HeplerBroom Attorney Emily Bramstedt


Emilee M. Bramstedt focuses her practice on the defense of complex commercial litigation matters, including personal injury/wrongful death, premises liability, and property damage. Ms. Bramstedt also defends complex, multi-party civil cases and class actions, including consumer fraud class actions and mass actions involving pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and other products liability.

Prior to joining HeplerBroom, Ms. Bramstedt gained legal experience as a law clerk in a range of legal areas (including health law, criminal defense, post-conviction relief, and family law) and legal settings (pro bono services, corporate, private practice, and district court).


  • Saint Louis University School of Law, J.D., 2018
  • University of Illinois, B.A. in Legal Studies, 2015


  • Dean’s Scholar
  • Women in the Legal Profession Scholarship (2016)
  • Criminal Law Society
    • Secretary
  • Death Penalty Clinic
    • Case Assessor
  • Health Law Society
  • Illinois Innocence Project
    • Case Evaluator
  • Journal of Health Law and Policy
    • Managing Editor (Vol. 12, 2018-2019)
    • Staff Editor (2017-2018)

Admissions & Affiliations

  • Illinois
  • Missouri
  • U.S. District Courts for the
    • Southern District of Illinois
    • Eastern District of Missouri

Professional Associations

  • Illinois Defense Counsel

Other Professional/Civic Involvement

  • Missouri Mock Trial Competition Judge (volunteer)
  • Trial Advocacy Leader (volunteer)



Ms. Bramstedt has assisted several trial teams in defending against plaintiffs’ claims that perineal use of talcum powder caused ovarian cancer. Plaintiffs sought over a billion dollars in compensatory and punitive damages. In each case, the jury returned a defense verdict: 

  • Giese v. Johnson & Johnson, et al., Louis City Circuit Court, Missouri, September 2021.
  • Cadagin v. Johnson & Johnson, et al., Clair County Circuit Court, Illinois, July 2021).
  • Forrest v. Johnson & Johnson, et al., St. Louis City Circuit Court, Missouri, December 2019).



Events & Speaking Engagements

"Recent Significant Developments in Consumer Protection Law,” American Bar Association audio seminar (July 14, 2020). (co-presenter)


  • Co-authored a months-long series of over 150 regular updates of Illinois, Missouri, and Indiana governmental responses to the COVID-19 global pandemic (2020).
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