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St. Louis, MO


Areas of Practice


  • University of Missouri School of Law, J.D., 1986
  • Rhodes College, Memphis, Tennessee, B.A., 1983


  • Missouri
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts for the
    • Eastern District of Missouri
    • Western District of Missouri

Practice Description

Kurt A. Hentz focuses his practice on trials involving complex litigation matters, including:

  • Personal Injury Defense
  • General Negligence
  • Insurance
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution

He has represented utility companies, insurance companies, small and mid-sized companies, and individual clients, primarily in Missouri.

Mr. Hentz also serves as a mediator.

Bar/Professional Associations

  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
    • Trial Tactics, Practice, and Procedures Section
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers
    • Senior Advisory Committee Chair (2020-2021)
    • Judicial Committee Vice Chair (2019-2021)
    • President (2017-2018)

Awards, Honors & Distinctions

  • AV Preeminent® Attorneys by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Distinguished Leadership Award, Defense Research Institute (2018)
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyer (2010-2020)
  • Outstanding Service Award, Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers (2014)

Published Legal Writing

  • “Be Our Licensee: The Distinction between Licensees and Invitees Still Matters in Missouri,” HeplerBroom Blog (August 6, 2019). (This blog post 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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