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St. Louis, MO


Area of Practice


  • University of Arkansas-Fayetteville, J.D., 1996
  • University of Notre Dame, Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, 1993


  • Missouri
  • Illinois

Practice Description

David exclusively defends employers and insurers in Missouri and Illinois workers’ compensation claims. He has handled literally hundreds of claims from initial investigation to resolution, including disputed permanent total disability claims, heart attacks, operated back injuries, repetitive trauma cases (carpal tunnel syndrome), drug and safety violations, and fraudulent claims.  He has defended employers from nearly every field of industry, with particular experience in retail, manufacturing, health care, construction, security, and transportation.  He has handled claims from virtually every docket in Missouri and Illinois.

Law School Honors/Involvement

  • Dean's List
  • Phi Alpha Delta

Legal Lectures & Presentations

  • David frequently provides his clients with onsite training and seminars addressing current issues and strategies in defending Missouri and Illinois workers’ compensation claims.

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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