Chicago and Edwardsville Add New Associate Attorneys
|Hayley Dorfman||Nicholas Scholz|
Hayley A. Dorfman and Nicholas A. Scholz have joined HeplerBroom in its Chicago and Edwardsville offices, respectively.
Dorfman focuses her practice on the defense of insurance, medical and dental malpractice, construction, and personal injury matters. She obtained her J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law in 2020. She also holds a B.A. in Communication from the University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign. While in law school, she was a member of the Trial Advocacy Team, where she competed in three national trial competitions (Regional, Pretrial, and Ethics), and earned a CALI award for Trial Advocacy 2. She also was Academic Assistance Chair and on the Junior Executive Board of Phi Alpha Delta law fraternity. Prior to earning her Juris Doctor, Dorfman served as a HeplerBroom summer associate. She is licensed to practice in Illinois.
Scholz is a general practice attorney with a primary emphasis in commercial, corporate & business, estate planning, intellectual property, and real estate law. Like Dorfman, he is a recent law school graduate, having obtained his J.D. from Washington University School of Law in 2020. He also holds a B.M. in Performing Arts Management from DePaul University, where he graduated summa cum laude in 2017. While in law school, he earned several awards, including one for Excellence in Oral Advocacy and two CALI Excellence for the Future awards. In addition, he was an intern in the Washington, D.C., office of U.S. Senator Richard J. Durbin, interned with non-profit arts organizations Eighth Blackbird and Fulcrum Point New Music Project in Chicago, and worked as a student attorney in the Washington University School of Law Entrepreneurship and Intellectual Property Clinic. Prior to earning his Juris Doctor, Scholz served as a HeplerBroom summer associate. He is licensed to practice in Illinois.