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23 HB Attorneys Listed as Illinois Super Lawyers®
and Rising Stars®

HeplerBroom is proud to announce that 14 of its attorneys have been listed as 2019 Illinois Super Lawyers and an additional 9 have been named 2019 Illinois Rising Stars by Super Lawyers Magazine.

Published by Thomson Reuters, Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The patented selection process includes independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations. Only 5% of attorneys are selected as Super Lawyers, and only 2.5% are selected as Rising Stars.

HeplerBroom’s attorneys included in the list of 2019 Super Lawyers, with their respective practice areas, are:


  • Beth A. Bauer – Personal injury-products defense
  • Troy A. Bozarth – General litigation
  • Gordon R. Broom – General litigation
  • Jeffrey S. Hebrank – Class action
  • Larry E. Hepler – Class action
  • Theodore J. MacDonald, Jr. – Personal injury-medical malpractice defense
  • W. Jason Rankin – Class action


  • Katherine D. Hodge - Environmental
  • Stephen R. Kaufmann – Personal injury-medical malpractice defense


  • Rick Hammond – Insurance Coverage
  • Linda J. Hay – Professional liability defense
  • Anne M. Oldenburg – Professional liability defense
  • Anthony J. Tunney – Professional liability defense


  • Aleen R. Tiffany – Construction litigation

HeplerBroom’s attorneys included in the list of 2019 Rising Stars include:


  • Andrew K. Carruthers – Business/Corporate law
  • Meghan C. Kane – Personal injury general defense
  • Gregory W. Odom II – Civil litigation defense
  • Kyle C. Westbrook – Personal injury products


  • Michael P. Murphy – Environmental litigation


  • James P. DuChateau – Insurance coverage
  • Wasif A. Khan – Business/Corporate
  • Isaac R. Melton – Personal injury general defense
  • Jaime L. Padgett – Personal injury products defense