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Edwardsville, IL


Areas of Practice

  • Asbestos
  • Products Liability
  • Toxic Tort


  • St. Louis University School of Law, J.D., 1982
  • University of Dayton, B.A. in History, 1979


  • Illinois
  • Missouri
  • Illinois Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit

Practice Description

Jeffrey S. Hebrank is a partner in HeplerBroom LLC, a law firm that specializes in litigation, with a primary emphasis on litigation defense. The firm has offices in cities that are widely known as active litigation venues [Edwardsville (Madison County), Springfield, and Chicago, Illinois, and St. Louis, Missouri].

Mr. Hebrank’s trial experience covers many areas of personal injury and bodily injury litigation, with a special emphasis in the areas of asbestos and toxic tort. He has been involved in asbestos litigation since 1988 and has tried asbestos cases to verdict throughout the country for Raybestos, Celotex, Owens-Corning, W.R. Grace, Bondex, Georgia-Pacific, and RPM.

Bar/Professional Associations

  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel
    • Past President
    • 10-year Board Member
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Madison County Bar Association
  • The Missouri Bar

Awards & Distinctions

  • AV Preeminent® Attorney by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers in America (2007-2019)
    • 2017 "Lawyer of the Year” – Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions-Defendants (St. Louis Metropolitan Area)
  • Top 100 Lawyers in Illinois (by Chicago Magazine) (2010)
  • Distinguished Member Award, Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel (2014)
  • Illinois Leading Lawyers (2003-2019)
    • Advisory Board Member
    • Top 10 Leading Business Lawyers-Downstate Illinois (2018)
    • Featured in Leading Lawyers Network Magazine-Business Edition: “Madison County Litigator Wins the Tough Cases Through Preparation" (2010) (Read article here.)
  • Illinois Super Lawyer (2009-2019)
  • International Who's Who of Product Liability Defence Lawyers (2016-2017)