“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
— Martin Luther King Jr.

I Will Guide You Through The Legal Process

Dedication. Passion. Justice. My professional philosophy is: Everyone deserves an attorney who will fight for their client.

My name is Timera C. Drake, and I am that attorney.

Why I Became a Lawyer

My dedication to equality in our legal system began when I was a child. I grew up in West Texas amid devastating poverty. I witnessed two legal systems – one for the rich and one for the poor. That division benefited the rich and penalized the poor, and it created a sense of powerlessness and hopelessness among the poor. It was during my formative years in West Texas that I developed a keen understanding of the relationship between money, power and justice.

I moved to Seattle and worked as a felony paralegal for the King County Department of Public Defense. I worked on cases where clients were charged with serious felonies like murder. Again, I saw two justice systems. The public defense attorneys worked hard to do everything they could for their clients, but people who could hire a lawyer ended up with a better outcome. I knew, after working in public defense, that I would eventually become a criminal defense attorney.

My Experience As A Criminal Defense Attorney

I worked as a public defense attorney in several municipal and district courts in Washington. In Snohomish County, I worked in Lake Stevens, Marysville, and Snohomish County District Court. I then moved my work to South King County. I’ve worked in Tukwila, Renton and SeaTac municipal courts and King County District Court. As a conflict public defense attorney, I have worked in nearly every municipal and district court in South King County. I have a reputation as a passionate advocate who works with prosecutors to resolve cases in a way that can lead to a dismissal for my clients, either immediately or in the future.

Administrative Law Claims

I also offer unbundled assistance in administrative law matters. I have found that even outside of criminal law, people who can afford a lawyer see better outcomes in their cases than people who represent themselves. While Gideon v. Wainwright, a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision, requires all criminal defendants to have an attorney represent them, there is no such law when it comes to divorce, child support and custody, unemployment claims or even personal injury cases.

You need a lawyer who is dedicated to you and your case, passionate about getting you the best resolution possible and committed to justice.

Consider Getting Help At Drake Law Offices, PLLC

Have you been arrested and lost your license? Do you need a DUI defense? Are you going through a tense divorce? If you fall into these categories, then you may need assistance from an attorney today. To learn more about how I can help you, call me now at 425-504-7346 or use my online contact form.