Christian Drake Bio

State Bar of Texas 2012
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas 2019

Baylor Law School Waco, TX
Juris Doctor 2012
Specialization in Civil Litigation
Franklin College Switzerland Lugano, Switzerland
Bachelor of Arts in History and Literature 2009
Graduated Cum Laude

Ghrist Law Firm Farmer’s Branch, TX
Attorney 2018-Present
Drafted and filed various petitions, motions, and civil appellate briefs
Handled various civil hearings and trials
Negotiated settlements and case resolutions

District Attorney’s Office of Collin County McKinney, TX
Intern, Special Prosecutor, Misdemeanor Prosecutor 2012-2016
Took lead on misdemeanor jury trials
Prepared cases for trial, analyzed and recommended plea offers on new cases
Made plea deals, set cases for trial, and handled docket in all County Courts
Completed six criminal appellate briefs on misdemeanor and felony cases
Handled hearings and trials in Justice of the Peace Courts

Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Sherman Division
Judicial Intern for Federal Magistrate Judge Amos Mazzant Sherman, TX
Researched and analyzed cases and motions for Judge Mazzant Summer 2011
Drafted judicial opinions on various cases
Observed courtroom proceedings and meetings