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Premises Liability

HeplerBroom LLC has extensive experience defending premises owners and operators, especially in some of the country’s most active jurisdictions, including Madison, St. Clair, and Cook counties in Illinois and the City of St. Louis, Missouri. We defend premises owners and operators in cases where the allegations range from injuries resulting from a slip and fall to injuries due to exposure to substances such as asbestos and benzene.

Our team of experienced trial attorneys has an in-depth understanding of the complex issues facing owners and operators of a variety of premises, including:

  • Power generation facilities
  • Production facilities for:
    • Chemicals
    • Construction materials
    • Consumer products
    • Automotive products
  • Food processing facilities
  • Oil refineries
  • Breweries
  • Paper mills
  • Steel mills
  • Retail centers

The current status of laws governing the duty of care owed by a premises owner to individuals lawfully on the premises can make premises actions difficult cases to defend. However, our team of attorneys understand and regularly employ many legal theories that provide an exception to the duty of care owed by premises owners (such as the independent contractor and open and obvious doctrines) or provide a bar against plaintiffs’ claims (such as an applicable construction statute of repose or the application of workers’ compensation exclusivity provisions).

Our attorneys work with a dedicated group of paralegals to provide competent, creative, and cost-effective legal representation for our clients. In addition to our exceptional staff, we utilize advanced technology and communication resources in defense of these matters.

We handle cases throughout the Midwest, working from our offices in Edwardsville, Springfield, Chicago, and Crystal Lake, Illinois; St. Louis, Missouri; and Hammond, Indiana.


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.