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30 HeplerBroom Attorneys Named to 2016 "Leading/Emerging Lawyers" in Civil Defense

HeplerBroom is proud to announce that 18 of the firm’s attorneys have been named to the 2016 list of Civil Defense Leading LawyersSM in Illinois. Additionally, 12 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, publisher of the list, 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; Personal Injury Defense: General; Transportation Defense

Gordon R. Broom – Class Action/Mass Tort Defense; Personal Injury Defense: General; Products Liability Defense; Professional Malpractice Defense; Toxic Torts Defense

Daniel W. Farroll – Personal Injury Defense: General; 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

Gregg A. Kinney – Products Liability Defense; Transportation Defense; Toxic Torts Defense

George A. Kiser – Toxic Torts Defense

Theodore J. MacDonald, Jr. – Medical Malpractice Defense

Gary A. Meadows – Professional Malpractice Defense

Jason Rankin – Class Action/Mass Tort Defense; Products Liability Defense

Michael Reda – Personal Injury Defense: General

Anne B. Schmidt – Products Liability Defense; Toxic Torts Defense

SPRINGFIELD OFFICE

Stephen R. Kaufmann – Class Action/Mass Tort Defense; Personal Injury Defense: General; Products Liability Defense; Toxic Torts Defense

CHICAGO OFFICE

Rick Hammond – Insurance: Insurance Coverage & Reinsurance Law

Robert H. Sands – Personal Injury Defense: General; Products Liability Defense; Transportation Defense; Toxic Torts Defense

Anthony J. Tunney – Personal Injury Defense: General; Professional Malpractice Defense

HeplerBroom attorneys named to the 2016 list of Emerging Lawyers, with their respective practice areas, include:

EDWARDSVILLE OFFICE

Andrew K. Carruthers - Election, Political & Campaign Law; Governmental, Municipal, Lobbying & Administrative Law; Real Estate Law; Tax Law

Matthew B. Champlin – Personal Injury Defense: General; Products Liability Defense

Jason D. Johnson – Products Liability Defense

Daniel C. Lytle – Personal Injury Defense: General

Gregory W. Odom – Toxic Torts Defense

Benjamin W. Powell – Personal Injury Defense: General; Products Liability Defense; Transportation Defense

Noel L. Smith, Jr. – Toxic Torts Defense

Patrick W. Stufflebeam – Products Liability Defense; Toxic Torts Defense

SPRINGFIELD OFFICE

Matthew C. Read - Environmental Law

Michael P. Murphy – Personal Injury Defense: General; Products Liability Defense

 CHICAGO OFFICE

James P. DuChateau - Insurance Coverage; Commercial Litigation

Edna L. McLain – Personal Injury Defense: General; Products Liability Defense; Toxic Torts Defense