Emily D. Roman has joined the firm’s St. Louis office as an associate attorney. She focuses her practice on the defense of civil litigation matters involving insurance law, personal injury, automobile accidents, and property damage.
The U.S.District Court for Central District of Illinois has decertified a gender discrimination collective action against a medical school. Lead defense attorney in the case was HeplerBroom partner Thomas Wilson, who was assisted by partner Michael Murphy and associate attorney Christopher Clasby.
Rick Hammond and Eric Moch will discuss current trends in bodily injury and property claims fraud at the annual conference of the Illinois chapter of the International Association of Special Investigation Units.
HeplerBroom attorney Glenn Davis, Committee Chair of the Missouri Bar’s Antitrust Committee, will serve as moderator for the committee’s upcoming Spring Meeting. In addition, Davis will be one of the featured speakers at a session on Poaching, Wage-Fixing, and Other Employment Antitrust Problems.
In his latest column for SIU Today (the quarterly magazine of the International Association of Special Investigators), HeplerBroom attorney Rick Hammond discusses an Illinois Appellate Court’s ruling on the effects of a policyholder’s recanting of a lie before a coverage decision is made.
Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District affirmed a 2018 summary judgement opinion obtained by HeplerBroom partner Kathleen Hamilton and associate attorney Bradley Zaffiri regarding breach of contract.
HeplerBroom is co-sponsoring a legislative roundtable that will bring together Missouri lawmakers and Missouri attorneys to discuss proposed 2019 legislation that would impact diverse communities. Specific topics of discussion include criminal justice reform, public safety, and economic development.
HeplerBroom's Tammera Banasek and Wasif Khanfeatured will be featured speakers at healthcare management seminar. They will discuss the risk social media poses on claims, the use of social media as an investigative tool, and the effects of social media on litigation.
Susan Wagener is presenting a continuing education webinar for American Nurses Association of Illinois to educate nursing professionals about advocating on their own behalf to protect and defend their nursing licenses.
Rebecca Nickelson, a partner in the firm’s St. Louis office, was part of a recent DRI podcast highlighting the exponential growth of the organization’s public service activities through its Philanthropic Activities Committee.
Rebecca Nickelson and Amy Johnson will be among the speakers at DRI’s Women in the Law Conference, which is being held in Coronado, California, on January 23-29. HeplerBroom is a sponsor of the conference.
Kathleen Hamilton and Bradley Zaffiri recently obtained summary judgment for a client in the United States District Court, Eastern District of Missouri (Timothy Farkas v. Overton Industries, Inc., et al; No. 4:17-CV-761 RLW).
Joseph T. Tripoli has joined HeplerBroom in its Chicago office as an associate attorney. Tripoli concentrates his practice in the area of civil defense litigation, with a focus on the defense of injury claims involving third-party liability and insurance/medical fraud. He is also experienced in general liability defense.
Leslie Odom will be one of three featured speakers at a Nov. 10 workshop on legal, professional, and crisis response issues for mental health professionals whose clients have had suicidal thoughts. The workshop is sponsored by Creve Coeur Counseling Associates.
Susan Wagener will be one of the featured speakers at the American Nurses Association’s Illinois Professional Issues Conference, which is being held in Lisle, Illinois, on November 3. Wagener will encourage nursing professionals to advocate on their own behalf to protect and defend their nursing licenses.
At its recent annual meeting, the Missouri Bar honored HeplerBroom partner Larry Hepler for his 50 years of membership. Later the same day, the firm’s Edwardsville office held a congratulations party in his honor.
Three HeplerBroom partners—Jeff Hebrank, Troy Bozarth, and Kathy Hodge—were named to Leading Lawyers’ list of Top 10 business lawyers in downstate Illinois. HeplerBroom was the only law firm to have more than one attorney make the list.
On November 9, HeplerBroom is co-sponsoring an environmental seminar in Springfield IL on Illinois Water Laws and Regulations. Topics: Illinois water regulatory and enforcement updates, water issues affecting utilities and agriculture. Professional engineers can earn 6.5 PDHs; Illinois attorneys can earn 6.5 CLEs (1.0 Illinois Professionalism hour).
