Lindsey D. Draper
Disproportionate Minority Contact Coordinator, State of Wisconsin

Lindsey D. Draper completed his undergraduate studies at Seattle University (B.A. in history) and earned his law degree from Marquette University Law School. Following employment as an Assistant District Attorney for Milwaukee County and an Assistant State Public Defender for the State of Wisconsin, he was appointed a Circuit Court Commissioner for Milwaukee County in December, 1992.  

He served in that capacity for over thirteen years, with assignments in Intake; Small Claims; and Children’s Court. Since his retirement in July, 2006, he has worked for the Wisconsin Office of Justice Assistance where he currently serves as the Wisconsin Disproportionate Minority Contact Coordinator. In the Spring of 2007, he was named Staff Director of the Governor’s Commission on Reducing Racial Disparity (CRRD) in the Wisconsin Justice System. Since the release of the CRRD report and the creation of the Racial Disparity Oversight Commission (RDOC), he has worked to assist in the implementation of the CRRD recommendations.  

He currently serves as Treasurer of the Board of Directors of St. Charles Youth and Family Services Organization. He further serves on the Felmers Chaney Advisory Board and is currently Second Vice Chair of that Board.  

He is immediate Past Chairman of the Wisconsin State Bar committee overseeing the State Bar’s Fund for Client Protection; a member of the Standing Committee of the American Bar Association Committee on Client Protection; and teaches religious education to middle school students at  Milwaukee’s East Side Child and Youth Ministry. He is the attorney-coach of the Wauwatosa West High School Mock Trial team and reads weekly with elementary school students at Kluge Elementary School in Milwaukee.