Lawyers Association, and currently serves as the president of the latter. He is also a member of the Macon Bar Association, the Southern Trial Lawyers Association, the Atlanta Bar Association, the North Macon Rotary Club, and the First Presbyterian Church of Macon. Read more...