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Sexual Abuse Claims & Clergy Misconduct

Sexual abuse claims and clergy misconduct cases raise unique concerns for clients and require a deep understanding of complex discovery issues, evolving case law, and relevant experts in the field. Our attorneys offer the knowledge and experience to defend these complex claims.

 HeplerBroom attorneys have: 

  • Successfully defended those accused of sexual abuse and sexual misconduct, including:
    • clergy
    • religious organizations
    • teachers
    • coaches
    • adult volunteers
    • employers
  • Significant experience in defending historical abuse claims, including:
    • claims that go back decades and often involve claims of “repressed memory.”  
  • Tried to verdict court cases involving sexual misconduct cases, including:
    • a recent high-profile alleged clergy misconduct that resulted in a defense verdict.
  • Successfully argued in the appellate courts throughout Missouri and Illinois, including:
    • noteworthy cases that set forth the applicable statute of limitations standard in Missouri.


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.