U.S. Supreme Court Advocacy

PRACTICE CONTACTS

 

John B. Draper

505-570-4591 Direct

john.draper@draperllc.com

 

 

Matthew E. Draper

347-442-7788 Direct

matthew.draper@draperllc.com

 

OVERVIEW

Draper & Draper has unparalleled experience representing clients in natural resources disputes before the U.S. Supreme Court.

 

RECENT U.S. SUPREME COURT EXPERIENCE

  • Representing the State of Kansas in litigation against Colorado concerning the Arkansas River

  • Representing the State of Kansas in litigation against Nebraska and Colorado concerning the Republican River

  • Representing the State of Montana in litigation against Wyoming and North Dakota concerning the Yellowstone River

  • Advising the Office of the New Mexico State Engineer with regard to a suit brought by the State of Texas over the Rio Grande Compact

 

RECOGNITION

John Draper serves as counsel of record in the Supreme Court for the State of Montana in Montana v. Wyoming and North Dakota (No. 137, Original). The leading treatise Supreme Court Practice (10th ed. 2014) includes the entirety of Montana’s Motion for Leave to File Bill of Complaint, Bill of Complaint, and Brief in Support as the exemplars of Supreme Court practice for cases falling under the Court’s original jurisdiction.

 

Former Solicitors General Seth P. Waxman and Theodore B. Olson have both called Supreme Court Practice “indispensible”. 

 

For a PDF of Montana’s filings as they appear in Supreme Court Practice, click here.

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