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.
Oil & Gas Disputes
Governmental & Sovereign Representation
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
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
Professional Honors and Presentations
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