NAAG Roles

Faculty, Center for Legal Advocacy and Faculty Development

Janet Drake received her J.D. from the University of Colorado School of Law in 1996. After 10 years as a trial attorney in private practice, Ms. Drake became a Senior Assistant Attorney General in the Special Prosecutions Unit at the Colorado Attorney General’s office. As an attorney in the Special Prosecutions Unit, Ms. Drake investigates and prosecutes organized and complex, multi-jurisdictional crimes. She prosecutes a diverse caseload that has included human trafficking, homicides, drug trafficking, motor vehicle theft, mortgage fraud, trademark infringement and identity theft.

Ms. Drake has been prosecuting human trafficking cases since 2007. She is on the human trafficking faculty for the National Association of Attorneys General, and was honored as Faculty of the Year in 2014. Ms. Drake is chair of the Colorado Human Trafficking Council, and also participates in the following anti-human trafficking organizations: Rocky Mountain Innocence Lost Task Force; Colorado Trafficking and Organized Crime Coalition; Front Range Anti-Trafficking Coalition; and the Denver Anti-Trafficking Alliance. Ms. Drake has worked collaboratively with policy makers to strengthen Colorado’s human trafficking laws.

Additionally, Ms. Drake is committed to advancing professionalism through bar association participation. Ms. Drake is a past president of the Denver Bar Association, and the Colorado Women’s Bar Association.