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Baum and Hall Play Key Role in Asbestos Conference

HeplerBroom attorney Brenda Baum HeplerBroom attorney Eric Hall
Brenda Baum Eric Hall

Two of HeplerBroom’s asbestos litigation partners played key roles at HarrisMartin’s annual Midwest Asbestos Litigation Conference, which was held virtually on December 2.  Brenda Baum completed her 12th year of co-chairing the event. In addition, she co-led a Question-and-Answer session. Eric Hall, along with The Honorable Stephen Stobbs of the Illinois Circuit Court of Madison County and attorney Christopher T. Layloff, discussed remote court proceedings.

Both attorneys focus their practices on asbestos litigation, products liability, and toxic tort matters. They are each recipients of prestigious legal leadership awards, including being named to the lists of Best Lawyers in America and Illinois Leading Lawyers. Baum is also rated an AV Preeminent Attorney by Martindale-Hubbell and has been named an Illinois Super Lawyer.

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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The firm has created emergency communication measures to communicate any changes to this plan to employees and are communicating on a regular basis with any and all new resources and helpful information during this uncertain time.

During these fluid and unpredictable times, HeplerBroom will continue its commitment to great service and results for our clients, all while keeping safe and healthy.

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