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DuChateau and Jacobi Receive Awards from IDC

HeplerBroom attorney James DuChateau receiving IDC's Volunteer of the Year award from IDC executive Director Sandra Wulf HeplerBroom attorney Katie Jacobi
James DuChateau received  IDC's Volunteer of the Year award from Executive Director Sandra Wulf. Katie Jacobi received IDC's 2019 Rising Star award.

James DuChateau and Katie Jacobi were honored recently at the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel’s (IDC) annual meeting, which was held at the East Bank Club in Chicago.

DuChateau was named the Association’s Volunteer of the Year. He is on IDC’s Board of Directors and is the Associate Editor of IDC Quarterly, the association’s professional journal. In the past he served as Chair of the Young Lawyer’s Committee. A partner in the firm’s Chicago, office, DuChateau focuses his practice in the areas of insurance coverage and commercial law in state and federal courts throughout the Midwest and Mountain West. He has been named a Rising Star by Illinois Super Lawyers and an Emerging Lawyer by Illinois Leading Lawyers. In 2014, he was the Legal Assistance Foundation’s Pro Bono Volunteer of the Year.

Jacobi received IDC’s Rising Star award. She is Vice-Chair of the association’s Young Lawyers Committee and an Assistant Editor of IDC Quarterly. Also a partner in the firm’s Chicago office, Jacobi focuses her practice on insurance coverage and bad faith litigation. She has been named a Rising Star by Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers and an Emerging Lawyer by Illinois Leading Lawyers. She writes and lectures frequently on issues related to insurance law.

HeplerBroom is pleased to announce that its physical offices have reopened. While the health and safety of our clients, employees, and families, remain our top priority, HeplerBroom attorneys and staff are returning to our offices on full-time or modified schedules. Our offices are open to visitors and clients with scheduled appointments, with appropriate screening of visitors and social-distancing protocols. HeplerBroom will continue to follow CDC recommendations for cleaning and sanitizing.

We are very proud of the dedicated efforts of our attorneys and staff to provide great service and work product to our clients during the pandemic. This would not have been possible without the incredible support provided by the HeplerBroom IT Department and other essential personnel who supported our personnel and clients from the office locations while the rest of our teams worked remotely.

If you have questions about visiting our offices, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to seeing you in person again in the near future.