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Hepler, Larry E.

Office: Edwardsville
Phone: 618-307-1117
Email: lhepler@heplerbroom.com
Licenses: IL/MO

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Recognized by: Leading Lawyers Network, Super Lawyers

Practice Description:
Mr. Hepler focuses his practice on the defense of complex, multiparty civil cases and class actions involving a wide range of subjects, including all aspects of consumer fraud, personal injury, products liability, pharmaceutical, commercial, toxic torts, construction and insurance litigation.

Mr. Hepler has represented clients in numerous jurisdictions, with primary emphasis in Illinois and Missouri.

Bar Admissions:
U. S. Supreme Court
U. S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit
United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois
United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri

Law School:
Washington & Lee University, J.D.

Law School Honors/Involvement:
magna cum laude
Order of the Coif
Omicron Delta Kappa
Articles Editor, Washington & Lee Law Review

Undergraduate School:
Bucknell University, B.A.

Bar/Professional Association Involvement:
American College of Trial Lawyers
American Board of Trial Advocates
Federation of Defense & Corporation Counsel
     Chair of Trial Tactics Substantive Law Section
     Chair of The Economics of Law Practice Substantive Law Section
     Vice Chair of the Technology Committee
     Board of Directors
     Regional Vice President\Faculty Member Litigation Management College
Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel
Illinois State Bar Association
The Missouri Bar
American Bar Association
Madison County, Illinois, Bar Association
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
Defense Research Institute

Awards, Honors, Distinctions:
Illinois Super Lawyer since 2005
The Best Lawyers in America since 2007
Leading Lawyers Network since 2003 (Advisory Board Member)
     Class Action/Mass Tort Defense Law
     Personal Injury Defense Law: General
     Products Liability Defense Law
     Toxic Torts Defense Law
AV Preeminent® attorneys by Martindale-Hubbell
Featured in Leading Lawyers Network Magazine Business Edition for 2009 in an article titled "Plaintiffs' Lawyers Need Their "A" Game When Facing this Madison County Defense Attorney" by Melissa Birks. 
Best Lawyers' 2016 Missouri Class Action/Mass Tort Defense Law "Lawyer of the Year."

Published Legal Writing:
"Comparison of Consumer Fraud Statutes Across the 50 States" (FDCC Quarterly, Spring 2005)

"The Federal Rules and Their Application to Your Practice" (FDCC Quarterly)

"Trial Witnesses - selection, Care, Feeding & Understanding - Mastery of Direct Examination" (FDCC - Trial Masters)

Legal Lectures:
"Hot Tips" for Responding to Plaintiff's Request for Money (IICLE)

"How to Minimize Plaintiff's Disability and Suffering" (IICLE)

"Expert and Human Factors Testimony" (IICLE)

"Developments & Trends in Product Liability Cases" (FDCC)

"Winning the Pre-Trial Battle; If You Can't Beat Them, Join Them: Leaving it Behind" (FDCC)

"Closed Head Injuries - Cross Examination of the Neuropsychologist" (FDCC)

"Pre-Trial Strategies - Use of Focus Groups, Mock Trials, Jury Selection Techniques & Settlement Strategies" (FDCC)

"Class Actions and State Consumer Fraud Statutes" (FDCC)

"Diary for Federal Litigation in the Wake of the 1993 Amendments to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure" (FDCC)

"The Use of Technology in the Courtroom" (FDCC)

"The Federal Rules and Their Application to Your Practice" (FDCC)

"Law Office Management and the Use of Technology" (FDCC)

"Challenging the Status Quo, Reversing Your Litigation Tactics" (FDCC)

"Anatomy of a Hellhole" (FDCC)

"Use of Summation and Application to Trial" (FDCC)

"Trial Witnesses - Selection, Care, Feeding & Understanding Mastery of Direct
Examination" (FDCC)

"Comparison of Construction Safety Act of 2008 to Structural Work Act" (COCA)

"Advanced Technology in the Law Practice" (DRI)

ISBA Law Ed Series - Hot Tips - Proven and Winning Ways in Personal Injury Cases - presented Monday, November 1, 1993

ISBA Law Ed Series - Products Liability: In-Depth Study of Litigation Involving Products - presented April 10, 1992

ISBA Law Ed Series - How to Present and Defend a Personal Injury Case - presented November 15, 1991

ISBA Law Ed Series - Hot Tips on Handling and Avoiding Common Settlement and Trial Problems - presented April 19, 1991


 Larry Hepler