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Hammond Office Adds Additional Insurance Attorney

HeplerBroom attorney Andrew Symns
Andrew Symns

Andrew B. Symns has joined HeplerBroom as an associate attorney in the firm’s Hammond office. Symns focuses his practice on insurance coverage and bad faith litigation. He also has experience in patent law.

Symns obtained his J.D. from The John Marshall Law School (n/k/a UIC John Marshall Law School) in 2015. He also holds an LLM in Intellectual Property Law from John Marshall, a Business Management for Engineers Certificate from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Iowa State University. While in law school, he was on the Dean’s list, earned multiple JD Certificates, was Articles Editor for The John Marshall Review of Intellectual Property Law, was on the Moot Courts Honors Council, was an Octofinalist in the Cardozo BMI Moot Court Competition, and was a member of both Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity and Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society. In addition, he worked as a Rule 711 Intern at the law schools’ Pro Bono Clinic and was a Research Assistant for the school’s Director of the Center for Intellectual Property, Information & Privacy Law.

Prior to joining HeplerBroom, Symns handled insurance defense for corporate defendants with a firm in northwest Indiana. Before becoming an attorney, he worked for a fifty-year member of the Chicagoland legal community, providing support to his real estate practice. He was certified by the State of Iowa as an Engineer Intern and is licensed to practice law in Indiana and Illinois.

HeplerBroom LLC COVID-19 Response

HeplerBroom has been diligently working on its response and continuity plan to the COVID-19 pandemic in order to keep the health and safety of our employees, their families, and our clients as our top priority.

To help ensure everyone's continued health and well-being, effective March 17, 2020, all attorneys and staff began working remotely. We continue to assess the situation and will return to our physical offices when appropriate.

To ensure this, the firm has identified essential personnel in each office who will make certain that critical firm functions that cannot be done remotely continue to be handled. We have put in place protocol for those essential personnel to make sure they are keeping healthy per the CDC cleaning and sanitizing recommendations. All teams have back-up personnel and procedures that we will follow to make sure all deadlines are met and clients receive the same great service and work product that we have always been proud to provide.

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