Glenn Draper joined the firm in 2006 but he has been fighting for the rights of individuals against big business and government for over a decade. He has been representing victims of mesothelioma and other asbestos-caused diseases since 2004. “The best part of my job,” Glenn says, “is sitting down with mesothelioma victims to figure out where they were exposed to asbestos, and then preparing them to testify in a way that holds those companies responsible.”
Glenn has taken the deposition of over 300 victims of asbestos disease. Most recently, Glenn has worked with mesothelioma victims that were exposed to such products as cement pipe, brake materials, joint compounds and insulation products. Significant settlements were obtained in each of these cases.
Glenn has appeared in the Superior Courts for King, Pierce, Snohomish, Whatcom, Spokane, Benton, Franklin, Pacific, Chelan, Jefferson, Klickitat, Douglas, Grant, Thurston, and Lewis counties, as well as Multnomah County in Oregon.
Glenn grew up in a Navy family, and served several years on active duty is the U.S. Army, where he was named Soldier of the Year for the U.S. Army Support Command Hawaii. He was also one of several attorneys at Innocence Project Northwest that were awarded the National Law Journal’s Pro Bono Award in 2000. Glenn has been recognized as a Quiet Hero by the King County Bar Association for his pro bono work.
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
J.D., University of Washington, School of Law (1994)
Washington Law Review
Moot Court Honor Board
B.A Finance, University of Washington (1989)
Magna Cum Laude
Phi Beta Kappa
Author, Enforcing Lawyers Covenants Not to Compete, Washington Law Review (1994).
Author/Speaker, Dose Reconstruction Evidence – Is it Admissible? Washington State Bar Association,
Presented at Current Issues in Toxic Torts and Product Liability, on October 18, 2007.
Speaker, Representing Mesothelioma Victims, Environmental Information Association, Las Vegas, Nevada 2007.
Author/Speaker, Ethics for Plaintiff’s Lawyers, NBI Seminar, Seattle, WA December 17, 2010.
Author/Speaker, Motions Practice, Superior Court Boot Camp, Seattle, WA, March 11, 2011.
Speaker, Medicare Reimbursement Issues—Demystifying Medicare, Plaintiffs Asbestos Litigation Seminar, Las Vegas, Nevada, May 13, 2011.
Washington State Bar Association
Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association
Oregon State Bar Association
Multnomah Bar Association
Innocence Project Northwest
American and Washington State Associations for Justice
Pro Bono Award, National Law Journal, 2000
Innocence Project Northwest
Quiet Hero Award, King County Bar Association, 2001
Washington Law & Politics, Super Lawyer, 2000 – 2005, 2010 – 2011
U.S. Army Support Command Hawaii, 1986-1988
Soldier of the Year, U.S. Army Support Command Hawaii