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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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Broom, Gordon R. Partner

Gordon R. Broom Partner

Mr. Broom focuses his practice on trials involving practically every area of personal and bodily injury litigation, including lawsuits involving the Structural Work Act, medical malpractice, products liability, maritime law, as well as general negligence.

Mr. Broom has represented clients in Illinois, including Ameren, Allstate, Sprint, Cincinnati Insurance Company, Cassens Corporation and Piasa Motor Fuels.

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Hebrank, Jeffrey S. Partner

Jeffrey S. Hebrank Partner

Mr. Hebrank is a partner of HeplerBroom LLC, which specializes in litigation with a primary emphasis on litigation defense. The firm has offices in Edwardsville (Madison County), Springfield, St. Louis and Chicago, widely known as active litigation venues. Mr. Hebrank's trial experience covers many areas of personal injury and bodily injury litigation with special emphasis in the areas of asbestos and toxic tort.

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Hamilton, Kathleen S. Partner

Kathleen S. Hamilton Partner

Ms. Hamilton focuses her practice on general trial litigation and insurance defense, including: Premises Liability, Professional Liability, Construction Law, Complex Tort Litigation.

Ms. Hamilton has represented clients in matters before state and federal courts in both Missouri and Illinois and has tried cases to conclusion as both lead and assistant counsel.

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Jones, Lance T. Partner

Lance T. Jones Partner

Mr. Jones is a partner of the firm. He is a trial attorney with a primary emphasis in litigation, including civil rights, employment, labor, construction, environmental, fraud, personal injury, general tort liability and criminal lawsuits. Mr. Jones has tried numerous jury and non-jury cases to verdict in both the state and federal courts of Illinois and the federal District of New Jersey, and argued before the Illinois Supreme...

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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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MacDonald, Jr., Theodore J.

Theodore J. MacDonald, Jr. Partner

As a former Assistant United States Attorney and trial attorney in private practice for over 30 years, he has tried numerous jury cases to conclusion in state and federal courts throughout the Midwest. He has been involved in the defense of many federal white-collar investigations involving health care, and corporate accounting and government contract fraud.

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