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Law Office: John A. Drake

John focuses his exercise on employment law and organization litigation, at the side of industrial settlement disputes and series efforts, organisation torts (exchange secret, non-compete, and tortious interference claims), shareholder/accomplice litigation and spinoff moves, highbrow property litigation, product felony duty instances, and defending closer to employment discrimination claims. John additionally has enjoy shielding telecommunication clients in zoning topics in advance than community zoning forums, Indiana trial and appellate courts, and in federal court. He efficiently defended a patron’s zoning acclaim for a telecommunications facility earlier than an Indiana trial court docket and the Indiana Court of Appeals, finishing the…

John focuses his practice on employment regulation and organization litigation, collectively with industrial agreement disputes and collection efforts, business organization torts (alternate thriller, non-compete, and tortious interference claims), shareholder/companion litigation and by-product moves, highbrow belongings litigation, product legal responsibility times, and protecting towards employment discrimination claims. John additionally has revel in protective telecommunication customers in zoning topics earlier than close by zoning boards, Indiana trial and appellate courts, and in federal court. He correctly defended a customer’s zoning approval for a telecommunications facility in advance than an Indiana trial court docket and the Indiana Court of Appeals, completing the problem with the Indiana Supreme Court’s denial of a petition to transfer.

John is admitted to exercising in Indiana and Illinois, federal courts in Indiana, and the USA Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

Before becoming a member of LaDue Curran & Kuehn, John worked for two years as a law clerk for the Honorable Theresa L. Springmann of the Northern District of Indiana in Fort Wayne. In that role, he received enjoy with motion and trial exercise for employment disputes, commercial litigation, coverage problems, federal statutory claims, and criminal regulation.

In 2007, John graduated summa cum laude from Ave Maria School of Law, wherein he became Editor-in-Chief of the Ave Maria Law Review, became at the Dean's Honor Roll for all semesters, and acquired the college's Mary, Queen of Lawyers Award at graduation. During law college, he won the college's appellate moot court docket competition, changed right into a finalist in the school's first-one year pupil moot court docket competition, and took part in the National First Amendment Moot Court Competition at Vanderbilt University Law School. He additionally gained the Michigan Federal Bar Association's Edward Rakow Scholarship for Excellence in Business Law Studies. While in law university, John interned for the Honorable Paul V. Gadola of the Eastern District of Michigan in Flint, and for the Securities and Exchange Commission in New York.

For 3 years John became a member of Senator Charles Grassley's body of people in Washington, D.C., serving as an investigator for the U.S. Senate Finance Committee. John additionally has labored as a reporter for newspapers in Washington, D.C., Arizona, and Fort Wayne. John was born and raised in South Bend, Indiana. He graduated from Marquette University in 1998 with a B.A. in Journalism

LaDue Curran & Kuehn LLC

Practise Areas

  • Employment Law
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Whistleblower Litigation
Law Firm Position


Admission Info

Admitted in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana
United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
2008, Illinois
2009, Indiana

Start at the Faculty of Law
Ave Maria School of Law

Class of 2007
summa cum laude

University Attended

Marquette University
Class of 1998

Birth Date and City

Born in 1976

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South Bend

a hundred E Wayne Street, Suite 3 hundred
South Bend, IN  46601
South Bend