|Advisory Board Member|
| County: Sangamon|
| Practice Description: |
Mr. Draper has extensive experience in dealing with various aspects of the law as it relates to individual rights and government regulation. His practice focuses on civil rights claims for individuals, state government regulation, municipal and local government regulation, and all types of administrative hearings. He has served as an assistant attorney general for Illinois, acted as a legal counsel to the governor of Illinois, and has been in private practice for the past 20 years, using those skills to protect the rights of small businesses and individuals.
He has been involved in high-profile claims dealing with the employment rights of state government employees focusing on discriminatory employment practices in violation of free speech guarantees. He has experience addressing appeals to the Illinois Appellate Court, the Illinois Supreme Court, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh and Third Circuits.
Bar Admissions: Illinois 1981,
United States District Court, Central District of Illinois 1982,
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois 1998,
U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit 1999
Date of Birth: 1955
Law School: University of Illinois College of Law,J.D., 1981
Undergraduate School: Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois, B.S. 1976
Employment History: Assistant Attorney General, Illinois 1982-84
Legal Counsel to the Governor, Illinois 1984-87
Feldman Wasser 1987-present
Bar/Professional Association Involvement: Various committees of the Illinois State Bar Association since 1990.
Illinois State Bar Association Assembly 2001 - present
Illinois State Bar Association Board of Governors 2006-present
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