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DOUGLAS J.
BIELLER

Partner

dbieller@heplerbroom.com

314-480-4161

St. Louis, MO

 

Education

  • Southern Illinois University, J.D., 2006
  • Washington University-St. Louis, M.S. in Construction Management, 2003
  • Washington University-St. Louis, B.S. in Civil Engineering, 2003

Admissions

  • Missouri
  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri

Practice Description


Douglas J. Bieller concentrates his current practice on toxic tort, product liability, and construction litigation. He represents clients in asbestos cases pending in St. Louis, Missouri; Madison and Cook Counties in Illinois; and various outlying counties in both Illinois and Missouri. In addition, he is National Coordinating Counsel for a client involved in asbestos litigation throughout the entire United States. As part of that role, he follows various asbestos litigation trends and dockets in some of the busiest jurisdictions in the United States including Madison County, Illinois; Baltimore; and New York City.

Prior to joining HeplerBroom, Mr. Bieller started his legal career at a firm specializing in insurance defense litigation. He has represented individuals, businesses, homeowners’ associations, and insurance carriers in numerous matters including first and third party claims, insurance coverage opinions, premises liability, personal injury, and construction law. Additionally, he has trial experience with successful bench and jury verdicts and has achieved numerous successful case resolutions through mediation.

Mr. Bieller has a background rooted in engineering and construction, which provides him with a unique perspective when handling asbestos cases when exposures are alleged through not only products, but also through the construction of residential, commercial, and industrial facilities/buildings

Bar/Professional Associations


  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Boone County Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
    • Trial Section Committee
  • The Missouri Bar

Law School Honors/Involvement


  • School of Law Faculty Scholarship
  • SIU Law School Faculty Hiring Committee
    • Student Advisor
  • Sports Law Society
    • Secretary

Published Legal Writing


  • “Iowa Law Addresses Over-Naming of Defendants in Asbestos-Related Lawsuits,” HeplerBroom Blog (June 11, 2020). (This blog can be read here.)

 

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.

HeplerBroom's IT department has been working hard to make sure all remote employees are set up with equipment and access from home to limit disruption to our clients. Maintaining security and confidentiality has remained, and will continue to remain, at the forefront of all processes and procedures, at all levels throughout the firm.

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.

Wishing you and your families good health.

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