Michelle Drake

Shareholder in St. Louis, MO

Michelle joined Sandberg Phoenix in 2016, bringing 19 years of experience in litigating employment, family law, insurance, antitrust, medical malpractice, employment discrimination, commercial and health care matters. With the firm’s Health Law practice group, Michelle focuses her practice on matters involved with long-term nursing care and medical malpractice defense. Prior to joining Sandberg Phoenix, Michelle was in solo practice for several years as founding member of the Drake Law Firm L.L.C. 

Michelle also has experience with representing clients with employment and labor related matters, including claims of discrimination, wrongful termination and other labor related cases. She has a full understanding of professional malpractice litigation, having represented Illinois hospitals and physicians in medical malpractice litigation for 10 years, including cases involving wrongful death, birth related injuries and resuscitation, emergency medicine, neurology, surgery, radiology and retained objects. With this experience, Michelle is the optimal choice for successfully handling a broad range of personal injury cases.

Finally, Michelle has significant experienced representing commercial clients covering a broad range of legal matters, including commercial litigation and business consultation. She has extensive experience in the areas of complex commercial litigation, franchising and distribution law, antitrust and trademark infringement and contract review and negotiation. In these areas, she has represented national oil refiners, regional food retailers and local business franchises.


Medical Malpractice Defense


Hospitals Long-term Care & Senior Living Physicians & Allied Health Professionals