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Nolan Drafahl

Drafahl Law Firm
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Nolan Drafahl
Drafahl Law Firm
St. Louis,

By age 30, Nolan was one of the youngest attorneys ever admitted to the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum for recovering more than $2.5 million dollars, in a highly disputed case, for a client who lost her daughter to a drunk driver. Since then, he has recovered millions of dollars for other deserving clients who have sustained serious, often permanent injuries due to the negligence of other people and companies. Please click here to see what clients have to say about their relationships with Nolan and his results.

Nolan is a trial lawyer. He has won jury trials, bench trials, arbitrations, and has argued before the Missouri Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of Missouri. Nolan’s 2022 jury trial results include a $3 million verdict in a “no offer” medical malpractice case, as well as a $1.3 million verdict in a disputed-liability negligence case. Because of Nolan’s experience and results, other attorneys regularly seek his counsel and refer clients to him. To see what other attorneys say about Drafahl Law Firm, please click here. For the types of cases handled by Drafahl Law Firm, please click here.

In recognition of his work, Nolan was selected into the National Trial Lawyers organization as a Top 40 Under 40 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyer in the state of Missouri for 2021 and 2022. Membership into this organization is by invitation only and is limited to the top attorneys in each state who have demonstrated excellence and have achieved outstanding results.

Nolan received his law degree with honors from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Illinois State University. Nolan is a proud member of the Missouri Bar, Illinois Bar, Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (MATA), the American Association for Justice (AAJ), the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA), and the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL). 

Through BAMSL, Nolan gives back to the community by volunteering on Fox 2 News’ Call-A-Lawyer program. He is also actively involved in local charities, such as St. Louis Crisis Nursery, where he sits on the Young Professionals Board. Please visit St. Louis Crisis Nursery's website to learn about the impactful work they do in the St. Louis area.

For more information about Drafahl Law Firm, or to schedule a free consultation, please reach out through our website, or call us at (314) 300-6260.


Fighting for those who have been seriously harmed.

Areas of Practice


Car and motorcycle crashes occur at an alarming rate, and almost all crashes occur because someone was careless. In law, we refer to this as negligence. Figuring out why the person was negligent -- whether it was because they were intoxicated, texting and driving, or otherwise distracted -- is an important step in correcting behavior, making the roads safer, and ensuring that our clients are fully compensated. 


Product manufacturers, distributors and sellers are not supposed to put a defective product in the hands of consumers, period. Companies are held strictly liable for defective products, and they are liable for their negligence if they fail to warn about dangers that they knew or could have known about by using reasonable care. 


Many of the case types listed on this page are specific types of personal injury cases. We handle those cases, and more. In general, we represent people whose injuries occur because a person or company was not reasonably careful (negligent). If you have been injured because of someone's negligence-- even if your injury does not fit within one of these specific case types -- please call us for help.                                    


Workers' compensation is its own animal. It is a highly specialized area of law that was created to benefit workers, but is often abused by employers and their insurance companies. If you sustain a serious injury on the job, call us right away to protect your rights. 


Businesses have a duty to ensure their property is safe for customers. From slip and falls to elevator injuries to chemical exposures, we have successfully litigated many of these cases -- commonly referred to as premises liability cases -- against landlords, tenants, property management companies, and third-party maintenance companies.


We represent surviving family members for the loss of their loved ones due to the negligence of other people or companies. These unfortunate cases often arise from motor vehicle crashes, dangerous products, negligent security of buildings, falls, and more. Wrongful death cases have a separate statute of limitations, damages are dictated by statute, and even settlements require court approval. Do not hesitate to contact us for help.


Tractor-trailer crashes are different than other crashes. Truck drivers are subject to federal regulations, and rightfully so, given the damage that often ensues when they drive over their permitted hours or do not properly maintain and inspect their equipment. We know these federal regulations and know how to preserve evidence to ensure that truck drivers are held accountable to these extra safety standards.


Some of the most horrific injuries occur from dog bites during dog attacks. These attacks may result in flesh wounds, infections, and scarring or other disfigurement. Thankfully, local laws permit us to pursue the dog owners -- often through their home owner's insurance -- to recover compensation for our clients' serious injuries.


Mesothelioma and other diseases caused by asbestos exposure can be devastating. For more information, please click here.                                       

Drafahl Law Firm operates on a contingency fee basis. There are no upfront fees, and if we do not recover for you, there is no fee at all.

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