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David R. Drake

David R. Drake


Princeton, NJ

How David Helps Clients

David concentrates his practice on the defense of healthcare providers involved in litigation. He has represented professionals from all disciplines of medicine and nursing, as well as private and public entities in the defense of professional liability and other claims. He draws upon his litigation experience to tailor his advocacy to the needs of his clients and the nature of their cases.

Prior to joining Buchanan, David practiced at a small, boutique firm entirely dedicated to the litigation defense of healthcare providers. David was responsible for developing and implementing defense themes and theories for individuals and entities involved in professional liability and related litigation. He has provided personalized representation and advocacy for his clients in order to secure favorable outcomes.

In law school, David clerked at the same firm, providing substantive legal support to the attorneys dedicating their practice to healthcare litigation. He has seen numerous cases progress from inception to resolution and draws upon that wealth of experience in his day to day practice.

David was recognized by Best Lawyers in America© Ones to Watch in 2022 in the area of Healthcare Law.

What Clients Can Expect

David’s clients can expect him to understand the challenges facing the medical and nursing communities in their delivery of quality care. Having dedicated his practice to the defense of healthcare professionals and entities employing same, he helps his clients understand the nature of the claims asserted in order to best craft and mount a defense. He has an appreciation for the details without losing sight of the bigger picture. David prides himself on always being available to answer questions and address concerns.

Clients expect their attorneys to appreciate their specific situations, understand the challenges affecting their practice and effectively advocate their interests – we endeavor to exceed those expectations.

Outside the Office

David loves to spend time with his family and friends. He is a fan of all Philadelphia sports teams, especially the Eagles. He is an avid golfer who loves hitting the links on a nice day.

Proof Points

  • Guided numerous professionals through the litigation process in order to secure pretrial dismissals or summary judgment.
  • Argued and advanced complicated liability and causation theories to secure favorable resolutions for individual, corporate, and government clients.

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