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St. Louis, MO



  • Saint Louis University Law School, J.D., 2005
  • University of Missouri, B.A. in Political Science, 2002


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

Practice Description

Matthew H. Noce focuses his practice on trials involving general litigation matters, including defending:

  • individuals and companies in lawsuits seeking damages for personal injury (including those arising from auto accidents involving private auto and commercial vehicles), as well as premises liability claims
  • companies against class actions involving claims brought pursuant to federal and state statutes
  • manufacturers and distributors on products liability claims involving medical devices/products and pharmaceuticals

He has represented school districts and commercial trucking companies throughout the state of Missouri, public utilities in the St. Louis metropolitan area, and pharmaceutical manufacturers in both Missouri and Illinois. He also represents food product manufacturers in Missouri in toxic tort litigation related to workplace exposure injuries.

Bar/Professional Associations

  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Inns of Court
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • The Missouri Bar Association
  • Missouri Organization of Defense Counsel
    • Treasurer (2020)
    • Board Member (2015-present)
    • John Oliver, Jr., Trial Academy (2008)
  • St. Louis County Bar Association
    • Executive Committee
  • Lawyers Association of St. Louis

Awards, Honors & Distinctions

  • AV Preeminent® Attorney by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers
    • Rising Star (2012-2020)
  • Corporate Achiever, St. Louis Chapter of National Multiple Sclerosis Society (2015, 2016)
  • Roy F. Essen Outstanding Young Lawyer Award (2016)
  • Western Golf Association, Director (2021)

Law School Honors/Involvement

  • Saint Louis University Legal Aid Clinic (2005)

Published Legal Writing

  • “The Scope of an Insurer’s Right to Intervene after Britt v Otto,” Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers Quarterly (Spring 2019). (Co-author)
  • “Official Immunity: Not Just for Officials Anymore,” Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers Quarterly Report. (December 2016). (Co-author)
  • “The Demise of Contributory Negligence in Professional Liability Cases,” DRI Quarterly Newsletter (June 2011). (Co-author) 

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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