Duane Draper is a Bryant Miller Olive shareholder and he currently Chairs the Firm's Public Finance Group and serves as the Business Development Chair. Mr. Draper has been in public finance, either as an attorney or investment banker, beginning in 1989. He is rated "AV Preeminent" by Martindale-Hubbell. Since joining Bryant Miller Olive in 1995, Mr. Draper has focused his practice on Bond Counsel, Disclosure Counsel, Underwriters' Counsel and Bank Counsel representations including service as Bond Counsel, Disclosure Counsel, Underwriters' Counsel and Bank Counsel on financings for Florida counties, cities, special districts, interlocal agencies, and non-profits. Mr. Draper is a member of NABL and is listed in the Municipal Bond Attorneys' section of The Bond Buyer's Municipal Marketplace.
College: University of Florida, 1989, B.S.B.A. Finance, with High Honors
Law School: Duke University – J.D., with Honors, 1995, member of Duke Law Journal
National Association of Bond Lawyers, Member
Local Government Section, Florida Bar, Member
Leadership Florida 2006, Graduate; West Regional Chair 2012-2013
Leadership Tampa 2003, Graduate
Lawyer of the Year in Tampa for Public Finance for 2023
Tampa Magazine Top Lawyers 2019 (Voted Top Public Finance Lawyer by Peers)
The Best Lawyers in America for 2006-2020
The Business Journals List of 100 Most Influential Lawyers in the U.S. for 2018
Martindale-Hubbell Top Rated Lawyer in Tampa for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability for 2016
Florida's Legal Elite by Florida Trend Magazine in 2007-2011 and 2013-2018
Florida Super Lawyers listing for 2010-2016
2014 Best Lawyer of the Year in Tampa Bay for Public Finance, based on a particularly high level of peer recognition.
Martindale-Hubbell Top Rated Lawyer in Banking & Finance Law for 2014