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Edwardsville, IL



  • St. Louis University School of Law, J.D., 1982
  • University of Dayton, B.A. in History, 1979


  • Illinois
  • Missouri
  • Illinois Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit

Practice Description

Jeffrey S. Hebrank is a partner in HeplerBroom LLC, a law firm that specializes in litigation, with a primary emphasis on litigation defense. The firm has offices in cities that are widely known as active litigation venues [Edwardsville (Madison County), Springfield, and Chicago, Illinois, and St. Louis, Missouri].

Mr. Hebrank’s trial experience covers many areas of personal injury and bodily injury litigation, with a special emphasis in the areas of asbestos and toxic tort. He has been involved in asbestos litigation since 1988 and has tried asbestos cases to verdict throughout the country for Raybestos, Celotex, Owens-Corning, W.R. Grace, Bondex, Georgia-Pacific, and RPM.

Bar/Professional Associations

  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel
    • Past President
    • 10-year Board Member
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Madison County Bar Association
  • The Missouri Bar

Awards & Distinctions

  • AV Preeminent® Attorney by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers in America (2007-2021)
    • 2017 "Lawyer of the Year” – Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions-Defendants (St. Louis Metropolitan Area)
  • Top 100 Lawyers in Illinois (by Chicago Magazine) (2010)
  • Distinguished Member Award, Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel (2014)
  • Illinois Leading Lawyers (2003-2020)
    • Advisory Board Member
    • Top 10 Leading Business Lawyers-Downstate Illinois (2018)
    • Featured in Leading Lawyers Network Magazine-Business Edition: “Madison County Litigator Wins the Tough Cases Through Preparation" (2010) (To read the full article, click here.)
  • Illinois Super Lawyer (2009-2020)
  • International Who's Who of Product Liability Defence Lawyers (2016-2017)

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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