Drew Haskins is an experienced trial lawyer who handles a wide array of catastrophic injury cases across the country. Drew’s practice areas include wrongful death, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, automobile and trucking wrecks, slip and falls/premises liability, products liability, dram shop cases, medical malpractice, and nursing home abuse and neglect. His passion is being in the courtroom, trying cases before a jury.
There’s an art to litigating a case, and there’s an art to trying a case,” Drew says. “I’ve found that a lot of lawyers can litigate a case outside of the courtroom, but not all lawyers can try a case in front of a jury. My experience in trying cases before a jury has helped me craft that art, which allows me to provide the best possible representation to my clients should their cases not be resolved before trial.”
“Early in my career, I represented a client and her husband who had been injured and lost all of their personal belongings in an apartment fire. Throughout the case, the best offer made by the insurance company was a fraction of what they deserved.
Over the course of litigation, nearly every tenant from the building came forward to join in the case. In total, I represented approximately 25 clients by the time the case was ready to go to trial. Throughout my representation of them, I got to know each of these individuals on a personal level. I came to understand the toll this fire took on their lives. Many had life-threatening injuries from the fire. Every single one lost their personal belongings. Nearly every client was left without somewhere to stay. I met with some families in hotels. I met with others at shelters. The entire situation was tragic. The insurance company made similar offers for all of my clients, but I still felt the case was significantly undervalued. We didn’t budge from our demand for policy limits.
This unwavering faith in my clients and determination to get them what they deserved forced the insurance company to tender their full policy limits on the Friday before trial, providing each of my clients with a significant multiple of the insurance company’s initial offer. Although I knew that money would never put the families in the position they were before the fire, and that it wouldn’t replace the mental and physical scars they had endured, I knew that we had successfully stood our ground to hold a negligent property manager and staff responsible for putting these people’s lives in jeopardy.
It was an incredible privilege to earn the trust and respect of these families. As a young lawyer, this case taught me to always be prepared to fight until the end for my clients.”
Recognition as a Premier Injury Lawyer
Drew has successfully tried a number of cases to verdict, while settling tens of millions of dollars’ worth of cases for his clients out of court. As a result of his success, Drew has been recognized as a premier injury lawyer by numerous organizations and publications. Drew has twice been named to the Mid-South “Rising Stars” list by Super Lawyers. This exclusive list recognizes no more than 5 percent of attorneys. Drew has been named a “Top 40 Under 40” trial lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers organization. Drew has also been recognized by Birmingham Magazine as a “Top Attorney” in the fields of both civil litigation and personal injury.
Drew was born and raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and attended college at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Following college, Drew attended the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, where he achieved a number of both academic and extracurricular awards. While in law school, Drew was a member of Cumberland’s National Trial Team, where he served as an advocate on four championship teams, including the team that won the 2012 AAJ National Championship in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Drew and his wife, Haylie, live in Vestavia Hills with their daughter, Harper. Drew is an avid sports fans who enjoys traveling, and spending time with friends and family.