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Springfield, IL



  • Saint Louis University School of Law, J.D., 2014
  • Eastern Illinois University, B.A. in Journalism with Spanish and pre-law minors, 2011


  • Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois

Practice Description

Abby L. Sgro is a litigation attorney who focuses her practice on civil and criminal litigation. Additionally, she handles complex litigation matters, estate planning and administration, state and federal criminal matters, criminal appeals, traffic offenses, and business and corporation formation. She also provides general business advice for a variety of local businesses and has handled a variety of matters for nursing homes, including collections, licensing, Medicare appeals, and contracts.

Bar/Professional Associations

  • Central Illinois Women's Bar Association
    • Events Committee Chair
    • Women Lead Committee
  • Government Bar Association
  • Sangamon County Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association

Awards, Honors & Distinctions

  • Illinois Leading Lawyers
    • Emerging Lawyer (2017-2020)
  • Springfield Business Journal and Security Bank Woman of Influence (2019)
  • Springfield Business Journal's 40 under 40 (2016)

Law School Honors/Involvement

  • CALI award for Contracts Law
  • Saint Louis University Civil Litigation Clinic

Other Professional Activities

  • Compass for Kids
    • Board of Directors
  • St. John's Children's Hospital
    • Family Advisory Board
  • Illinois Innocence Project
    • Task Force
  • Sangamon County Pro Bono Committee

Published Legal Writing

  • “To Have a Will or Not to Have a Will: What are the Implications?” YLD News (Vol. 65, No. 4).
  • “To Have a Will or Not to Have a Will: What are the Implications?” HeplerBroom Blog (February 16, 2021).


HeplerBroom LLC COVID-19 Response

HeplerBroom has been diligently working on its response and continuity plan to the COVID-19 pandemic in order to keep the health and safety of our employees, their families, and our clients as our top priority.

To help ensure everyone's continued health and well-being, effective March 17, 2020, all attorneys and staff began working remotely. We continue to assess the situation and will return to our physical offices when appropriate.

To ensure this, the firm has identified essential personnel in each office who will make certain that critical firm functions that cannot be done remotely continue to be handled. We have put in place protocol for those essential personnel to make sure they are keeping healthy per the CDC cleaning and sanitizing recommendations. All teams have back-up personnel and procedures that we will follow to make sure all deadlines are met and clients receive the same great service and work product that we have always been proud to provide.

HeplerBroom's IT department has been working hard to make sure all remote employees are set up with equipment and access from home to limit disruption to our clients. Maintaining security and confidentiality has remained, and will continue to remain, at the forefront of all processes and procedures, at all levels throughout the firm.

The firm has created emergency communication measures to communicate any changes to this plan to employees and are communicating on a regular basis with any and all new resources and helpful information during this uncertain time.

During these fluid and unpredictable times, HeplerBroom will continue its commitment to great service and results for our clients, all while keeping safe and healthy.

Wishing you and your families good health.

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