Paul Drake

Paul P. Drake
Associate

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PRACTICE AREAS:

  • Administrative Law
  • Government Law
  • Healthcare Law
 

BACKGROUND:
Paul was born in St. Petersburg, Florida, and raised in Leesburg, Florida, where he graduated valedictorian from First Academy of Leesburg in 2007. In 2011, Paul graduated from the Florida State University magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy, History, and a minor in Spanish. Paul stayed the course and received a Juris Doctorate from the Florida State University College of Law in 2014.

In the summer in between his first and second year of law school, Paul began work as a law clerk for Disney Sports in their Legal Department, assisting in the drafting of complex contracts, waivers, and compliance memorandums for various departments of Disney Sports. This clerkship also included extensive research on the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) in order to ensure active compliance for Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports. Later in law school, Paul gained experience on the administrative side of the law as a law clerk for the Department of Business and Professional Regulation, Construction Industry Licensing Board, where he assisted in the drafting of Declaratory Statements, as well as Variances/Waivers. He subsequently clerked for the Department of Environmental Protection in the Defense Division. Both governmental clerkships allowed Paul to gain significant knowledge and experience related to Florida Administrative Law.

As an associate at Grossman, Furlow, and Bayó, Paul represents professional licensees and regulated entities in front of several professional boards, including the boards of Pharmacy, Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine, Chiropractic Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine, and Professional Engineers. Paul also assists in the representation of drug wholesalers and manufacturers, and in the presentation of laws and rules continuing education seminars.

EDUCATION:

  • The Florida State University, B.A. (Major: Philosophy and History; Minor: Spanish, 2011)
    • Student Representative, FSU Student Government Association
    • Member, Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
  • The Florida State University, College of Law, J.D. (2014)
    • Member, Student Bar Association
    • Member, Christian Legal Society
    • Member, The Federalist Society
    • Member, Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law Society
    • Member, FSU Law School Golf Association

PROFESSIONAL:

  • Florida Bar
    • Member, Administrative Law Section
    • Member, Health Law Section
    • Member, Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law Section
    • Young Lawyers Division
 

Our Location and Operating HoursFind

Our Address:
2022-2 Raymond Diehl Rd.
Tallahassee, FL 32308
Hours of Operation:
Mon. to Fri. 8:30am to 5:30pm
Telephone: (850) 385 - 1314

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