HeplerBroom Attorney Holly Whitlock-Glave


Holly C. Whitlock-Glave focuses her practice on civil litigation matters, including:

  • Construction contract and risk transfer
  • Construction injury & construction defect litigation
  • Civil and commercial litigation
  • Commercial general liability coverage
  • Mechanics lien claims and litigation

Her primary focus is in the defense of complex, multi-party commercial construction litigation involving construction injury, construction defects, risk transfer, construction contract, risk management, general liability coverage issues, expert analysis and investigations, and settlement negotiations/alternative dispute resolution.

Ms. Whitlock-Glave handles daily issues encountered by general contractors/subcontractors, including personal injury claims, general liability insurance coverage/tenders, contract analysis, jobsite safety, OSHA requirements, underground and overhead utility work, electrical and mechanical systems and design, plumbing, and mechanics liens. She also serves as assistant outside general counsel for a multi-state commercial construction company and is part of the team that acts as national oversight counsel for general liability claims for numerous subsidiaries of Fortune 500 companies.


  • Northern Illinois University Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1996
  • Harper College, Nonprofit/Volunteer Management Leadership Certification, 2008
  • Augustana College, B.A. in Political Science, cum laude, 1993


  • Phi Alpha Delta International Law Fraternity
    • Vice Justice

Admissions & Affiliations

  • Illlinois
  • Illinois Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Professional Associations

  • Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel (IDC)
    • Board of Directors (2020-present)
    • Construction Law Committee (2013-present)
      • Chair (2017-2021)
    • Events Committee (2013-2014)
  • Illinois Judges Association
    • Trained counsel for Bringing the Courtroom to the Classroom
  • Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA)
    • Joint Committee, ISBA/IDC for mock civil trial




Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyers' list of “Ones to Watch” (2023-2024)
  • Volunteer of the Year, Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel (2018)


Events & Speaking Engagements

  • “First 100 Days of a Civil Case,” Illinois Defense Counsel Litigation Academy (developed and presented course) (2021).

  • “The Road to Settlement: Settlements in Civil Litigation,” HeplerBroom University (2021).

  • “Rise of the Machines: Artificial Intelligence in Construction,” Defense Research Institute and Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel seminar (Chicago 2020). (co-presenter)
  • “Outline of the General Rule & Restatement 414 Exception Regarding Contractor's Liability,” Construction Worker Injuries: Responding to the Risk, Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel (Chicago, 2018).


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