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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.


Larry Hepler, Partner

Larry 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.

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Jeffrey Hebrank, Partner

Jeffrey 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.

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Beth Bauer, Partner

Beth Bauer Partner

Ms. Bauer of Maryville, Illinois, is a partner of the Firm. Ms. Bauer is a litigation attorney with a primary emphasis in the defense of complex, multi-party civil cases and class actions, including all aspects of: consumer fraud; personal injury; product liability, particularly pharmaceuticals; property tax; and environmental contamination.

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Brenda Baum Partner

Brenda Baum Partner

Ms. Baum focuses her practice in the toxic tort area including products liability asbestos lawsuits, representing both product manufacturers and premises defendants. Ms. Baum represents clients in Illinois and Missouri, with an emphasis on Madison County, Illinois.

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Stephen Kaufman, Partner

Stephen KaufmannPartner

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 and insurance lawsuits, medical malpractice, toxic tort, labor and employment and Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission (ARDC) actions against Illinois attorneys.

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A History of Success and Growth