HeplerBroom Attorney Ben Powell


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.


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


  • Dean's List

Admissions & Affiliations

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

Professional Associations

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



Honors & Awards

  • Illinois Leading Lawyers (2018-2024)
    • Emerging Lawyer (2015-2017)


Events & Speaking Engagements

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