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David R. Draper Lawyer Profile

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Biography

David R. Draper is an accomplished Michigan-based attorney and the founding member of The Draper Law Firm. David's representation includes a broad and varied group of businesses, corporations and individuals. David began his career with one of Michigan's largest law firms, and then moved to an in-house position with a large insurance company, before founding The Draper Law Firm. Martindale-Hubbell, the leading source in lawyer rankings, gives David a rating of A.V., its highest rating.

David has represented countless individuals in an array of criminal matters, ranging from traffic offenses to serious felonies and white collar crimes. He is a member of the First Amendment Lawyers Association (FALA) and has significant experience in First Amendment and Constitutional Rights-based litigation.

David has also litigated numerous multi-million dollar disputes on behalf of corporations and insurance companies and regularly advises a wide spectrum of business and corporate clients. He has acted as general counsel to companies in the automotive, energy, waste disposal and hospitality industries and has advised those clients in nearly all aspects of their corporate lives.

 

Since 1995, David has sat as a Case Evaluator in Wayne and Macomb Counties. He has also acted as an arbitrator and mediator, settling disputes for parties who choose to resolve cases outside of the courts.

David hosts the weekly Detroit area television talk show, The Legal Insider and sits on the Board of Directors of Forgotten Harvest, the nation's third largest food rescue organization. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan (A.B., 1987), University College London (Faculty of Laws, 1988) and the Indiana University School of Law (J.D., 1990).

David is admitted to practice before the Courts of the State of Michigan, the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan and the Northern District of Ohio.

David has been honored and profiled by multiple legal publications. David has appeared as a panelist and commentator on CNN Headline News and TruTV's In Session and is regularly contacted by television and print media outlets to give his opinion on legal news stories of the day. David was named to DBusiness Magazine's Top Lawyers of 2010 publication as a "Top Lawyer" in the areas of business litigation, liquor licensing and entertainment law. 

Education

Indiana University School of Law
Year Graduated: 1990
JD
University College London
Year Graduated: 1988
Other Faculty of Laws
Univesity of Michigan
Year Graduated: 1987
Bachelors

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