David Drake

David Drake

West Des Moines, Iowa

Public speaking/Seminars:

Channing, David and Jim have lectured before groups of attorneys all over the state of Iowa. The number and scope of topics presented are diverse and numerous, including:

  • Presenting evidence at trial
  • Understanding key terms in work comp
  • Understanding critical settlement issues for work comp and personal injury
  • Handling mediation for work comp and personal injury
  • Proper investigation of claims
  • Understanding the role of social security disability benefits in work comp
  • Understanding the role of Medicare in injury claims
  • Handling expert witnesses and their testimony
  • Conducting direct and cross-examination of lay witnesses and experts witnesses
  • Alternative medical care proceedings in work comp
  • Investigating the correct weekly pay amounts for workers

Basically, if it touches on Iowa workers' compensation or personal injury claims each of our partners have presented on those topics

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury & Workers' Compensation for the Injured

Bar Admissions

  • Iowa, 1977


  • Drake University Law School, Des Moines, Iowa
    • J.D. - 1977
  • Drake University, Des Moines, IA
    • B.A. - 1974
    • Major: Political Science

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Association of Trial Lawyers of Iowa, Board of Governors, 1985 - 1996
  • Polk County Bar Association
  • Iowa State Bar Association, 1977 - Present
  • Iowa State Bar Association, Chair of Legislative Committee-Workers' Compensation Section, 2002 - 2003
  • Iowa State Bar Association, Workers' Compensation
  • Iowa State Bar Association, Section Council Member, 1999 - 2000
  • Iowa Association for Justice, 1985 - Present
  • Iowa Association for Justice-Workers' Compensation Section
  • Iowa Association for Justice-Workers' Compensation Core Group, 1997 - 2003
  • Iowa Association for Justice-Workers' Compensation Core Group, 2006 - 2007