The Drake Law Firm, P.C., is a high quality, litigation-oriented team of lawyers and support staff located in Helena, Montana. We offer extensive local knowledge and courtroom experience to our clients. We emphasize personal, close attention to all of our cases, whether we represent you as a claimant seeking recovery or a defendant protecting yourself against a claim. We understand that being on either side of a lawsuit can be a difficult and overwhelming experience. We will help you through that experience with both empathy and tenacity.
Our firm has a long tradition of helping our clients successfully navigate all stages of the claims process- investigating whether they may have a claim, initiating claims, and, if needed, bringing a lawsuit to get you relief and proper compensation from whoever has harmed you. We charge reasonable fees and will spend the necessary time on your case to advise you whether you have a claim, your chances of success, and what time and expense you may be looking at to pursue your claim. We want you to have all of the necessary information so you can decide what's best for you and your individual situation. We'll continue to keep you informed each step of the way, and you will always be the one deciding whether you are ready to settle or whether your matter needs to go further.
We have represented many companies and, in the case of insurers, have represented their insureds on both large and smaller problems. Our work has ranged from representing insureds sued for everything from car accidents, to construction, to business fights, and more. We also have experience helping companies weather employment claims. This includes Section 1983 claims, wrongful discharge from employment claims, and even larger scale "systemic" attacks on a client's business - potentially involving a number of claims at one time. We also have considerable experience representing government agencies and public officials against a large spectrum of claims and are well-versed in the laws which affect how officials do their jobs.
We're always open to discussing your individual situation or litigation threat on a no-obligation basis. We will give you a frank review of whether we believe we are best able to help you or whether we recommend another practitioner or firm that may be a better fit for your particular problem.
With 50 years of collective law experience, the largest area of our practice has been defending individuals, taxpayer funded bodies, and others from lawsuits. Many times, but not always, those ...
Injuries / Accidents
We often represent people who have been hurt in an accident, or have lost a loved one from an accident. These have included injuries or deaths from the most common cause — automobile collisions. ...
Sarah Mazanec graduated law school first in her class and is the rare kind of lawyer I would unreservedly recommend to my closest friends and family. Sarah is incredibly kind and generous, active in ...
Trish possesses a rare combination of intellect, common sense, tenacity, and empathy. Trish is a gifted writer, which is a very important attribute for any attorney, and she also is a natural in the ...
Michael is a good-natured legal tsunami. He is the adventurer you want with you when a storm unexpectedly drops two feet of snow in your path. He's the someone you need to carry your pack, as well as ...
DarAnne, a fifth-generation Montanan, was raised on her family's cattle ranch in southeastern Montana, where her family has raised horses and cattle since the 1880s. DarAnne's unique background and ...
Curt and his team provided the assistance, interpretation of the law and guidance that I needed to successfully address an employment issue. Corporate management and HR staff didn't take my claims seriously until I hired an attorney. Curt helped me craft a letter proposing a separation agreement that got their attention. After two months of getting "the corporate runaround", we fairly resolved the matter in a couple weeks, with minimal legal expense for both parties.
Curt Drake exceeded my expectations when unfortunate circumstances arose. Provide your complete file, voice your complete story, then let him proceed to work. Curt has your back! His communication skills speak highly of his strong character. I recommend Curt Drake.