First Assistant City Attorney Jerry Drake oversees the Litigation Division. He supervises the prosecutors, employment attorney, and litigation paralegal. He participates in the operation and management of the City Attorney’s office, including management, budgeting, planning and operational oversight of Office.
Jerry serves as the primary in-house attorney handling litigation matters (including trial and appeal) in tort actions, civil rights, police liability, contract claims, declaratory judgments, construction law, harassment and retaliation, constitutional claims, premises liability, takings, nuisance, signs, election law and citizen initiatives.
Jerry also engages, supervises and directs outsourced litigation relating to a variety of specialized matters, including gas wells, intellectual property, and matters involving an identified or potential conflict of interest.