Hepler Broom, LLC Logo

44 HeplerBroom Attorneys Named to 2019 List of Leading/Emerging Lawyers

HeplerBroom is proud to announce that 33 of the firm’s attorneys have been named to the 2019 list of Leading Lawyers. Additionally, 11 were named to the list of Emerging Lawyers.

Less than 5% of all lawyers licensed in each state receive the distinction of being named a Leading Lawyer, and only 2% of a state’s licensed lawyers are named an Emerging Lawyer. Nominees are initially selected based on ratings by their peers. To maintain the quality and credibility of these surveys, lawyers cannot nominate themselves or anyone at their own law firm. This initial set of nominees then undergoes a rigorous vetting of their practice experience and ethical standing. In the final selection process, nominees are reviewed by the Advisory Board. According to Law Bulletin Media, publisher of the lists, the diversity, quality, and public nature of each state’s Advisory Board has helped Leading Lawyers earn its reputation as the most trusted and respected resource to locate reputable, experienced lawyers.

HeplerBroom attorneys in the list of Leading Lawyers, with their respective practice areas, are:

EDWARDSVILLE OFFICE

  • Beth A. Bauer – class action/mass tort defense
  • Brenda G. Baum – products liability defense; toxic torts defense
  • Troy A. Bozarth – class action/mass tort defense; commercial litigation; personal injury defense: general; transportation defense, including aviation, FELA, and maritime
  • Gordon R. Broom – class action/mass tort defense; personal injury defense: general; products liability defense; professional malpractice defense, including legal, technical, and financial; toxic torts defense
  • Matthew B. Champlin – personal injury defense: general; products liability defense
  • Eric P. Hall - products liability defense; toxic torts defense
  • Jeffrey S. Hebrank – class action/mass tort defense; personal injury defense: general; products liability defense; toxic torts defense
  • Larry E. Hepler – class action/mass tort defense; personal injury defense: general; products liability defense; toxic torts defense
  • George A. Kiser – toxic torts defense
  • Gary A. Meadows – professional malpractice defense, including legal, technical, and financial
  • Benjamin W. Powell – personal injury defense: general; products liability defense; transportation defense, including aviation, FELA, and maritime
  • Jason Rankin – class action/mass tort defense; products liability defense
  • Anne B. Schmidt – products liability defense; toxic torts defense
  • Steven M. Wallace – banking & financial institutions; bankruptcy: individual; bankruptcy & workout: commercial; creditor’s rights, commercial collections
  • Dede K. Zupanci - health; medical malpractice defense

ST. LOUIS OFFICE

  • Gregg A. Kinney - products liability defense; transportation defense, including aviation, FELA, and maritime; toxic torts defense
  • Theodore J. MacDonald, Jr. – commercial litigation; criminal defense: white collar; medical malpractice defense; alternate dispute resolution: personal injury
  • Michael Reda – personal injury defense: general

CHICAGO OFFICE

  • Robert E. Elworth – civil appellate; insurance, insurance coverage, and reinsurance
  • Rick Hammond – insurance, insurance coverage, and reinsurance
  • Linda J. Hay – medical malpractice defense; personal injury defense: general; professional malpractice defense, including legal, technical, and financial
  • Eric W. Moch – civil appellate; insurance, insurance coverage, and reinsurance; personal injury defense: general
  • Anne M. Oldenburg - medical malpractice defense; personal injury defense: general; professional malpractice defense, including legal, technical, and financial
  • Daniel L. Siegfried – environmental; public utilities: gas, water, electric
  • Anthony J. Tunney – commercial litigation; insurance, insurance coverage, and reinsurance; personal injury defense: general; professional malpractice defense, including legal, technical, and financial

SPRINGFIELD OFFICE

  • Ladonna Driver – environmental
  • Edward W. Dwyer – environmental
  • Katherine D. Hodge - environmental
  • Lance T. Jones – employment: management; governmental, municipal, lobbying, & administrative; personal injury defense: general
  • Stephen R. Kaufmann – class action/mass tort defense; insurance, insurance coverage, and reinsurance; personal injury defense: general; products liability defense; toxic torts defense
  • Jennifer M. Martin - environmental
  • Thomas H. Wilson – civil appellate; commercial litigation

CRYSTAL LAKE OFFICE

  • Aleen R. Tiffany – construction; personal injury defense: general

HeplerBroom attorneys named to the 2019 list of Emerging Lawyers, with their respective practice areas, include:

EDWARDSVILLE OFFICE

  • Alemayehu A. Ayanaw – toxic torts defense
  • Andrew K. Carruthers – closely & privately held business; election, political & campaign; governmental, municipal, lobbying & administrative; real estate: tax; trusts, wills & estates
  • Daniel C. Lytle – commercial litigation; personal injury defense: general
  • Kathryn L. Modeer - class action/mass tort defense
  • Gregory W. Odom II – products liability defense; toxic torts defense
  • Leslie M. Odom - health; medical malpractice defense

CHICAGO OFFICE

  • Matthew H. Brandabur – Medical Malpractice Defense
  • James P. DuChateau – commercial litigation; insurance, insurance coverage, and reinsurance
  • Katie E. Jacobi – civil appellate; insurance, insurance coverage, and reinsurance
  • Joseph T. Tripoli - insurance, insurance coverage, and reinsurance; personal injury defense: general

SPRINGFIELD OFFICE

  • Michael P. Murphy– insurance, insurance coverage, and reinsurance; personal injury defense: general; products liability defense