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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.


Troy Bozarth, Partner

Troy Bozarth Partner

Mr. Bozarth focuses his practice on trials involving complex commercial litigation matters, including Class Actions, Insurance Defense, Jones Act, Maritime Law, and Antitrust Law.

Mr. Bozarth recently obtained a favorable opinion from the Illinois Appellate Court, Fifth District, in the Johnson v. First Bank case.

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Patrick Stufflebeam, Partner

Patrick Stufflebeam Partner

Mr. Stufflebeam focuses his practice on trials involving complex business litigation matters, including, Toxic Torts, Premises Liability, Product Liability, Commercial Litigation. Mr. Stufflebeam has represented clients in Illinois, Missouri, Indiana, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania.

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Rebecca Nickelson Partner

Rebecca Nickelson Partner

Ms. Nickelson focuses her practice on complex business litigation matters, including Products Liability, Premises Liability, Asbestos Defense and Toxic Tort Defense.

Ms. Nickelson represents clients in Missouri and Illinois in multi-million dollar litigation. She is a partner at HeplerBroom, leading the St. Louis branch of the firm's toxic tort department.

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Jeffrey S. Hebrank, 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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Jason Rankin, Partner

Jason W. Rankin Partner

Mr. Rankin focuses his practice on trials involving complex litigation matters, including Class actions, Pharmaceutical litigation, Product liability, Banking litigation and Insurance defense.

Mr. Rankin has represented clients in Illinois, Missouri, and North Carolina and obtained favorable jury verdicts and arbitration awards on behalf of the defendants.

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A History of Success and Growth