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Hammond Office Adds Additional Insurance Attorney

Andrew B. Symns has joined HeplerBroom as an associate attorney in the firm’s Hammond office. Symns focuses his practice on insurance coverage and bad faith litigation. He also has experience in patent law.

Symns obtained his J.D. from The John Marshall Law School (n/k/a UIC John Marshall Law School) in 2015. He also holds an LLM in Intellectual Property Law from John Marshall, a Business Management for Engineers Certificate from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Iowa State University. While in law school, he was on the Dean’s list, earned multiple JD Certificates, was Articles Editor for The John Marshall Review of Intellectual Property Law, was on the Moot Courts Honors Council, was an Octofinalist in the Cardozo BMI Moot Court Competition, and was a member of both Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity and Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society. In addition, he worked as a Rule 711 Intern at the law schools’ Pro Bono Clinic and was a Research Assistant for the school’s Director of the Center for Intellectual Property, Information & Privacy Law.

Prior to joining HeplerBroom, Symns handled insurance defense for corporate defendants with a firm in northwest Indiana. Before becoming an attorney, he worked for a fifty-year member of the Chicagoland legal community, providing support to his real estate practice. He was certified by the State of Iowa as an Engineer Intern and is licensed to practice law in Indiana and Illinois.


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