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Edwardsville, IL



  • Saint Louis University Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 2008
  • Butler University, B.S. in Finance, 2000


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

Practice Description

Tara W. Kuchar focuses her practice on healthcare defense litigation and regulatory matters, including medical malpractice, nursing home liability, and insurance defense (including insurance broker errors and omissions liability). In addition, her practice includes work on various appellate matters. Ms. Kuchar has represented clients in both Illinois and Missouri. 

Bar/Professional Associations

  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel
    • Editor, IDC Quarterly
      • Editor in Chief (2017-2018)
      • Executive Editor (2016-2017)
      • Associate Editor (2015-2016)
      • Assistant Editor (2013-2015)
    • Meritorious Service Award (2018)
  • Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys
  • Madison County Bar Association
  • The Missouri Bar

Law School Honors/Involvement

  • Academic Excellence Awards in
    • Bioethics
    • Constitutional Law
    • Criminal Law
    • Environmental Law
    • Remedies
    • Secured Transactions
  • Order of the Woolsack (academic honor awarded to graduates ranked in the top 10% of their class)

Published Legal Writings

External Publications

  • “Fighting the Forum Fight,” IDC Quarterly, Vol. 29, No. 1 (2019). (This article can be read here.)
  • “Are Class Action Counterclaims Removable Under CAFA?” DRI (March 2, 2011). (Co-author)

HeplerBroom Blog Posts

Legal Lectures

  • “Illinois Rules of Evidence,” HeplerBroom University (Edwardsville IL, 2012) (Co-presenter).
  • Medicare: Avoiding Post-Judgment/Post-Settlement Litigation,” HeplerBroom University (Edwardsville IL, 2009) (Co-presenter).

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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