Hepler Broom, LLC Logo

Brenda G.




Edwardsville, IL


Areas of Practice

  • Asbestos
  • Products Liability
  • Toxic Tort


  • Washington University School of Law-St. Louis, J.D., 1988
  • Grinnell (IA) College, B.A. in English, 1985


  • Illinois
  • Missouri
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts for the
    • Southern and Northern Districts of Illinois
    • Eastern District of Missouri

Practice Description

Brenda G. Baum focuses her practice on toxic torts, including asbestos lawsuits involving products liability. Since 2001, she has represented both product manufacturers and premises defendants in thousands of cases pending in Illinois and Missouri, with an emphasis on Madison County, Illinois.

Bar/Professional Associations

  • Council for Litigation Management
    • Secretary, St. Louis Chapter
    • Toxic Tort and Environmental Law Committee
  • Defense Research Institute
    • Toxic Tort and Environmental Law Committee
    • Women in the Law
  • Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel
  • Illinois Bar Association
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Madison County Bar Association
  • Arbitrator, Madison County (Illinois) Court
  • Volunteer, Madison County (Illinois) Bar Association Pro Bono Clinic
  • National Association of Women Lawyers
  • Women’s Bar Association of Illinois

Awards, Honors & Distinctions

  • AV Preeminent® Attorney by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers in America (2018)
  • Illinois Leading Lawyer (2015-2018)
  • Illinois Super Lawyer (2016-2018)
  • Co-Chair, HarrisMartin Midwest Asbestos Conference (St. Louis MO, 2009-2016)

Legal Lectures & Presentations

  • “The Case For and Against Joint Compound Manufacturers/Distributors,” Mealey’s Asbestos Conference: Advanced Trial Strategies (Philadelphia PA, 2008)