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Springfield, Illinois
phone 217-544-3403
fax 217-544-1593
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Carl Draper has focused his professional career on legal matters invoving individual rights. His prior experience as an Assistant Attorney General and as Legal Counsel to the Governor, built a solid base to work on matters involving State government.

He is an advocate of individual rights and has litigated civil rights cases in State and federal courts. He has a strong background in Administrative Law including state professional licenses and other government regulations.

An associated filed of work includes employment rights of the individual in both private and public sector employment.

Professionally, he is an active participant in bar associations, including the Illinois State Bar Association, The Bar Association for the Central and Southern Districts of the federal courts where he serves on the boards that govern both of these organizations.

Year Joined Organization:
Areas of Practice:
Administrative Law
Civil Rights
Construction Law
Litigation & Appeals
Family Law
Employment Discrimination -- Employee
Employment Discrimination -- Employer
Litigation Percentage:
65% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Bar Admissions:
Illinois, 1981
U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 1982
U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1999
University of Illinois College of Law, Champaign, Illinois, 1981

Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois, 1976

Professional Associations and Memberships:
Illinois State Bar Association, Administrative Law Section Council, 1988 - Present

Illinois State Bar Association, Law Office Economics Section Council, 1994 - Present

Sangamon County Bar Association, 1994 - Present
Member, Pro Bono Committee

Sangamon County Bar Association, 1987 - Present

Lincoln-Douglas Inns of Court, 2009 - Present

Bar Association of the Central and Southern Districts , 2006 - Present
Board Member

Past Employment Positions:
McConnell, Kennedy, Quinn & Johnston, Associate, 1981 - 1982

Office of the Illinois Attorney General, Assistant Attorney General, 1982 - 1984

Governor of Illinois, James R. Thompsom, Counsel, 1984 - 1987

Feldman, Wasser, Draper & Cox, 1987 - Present

Birth Information:
April 18, 1955, Springfield, Missouri, United States of America