HeplerBroom is proud to announce that 15 of its attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2021 Edition of Best Lawyers in America. and 13 are included in Best Lawyers’ inaugural list of Ones to Watch
Tammera Banasek will be part of a webinar discussing how to mitigate medical liability risks during the COVID-19 pandemic. The webinar is sponsored by Medical Liability Monitor, a national publication for medical liability insurance professionals and hospital risk managers
Dan Lytle recently obtained an Order from the Illinois Appellate Court, Second District, affirming a grant of summary judgment issued by the trial court in a wrongful death lawsuit filed in Lake County, Illinois
Eric Moch and Michael Young are presenting a free webinar on how all litigation and insurance claims have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, not just the much-discussed business interruption claims
HeplerBroom is gathering and disseminating information on a few of the many deserving charitable organizations primarily focused on COVID‑19 relief efforts in the areas where we have offices. Help Us Help Others!
As part of HeplerBroom’s continuing commitment to provide service and legal counsel during the COVID-19 pandemic, HB attorney Rick Hammond has published timely articles exploring the pandemic’s impact on business interruption insurance.
HeplerBroom attorney Bharat Varadachari was a speaker/moderater at the Commerical General Liability table at the Defense Collaborative and Midwest Claims Association “Speed Dating with Areas of the Law” event
HeplerBroom was recognized at the annual meeting of InfraGard’s Springfield (IL) chapter for supporting the organization’s cybersecurity mission. InfraGard is a partnership between the FBI, infrastructure businesses, academic institutions, and state and local law enforcement dedicated to increasing the security of the United States’ critical infrastructures.
A LinkedIn query to insurance adjusters, supervisors, and in-house counsel by St. Louis-based HeplerBroom attorney Michael Young was turned into a legal journal article by New York Attorney Steven Joseph
HeplerBroom attorneys have volunteered to staff a clinic to help vets obtain military and medical records needed to secure healthcare benefits. Clinic is at Madison County Courthouse from 1 to 4 p.m. on February 12
HeplerBroom attorneys Michael Young and Katie Jacobi have published an article in CPCU’s Insights magazine discussing the importance of claims professionals and outside counsel discussing a claim before a written coverage opinion is drafted
Employees in the Edwardsville office of HeplerBroom have again donated to Equipping the Called Foster & Crisis Closet, a non-profit group that provides basic necessities such as clothing and toiletries to children when they are initially placed in foster care
Rick Hammond’s Law Update column for SIU Today (the quarterly magazine of the IASIU) explores the rationale behind a Texas appellate court’s ruling that a public adjuster overstepped his role and engaged in the unauthorized practice of law
HeplerBroom attorney Glenn Davis was a member of a cybersecurity panel at the recent annual convention of the Independent Insurance Agents of Illinois discussing how to develop and implement a data breach and cybersecurity plan
HeplerBroom attorneys Jennifer Martin, Alec Messina, and Michael Murphy have published an article in the Illinois Manufacturer that highlights how recent cases involving alleged violations of the Illinois Environmental Protection Act have set some alarming precedents for Illinois companies
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.