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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 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.