Meet the Barrister – David Draper
A periodic Q & A session with a Lewis Thomason (LT) lawyer
LT: What is one of the most memorable moments in your life so far?
David Draper: My wedding day and the birth of our two children.
LT: What book is on your bedside table (or on your e-reader)?
David Draper: The Wright Brothers (I’ve read every David McCullough book).
LT: Where is the best place you have ever visited?
David Draper: Natural: Grand Canyon; Man-Made: The Broadmore
LT: If you could change careers, what would you choose?
David Draper: Importer/distributor – the world is full of things we never knew were there.
LT: What is one thing you couldn’t live without?
David Draper: My wife and kids.
LT: If you had time for a new hobby or to learn a new skill, what would you choose and why?
David Draper: Play piano. I play guitar, but never got the hand of piano.
LT: What type of kid were you (e.g. spoiled, rebellious, well-behaved, quiet, obnoxious…)?
David Draper: Outgoing – all sports, rock band.
LT: What is your favorite way to waste time?
David Draper: Woodworking
David Draper is a Knoxville native and shareholder in the firm’s construction law practice group. He is an AV-rated trial lawyer with broad experience in civil litigation. His practice is concentrated in construction, professional liability defense, commercial disputes and insurance coverage disputes. His construction clients include owners, designers, industrial, commercial, utility, and residential general contractors, subcontractors and suppliers. He has successfully defended a broad range of professional liability claims, including the defense of lawyers, health care providers, design professionals, surveyors, and realtors. He successfully defended a government contractor sued under the Tennessee False Claims Act. Mr. Draper has also represented a variety of businesses in environmental disputes before the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation and Commissioner of Labor and Workforce Development. He also advises clients on OSHA compliance and defends OSHA enforcement cases