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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 government, cities, and municipalities.

Our Practice Areas

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


Rick Hammond, Partner

Rick Hammond Partner

Rick Hammond focuses his practice in the area of insurance law. Mr. Hammond also serves as an Adjunct Professor on Insurance Law for the John Marshall Law School, and as an expert witness on insurer bad faith and insurance law and coverage issues. Prior to joining HeplerBroom in 2016, he practiced with a regional full-service defense firm, where he represented both corporate and municipal clients in insurance coverage matters.

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Edward Dwyer, Partner

Edward Dwyer Partner

Mr. Dwyer practiced environmental law for 24 years at the environmental law firm he founded with Katherine D. Hodge, Hodge, Dwyer & Driver. Effective January 1, 2016, Mr. Dwyer became a partner of HeplerBroom when the practice of Hodge, Dwyer & Driver was merged into that firm, thereby enhancing his ability to represent his clients.

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Katherine Hodge, Partner

Katherine Hodge Partner

Ms. Hodge concentrates her practice in environmental law. She counsels clients regarding compliance with various new and existing requirements of federal and state environmental laws and regulations. Ms. Hodge also represents and advises clients in all phases of environmental permitting and enforcement matters, as well as in regulatory relief proceedings.

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Edna Mclain

Edna Mclain Partner

Ms. McLain focuses her practice on trials involving complex business litigation matters, including: Toxic Torts, Medical Malpractice, and Insurance Defense

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Aleen Tiffany, Partner

Aleen TiffanyPartner

Ms. Tiffany focuses her practice on complex civil litigation matters, including:
Construction injury and defect Litigation,
Construction Contract and Risk Transfer,
Complex Civil and Commercial Litigation,
Commercial general liability coverage and risk transfer focus,
Mechanics’ Lien claims and litigation

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A History of Success and Growth