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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.


Linda Hay, Partner

Linda Hay Partner

Ms. Hay focuses her practice on the defense of professional liability cases. She has tried numerous cases to successful verdict and handled many cases through successful appeal.

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Anne Oldenburg, Partner

Anne Oldenburg Partner

Ms. Oldenburg focuses her practice on the defense of healthcare professionals, including all aspects of civil litigation, including appeals. She also represents professionals before state licensing boards.

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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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Bharat Varadachari

Bharat Varadachari Partner

Mr. Varadachari focuses his practice on trials involving complex business litigation matters, focusing particularly on cases involving construction litigation, maritime law, and personal injury and property damage.

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Rebecca Nickelson, Partner

Rebecca NickelsonPartner

Ms. Nickelson focuses her practice on complex business litigation matters and represents clients in Missouri and Illinois in multi-million dollar litigation. She is the lead partner of the firm’s St. Louis toxic tort practice area.

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A History of Success and Growth