Glenn Draper has been representing victims of mesothelioma and other asbestos-caused diseases since 2004. He has particular interest in representing veterans exposed to asbestos while serving in the military. Glenn grew up in a Navy family and served several years on active duty in the U.S. Army, where he was named Soldier of the Year for the U.S. Army Support Command Hawaii in 1987. His father and both brothers served in the military, and one brother remains on active duty in the Navy. Glenn is authorized to represent individuals before the Veterans Administration, and is a member of the National Organization of Veterans Advocates.
Glenn has taken the deposition of over 300 victims of asbestos disease. “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.” 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 was 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.
Representative Matters Blosser v. Ashcroft Inc., United States District Court for the Western District of Washington, Cause No. 3:17-cv-05243 (representing a sailor exposed to asbestos while serving on the USS Kitty Hawk and other vessels). Graff v. ABB, Inc., King County Superior Court Cause No. 17-2-02721-9 SEA (representing an electrician exposed to asbestos in nuclear power plants).
Education University of Washington, School of Law, J.D., 1994 Washington Law Review Moot Court Honor Board University of Washington, B.A. Finance. Phi Beta Kappa, 1989, magna cum laude
Admissions Washington Oregon 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
Publications 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.
Memberships Washington State Bar Association Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association King County Bar Association Kitsap County Bar Association Oregon State Bar Association Oregon Trial Lawyers Association Multnomah Bar Association Innocence Project Northwest American Association for Justice Washington State Associations for Justice National Organization of Veterans Advocates
Recognition/Awards 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