Lucas B. Draisey
Luke advises clients facing litigation in matters of labor and employment, professional malpractice (engineers, architects, doctors, and attorneys among others), business and commercial litigation, debt collection, and administrative law. His clients include private and public companies of all sizes as well as municipalities across the state of Iowa.&
Luke’s work with clients starts before a suit is filed, advising them on defense strategies, document and other necessary record retention, and continues through court appearances in state, federal, and appellate courts.&
Luke often drafts and responds to discovery, writes summary judgements and other briefs, argues motions before the court, and works directly with expert witnesses. Some of Luke’s recent experience includes:
- Products liability - recently convinced the Iowa Court of Appeals to uphold a summary judgment motion in favor of his client in a products liability case
- Insurance defense matters - advising clients, including municipalities, on commercial matters
- Workers’ compensation - advising and defending employers against bad faith claims and recently co-presented on preventing claims of bad faith at the 2018 Spring Seminar
Luke serves on the Know Your Constitution Committee for the Young Lawyer’s Division of the Iowa State Bar Association. The committee coordinates the statewide exam given to high school students in the state of Iowa and presents awards to the top students from each of Iowa’s 100 legislative districts. Luke also gives presentations to the students about the Constitution and free speech issues.