Chalmers, Adams, Backer & Kaufman, LLC
Attorneys | Stokesbary
Admitted In: Washington State and Arkansas
Personal Experience & Biography
Drew is a corporate and securities attorney for startups, emerging and mid-market companies, and private investment funds. While based in the Pacific Northwest, Drew represents clients around the country and across the world. Drew handles a wide range of corporate transactions, including formations, corporate governance, convertible and preferred equity financings, and business combinations.
Drew also maintains a burgeoning political and election law practice in Washington State. He is lead counsel for two different redistricting cases currently pending before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, and he has represented Republican candidates, political committees and activists in matters ranging from ballot eligibility to campaign finance compliance.
Outside of his legal practice, Drew represents Washington’s 31st Legislative District in the State House of Representatives. He currently serves as the Ranking Member on the House Appropriations Committee and is part of the House Republican leadership team. He has previously served as the Minority Floor Leader and as Chairman of the Select Committee on Pension Policy. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Auburn Valley YMCA.
Drew is a lifelong Washingtonian and has been married to his wife Ashley for 14 years. Together they have three boys, Jack (age 8), Eli (age 6) and Walker (age 1), and a border collie named Scout. When Drew isn’t working, he enjoys hiking and camping throughout Washington with his family.
Drew graduated cum laude from University of Notre Dame Law School and earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Duke University, where he also studied mathematics and history.
Drew is admitted to practice in Washington (state) and Arkansas, as well as to the bars of the United States Supreme Court and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington.