Jonathan Drake

Jonathan Drake, Esquire

Jonathan is an experienced civil litigator, licensed since 2013.  Prior to joining Mackey Law Group, Jonathan represented clients in home insurance claims, auto accidents, criminal defense, contract disputes, civil defense, immigration, foreclosure, and bankruptcy.

Jonathan was born in Tampa and lived in Crystal River and Pensacola before spending much of his childhood in Lexington, Kentucky.  He graduated from Transylvania University, where he was a four-year varsity soccer player and member of the Sigma Delta Pi National Spanish Honor Society.  Jonathan then moved back to Tampa and earned a Spanish K-12 Teaching Certificate from the Florida Department of Education and worked as a Spanish teacher, club sponsor, and coach at East Bay High School for 6 years.  Jonathan attended Stetson University College of Law and earned his Juris Doctor.  In June of 2013 Jonathan transitioned from teacher to attorney.

Jonathan’s career as an attorney has taken him to many courtrooms around Florida and the US.  Jonathan has been in civil and criminal hearings in over 25 counties in Florida, arguing in front of more than 100 different county, circuit, and federal Judges.  Jonathan has earned millions for his clients.  Jonathan was lead attorney for the following:

  • Manatee County Jury Verdict for a Homeowner’s Insurance claim for over $100,000
  • Miami-Dade County Jury Verdict for a Homeowner’s Insurance claim
  • Multiple Criminal Trials- misdemeanors to felonies
  • 20+ Immigration Individual Bench Trials

Jonathan has also written successful appeals to Florida’s Second District Court of Appeals and United States Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA).   Jonathan is also admitted to the Southern and Middle District Federal Courts in Florida. 

Outside the practice of law, Jonathan is married to his high school sweetheart, and they have two children.  Jonathan and his family spend time boating, at the beaches, at amusement parks and museums, and generally enjoying Florida’s outdoor lifestyle.  And, Jonathan continues to volunteer as a youth soccer coach.     

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