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Edwardsville, IL



  • University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, J.D., 2003
  • Truman State University, B.A. in English, 2000


  • Illinois
  • Missouri
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts for the
    • Southern and Northern Districts of Illinois
    • Eastern District of Missouri

Practice Description

Benjamin W. Powell focuses his practice on a diverse range of complex litigation matters, including:

  • Personal injury/wrongful death
  • Product liability
  • Insurance
  • Trucking and transportation
  • Municipal liability
  • Nursing home liability
  • Spoliation liability
  • Jones Act & maritime law

He has represented many clients throughout Illinois and Missouri, including retailers, transportation carriers, municipalities, casinos, private security companies, and other insured and self-insured entities.

Bar/Professional Associations

  • Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel
  • Illinois Bar Association
  • Madison County Bar Association
  • The Missouri Bar

Awards, Honors & Distinctions

  • Illinois Leading Lawyers (2018-2020)
    • Emerging Lawyer (2015-2017)

Law School Honors/Involvement

  • Dean's List

Published Legal Writing

Legal Lectures & Presentations

  • “Spoliation: The Insurer and Insurance Defense Attorney’s Dilemma in Illinois,” HB University (Edwardsville IL, 2009)

HeplerBroom is pleased to announce that its physical offices have reopened. While the health and safety of our clients, employees, and families, remain our top priority, HeplerBroom attorneys and staff are returning to our offices on full-time or modified schedules. Our offices are open to visitors and clients with scheduled appointments, with appropriate screening of visitors and social-distancing protocols. HeplerBroom will continue to follow CDC recommendations for cleaning and sanitizing.

We are very proud of the dedicated efforts of our attorneys and staff to provide great service and work product to our clients during the pandemic. This would not have been possible without the incredible support provided by the HeplerBroom IT Department and other essential personnel who supported our personnel and clients from the office locations while the rest of our teams worked remotely.

If you have questions about visiting our offices, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to seeing you in person again in the near future.