Nyemaster Goode, P.C.

Hayward L. Draper

Hayward Draper has practiced in Litigation since graduating with honors from Harvard Law School. Presently, he is actively practicing in both Iowa and Michigan. Hayward's trial and appellate practice in both states focuses on the areas of health care, professional malpractice, insurance, fraud, and antitrust litigation. However, Hayward also has experience in the areas of administrative hearings, arbitrations, business and commercial litigation, construction litigation, environmental litigation, insurance coverage, product liability, and all types of personal injury and tort defense work.

Client References

John Clendenin, General Counsel, Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa

Thomas Dunn, Regional Claims Counsel, AIG, West Des Moines, Iowa

Patrick Doheny, Humana Law Department, Louisville, Kentucky

Mark Burnheimer, Burnheimer + Company, Traverse City, Michigan

Charlene Warren, Vice President, Risk Management, Mednax, Sunrise, Florida

Ryan Bucsi, Ophthalmic Mutual Insurance Company, San Francisco, California

Lee Shuchart, Division Vice President, Western Litigation, Inc., Houston, Texas

Deborah Pittet, Litigation Manager, Brand Services, Concord, Ontario

Joe Slavens, CEO, Northwest Bank & Trust Co., Davenport, Iowa


Martindale-Hubbell, AVĀ® Preeminent

Avvo Rating: 10.0

Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers


Great Plains Super Lawyers
General Litigation

Benchmark, Leading Litigation Attorneys
Iowa Litigation Star

Charter Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
Complex Commercial Litigation Institute

Professional and Community Affiliations

Claims & Litigation Management Alliance
Professional Liability Committee

American Bar Association
Litigation Section

Iowa State Bar Association

Michigan Bar Association
Master Lawyers' Section

Treasurer, Iowa Psychological Foundation

Trustee, Leelanau Historical Society

Past President, Van Meter School Board

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Practice Areas



Yale University (B.A., magna cum laude)

Harvard University (J.D., cum laude)

Bar Admissions

Iowa state courts

Michigan state courts

Federal courts for:
S.D. Iowa
N.D. Iowa
W.D. Michigan
E.D. Michigan
N.D. Illinois
C.D. Illinois
N.D. Texas
8th Circuit

Professional Experience

Legislative Aide, United States House of Representatives, 1973

Law Clerk, Hon. Christopher Armstrong, Massachusetts Appeals Court, 1976-1977

Associate, Warner & Stackpole, Boston, 1977-1979

Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan, 1979-1982; Assistant Chief, Civil Division, 1980-1982

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