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Drew Pate

Drew Pate maintains a diverse civil litigation practice with trial experience ranging from national class actions involving over 50,000 class members to individual clients’ personal injury matters. Born and raised in Texas, Drew represents clients across the country. 

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 over a billion 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 was one of the lead members of the trial team in the firm’s representation of the State of Oklahoma in the first trial in the country against opioid manufacturers for their role in creating the opioid crisis. The firm’s representation of the State of Oklahoma in opioid litigation has so far led to over $900 million in settlements.

Drew has substantial experience litigating oil and gas disputes, including royalty underpayments. Drew recently served as Co-Lead Trial Counsel in the class action case Cline v. Sunoco, Inc. et al, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma and obtained a historic $155 million judgment following a week-long bench trial. The judgment included $75 million in punitive damages.

Practice Areas
Education
  • Baylor University School of Law, Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, 2011
  • Trinity University, B.A., History and Classical Studies, summa cum laude, 2008
  • Professional Associations and Memberships
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • Best of the Bar
  • Bar and Court Admissions
  • Texas
  • Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Oklahoma
  • Awards and Academic Honors
  • Best of the Bar Top 100 Verdicts-2020
  • National Trial Lawyers-Top 40 Under 40
  • Editor-in-Chief, Baylor Law Review, Fall 2010-Spring 2011
  • Strasburger & Price Moot Court Competition Champion
  • ON THE FRONT LINES OF LITIGATION

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