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Chicago, IL



  • Saint Louis University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2011
  • Truman State University, B.A., in Business Administration with concentration in Finance, cum laude, 2007


  • Missouri
  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri

Practice Description

Katie E. Jacobi’s practice focuses primarily on insurance coverage and bad faith litigation in both Missouri and Illinois. Ms. Jacobi is experienced in third-party insurance coverage matters arising under commercial and personal lines policies, including commercial general and umbrella liability policies, commercial and personal auto policies, professional liability and errors and omissions liability policies, and homeowners’ policies. She also has experience in first-party coverage matters, including primarily uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage claims. Her insurance coverage practice also includes evaluating and litigating bad faith coverage matters in Missouri and Illinois.

In addition to insurance coverage analysis and litigation, Ms. Jacobi is an experienced appellate attorney. She has handled numerous appeals in Missouri and Illinois Appellate Courts, the Missouri Supreme Court, and the Eighth Circuit

Bar/Professional Associations

  • Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel
    • Assistant Editor, IDC Quarterly
    • Insurance Law Committee
    • Vice-Chair, Young Lawyers Committee (2018-2019)
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers

Awards, Honors & Distinctions

  • Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers
    • Rising Star (2015-2020)
  • Illinois Leading Lawyers
    • Emerging Lawyer (2019-2020)
  • Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel
    • Rising Star (2019)

Law Schools Honors/Involvement

  • Deans Select Scholar
  • Order of the Woolsack
  • Saint Louis University Public Law Review
    • Articles Editor

Published Legal Writing

External Publications

  • “Discussing Coverage Issues with Outside Counsel – Before an Opinion is Drafted,” Insights (Winter, 2019). (Co-author) (This article can be read here.)
  • “The Concurrent Proximate Cause Test for Coverage in Illinois: A Look at Allstate Indemnity Company v. Contreras,” IDC Quarterly, Vol. 28, No. 4 (2018). (Co-author) (This article can be read here.)
  • “Should I Stay or Should I Go? Staying Coverage Litigation Pending Resolution of the Underlying Lawsuit,” IDC Quarterly, Vol. 28 No. 1. (Co-author) (This article can be read here.)
  • “What to Do When Rules of Grammar Are Unclear, and Other Thoughts on Split Infinitives,” Writers’ Corner, For the Defense (June 2018). (Co-author) (This article can be read here.)
  • “The Expansion of Discovery in Insurance Law Cases After Zagorski v. Allstate,” IDC Quarterly, Volume 27, Number 1 (2017). (This article can be read here.)

HeplerBroom Blog Posts

  • “Punitive Damages Demand Alone Likely Insufficient To Trigger Independent Counsel,” March 6, 2018. (This blog post can be read here.)
  • “Be Careful What You Say: Insurer Estopped from Asserting Coverage Defenses Based on Agent’s Representations,” January 16, 2018. (This blog post can be read here.)
  • “An Irritant Is … Something That Irritates: The Eighth Circuit Weighs In On Scope Of The Pollution Exclusion To Liability Coverage,” June 10, 2014. (This blog post can be read here.)
  • “HeplerBroom LLC Helps Secure Dismissal of Corporate Officers in Securities Class Action,” April 10, 2014. (This blog post can be read here.)

For a complete list of Published Legal Writing, see attached.

Legal Lectures & Presentations

  • "The Three Cornered Mediation: How to Resolve Coverage and Liability at the Same Time," American Bar Association Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee CLE Seminar (Tucson AZ, 2020).
  • “Bad Faith Law Update: Just Over the Horizon? Emerging Threats from the Policyholder Bar,” Insuralex U.S. Seminar on Cutting Edge Issues (Chicago IL, 2019). (co-presenter)
  • “Preserving and Defending an Insurance Company’s Coverage and Claims Handling Decisions Through Proper File Documentation,” Claim and Litigation Management Alliance (Chicago, IL, 2019).
  • “Attorney-Client and Work-Product Privileges in Insurance Coverage Litigation,” Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (Springfield IL, 2018).
  • “The Impact of Missouri’s Reformed 537.065 statute,” Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (St. Louis MO, 2018).

For a complete list of Legal Lectures & Presentations, click 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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