A federal court recently denied class action certification to a former medical school faculty member of Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. HeplerBroom partner Thomas Wilson is the lead defense attorney on the case.
Managing partner Troy Bozarth was profiled recently in Leading Lawyers Magazine-Business Edition. The article details his path to becoming an attorney and his career at HB, especially his work with class action cases.
An Illinois appeals court recently overturned a $4.6 million verdict awarded a mechanic who claimed his mesothelioma was caused from asbestos-containing welding rods. The welding rods’ manufacturer, Hobart Brothers, was represented by Jeffrey Hebrank.
Rick Hammond, a partner in the Chicago office, has published another in his series of “Law Update” columns for SIU Today, the quarterly magazine published by the International Association of Special Investigation Units. In the article, Hammond details a Colorado hail damage case in which an insurer sought to have an award vacated on the basis that the client’s appraiser was not sufficiently impartial.
Glenn Davis, the lead partner for HBCyberGroup (HeplerBroom’s Cybersecurity, Data Breach & Privacy Protection team), will be a featured speaker at an upcoming League of Healthcare Experts “Lunch & Learn” seminar.
HeplerBroom and the Chicagoland chapters of Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters (CPCU) recently donated over $1,600 to the Ronald McDonald House Charity of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana. The monies were generated from the second annual insurance law and coverage seminar the two co-sponsored.
HeplerBroom was a proud sponsor of the eleventh annual St. Louis Diversity Job Fair. Rebecca Nickelson, a partner in the firm’s St. Louis office, recently met with numerous law students to interview them for Summer Associate positions with the firm. Kate Watkins and Zoe Gross, attorneys in the firm’s St. Louis office, attended the Job Fair Reception to welcome students before the interviews.
Partners Rick Hammond, Eric Moch, and Michael Young are scheduled to be the featured speakers at a Farm Bureau Special Investigations Unit seminar on August 16. The event is being held in West Des Moines, Iowa.
The St. Louis Business Journal has included HeplerBroom on its 2018 list of St. Louis’ largest law firms. The list includes local, regional, and national firms ranked by number of local licensed attorneys
Three of HeplerBroom's asbestos litigation partners--Brenda Baum,Eric Hall, and Rebecca Nickelson--will play key roles at HarrisMartin's annual Midwest Asbestos Litigation Conference, which will be held September 8 at the Four Seasons Hotel in St. Louis.
A recent article by Jennifer Martin and Josh Houser, HB environmental law partner and associate respectively, tracks the history and uncertain future of clean construction and demolition debris landfills and uncontaminated soil sites in Illinois.
HeplerBroom recently hosted a one-day employment law seminar at the Edwardsville office. Topics covered included an array of employment law matters, including sexual harassment, EEOC investigations, social media in the workplace, internal investigations, and cybersecurity. Speakers were HeplerBroom attorneys who are experienced in navigating human resource compliance issues, as well as firm attorneys who have represented both employees and employers in employment-related litigation.
Melissa Brown’s recent HB blog post on an OSHA standard was re-published in the Energy and Environment Blog of the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association (IMA). The post provides an update on the standards for respirable crystalline silica for general industry and for maritime and the applicable enforcement start dates.
Associate attorney Katie Jacobi has been named Vice-Chair of the Young Lawyers Committee for the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel. She has also been named an Assistant Editor of the organizationâ€™s legal journal, IDC Quarterly.
In a recent â€œWriterâ€™s Cornerâ€ column for DRIâ€™s For the Defense magazine, Michael Young and Katie Jacobi tackled the thorny question of how to decide when it is and is not helpful to deviate from standard grammar rules, particularly when an old rule is transitioning to something new.
In his Summer 2018 column for SIU Today, Rick Hammond explores a recent decision by the Court of Appeals of Washington that dramatically changes the landscape on the issue of imposing a duty of good on â€œall personsâ€ engaged in the business of insurance.
HeplerBroom is pleased to announce that Katie Fulara Vinge and Jaime L. Padgett have joined the firm as associate attorneys. Vinge concentrates her practice on civil litigation, with a focus on construction injury and defect as well as professional liability cases. Padgett focuses her practice on complex civil litigation matters, including the defense of catastrophic bodily injury claims in construction, trucking, and premises liability cases.