NAAG Roles

Faculty, Center for Legal Advocacy and Faculty Development

Janet Stansberry 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 investigated and prosecuted organized and complex, multi-jurisdictional crimes. She prosecuted a diverse caseload that included human trafficking, homicides, drug trafficking, motor vehicle theft, mortgage fraud, trademark infringement and identity theft.

In 2019, Ms. Drake was promoted to Deputy of the Criminal Justice Section. In that position, she manages the Special Prosecutions Unit, the Financial Fraud Unit, the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, and Police Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.). Ms. Drake also engages in policy work and collaborates with criminal justice stakeholders around the state. She represents the Colorado Attorney General on the Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice and makes recommendations on criminal justice improvement measures. Additionally, Ms. Drake continues to contribute to significant investigations and litigation handled by the Colorado Attorney General’s office.
Additionally, Ms. Drake is committed to advancing professionalism and leadership development through bar association participation. Ms. Drake is a past president of the Denver Bar Association, and the Colorado Women’s Bar Association.