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We Offer Value-Driven Solutions For Our Clients’ Specific Needs

We are real trial lawyers—with a formidable reputation in the most active plaintiffs’ jurisdictions in the Midwest, particularly Madison and St. Clair Counties, Illinois and St. Louis, Missouri. Experience trying a broad variety of cases across many industries, backed by HeplerBroom’s exceptional staff and technology, provide optimal value for any litigation need.

HeplerBroom also engages in a broad business practice. Sophisticated business lawyers resolve corporate law, business formation and entity planning, merger and acquisition, governance, commercial contract, intellectual property, employment, distribution and franchise, compliance, estate planning, and state and local government law matters.

Our Practice Areas

We serve clients in over 30 practice areas. View Litigation or Corporate Services.


Larry E. Hepler, Partner

Larry E. Hepler Partner

Mr. Hepler focuses his practice on the defense of complex, multiparty civil cases and class actions involving a wide range of subjects, including all aspects of consumer fraud, personal injury, products liability, pharmaceutical, commercial, toxic torts, construction and insurance litigation.

Mr. Hepler has represented clients in numerous jurisdictions, with primary emphasis in Illinois and Missouri.

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Kiser, George A., Partner

George A. Kiser, Partner

Mr. Kiser focuses his practice on trials involving toxic tort litigation, including Asbestos and Silica cases. He handles asbestos cases pending in Madison County, Illinois, St. Louis, Missouri, Cook County, Illinois, and outlying Illinois counties. He has coordinated and negotiated settlement of asbestos cases, prepared and argued trial motions and has oversight and management responsibility for hundreds of asbestos cases.

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Fowler, Meg L. Partner

Meg L. Fowler Partner

Ms. Fowler concentrates her practice in civil defense and litigation, including product liability, professional malpractice, intentional torts, general personal injury, and insurance coverage issues. Meg has tried several jury trials, acting as both lead and assistant counsel. She also performs appellate work and has successfully argued before the Missouri Court of Appeals and United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.

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Kinney, Gregg A. Partner

Gregg A. Kinney Partner

Mr. Kinney focuses his practice on trials involving complex litigation matters, including toxic tort benzene exposure, products liability, premises liability, municipal liability, Jones Act and maritime lawsuits. Mr. Kinney has represented clients in Illinois, Missouri and Ohio. He serves as regional counsel for a national client named in toxic tort litigation in the Midwest.

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Torrisi, Dina L. Partner

Dina L. Torrisi Partner

Ms. Torrisi focuses her trial practice on the defense of professional liability cases, product liability and general negligence. Ms. Torrisi has represented numerous medical professionals, hospitals, and businesses in Illinois.

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Kaufmann, Stephen R.

Stephen R. Kaufmann Partner

Mr. Kaufmann is a partner of the firm and helps to manage the Springfield office, which handles litigation for HeplerBroom clients throughout central Illinois. He is a trial attorney with a primary emphasis on the defense of products liability, general negligence & insurance lawsuits, medical malpractice, toxic tort, labor & employment & Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission (ARDC) actions against Illinois   attorneys.

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