Nix Patterson, LLP

Drew Pate

Partner / Austin

Education and Academic Affiliations

Baylor University School of Law, Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, 2011

Trinity University, B.A., History and Classical Studies, summa cum laude, 2008

Academic Affiliations and Honors

Phi Beta Kappa

Editor-in-Chief, Baylor Law Review, Fall 2010-Spring 2011

National Trial Competition Mock Trial Team, Evidence Coach 2011

Strasburger & Price Moot Court Competition Champion

Bar and Court Admissions


U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Oklahoma

U.S. District Court, Western District of Oklahoma


Drew Pate is a versatile trial lawyer who has represented clients in a variety of cases. Born and raised in Texas, Drew now represents clients across the country. Drew focuses on complex commercial class actions, securities fraud, oil and gas royalty underpayment, breach of contract, business and commercial disputes, and personal injury litigation.

Drew joined Nix Patterson in 2011 and immediately began working on some of the firm’s largest and most complex class action cases. Since that time, Drew has contributed to the firm’s successful resolution of cases recovering hundreds of millions of dollars for clients, including a $280 million cash settlement against BNY Mellon for alleged breach of its fiduciary duties and securities lending agreements, as well as a $186 million settlement for the Chickasaw and Choctaw Nations against the federal government. Drew has also been heavily involved in the firm’s representation of royalty owners against oil and gas companies for recovering underpaid royalties.

Prior to beginning his practice, Drew distinguished himself at Baylor Law School, graduating magna cum laude and serving as the Editor-in-Chief of the Baylor Law Review. Prior to serving as Editor-in-Chief, Drew served as an Associate Editor and the Business Editor. Drew was also the Evidence Coach of the 2011 Baylor Law National Trial Competition Mock Trial Team. He is admitted to practice in Texas state courts and is a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association.