Duane 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 both Bond Counsel and Disclosure Counsel representations of Florida counties, cities, special districts and non-profits. He currently Co-Chairs the Firm’s Public Finance Group and serves as the Business Development Chair.
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
Tampa Magazine Top Lawyers 2019 (Voted Top Public Finance Lawyer by Peers)
The Best Lawyers in America for 2006-2019
Florida Super Lawyers listing for 2010-2016
Florida’s Legal Elite by Florida Trend Magazine in 2007-2011 and 2013-2018
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
Martindale-Hubbell Top Rated Lawyer in Tampa for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability for 2016
The Business Journals List of 100 Most Influential Lawyers in the U.S. (2018)