Drake W. Staples
Drake Staples is an attorney in the firm's Lexington, Kentucky office and a member of the Construction Service Group. He routinely advocates for clients across a wide range of businesses and industries and has extensive experience researching, drafting and arguing substantive motions, and preparing for mediation and complex commercial litigation in federal and state trial and appellate courts, as well as in arbitration proceedings.
University of Kentucky College of Law
Kentucky Journal of Equine, Agriculture & Natural Resources Law, Executive Operations Editor, Symposium Committee, Staff Editor
National Tax Moot Court Competition, Oral Argument Semi-finalist (2015, 2016), Appellate Brief Award (2015)
University of Kentucky
Departmental Honors in Finance & Marketing
Prior to joining the firm, Drake was an attorney with two firms in Lexington and was a tax associate with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Cincinnati.
Best Lawyers in America®, Ones To Watch, Commercial Litigation and Insurance Law (2023)
Kentucky Super Lawyers®, Rising Star (2022-23)
Kentucky Super Lawyers Honors 49 Stites & Harbison Attorneys for 2023
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The 2023 edition of Kentucky Super Lawyers recently honored 49 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in the Covington, Frankfort, Lexington and Louisville, Ky., offices. The publication named 37 attorneys to the Super Lawyers list and 12 attorneys to the Rising Stars list.
Stites & Harbison, PLLC Lawyers Named to 2023 Best Lawyers® Publications
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC is pleased to announce that 98 of its lawyers are included in the 2023 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Additionally, 11 Stites & Harbison attorneys are named as “Lawyer of the Year” and 19 attorneys are recognized in “Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch,” which recognizes attorneys early in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States.
Stites & Harbison Welcomes Drake Staples
LEXINGTON, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC welcomes attorney Drake W. Staples to the firm’s Lexington, Ky., office. He joins the Construction Service Group.