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Tobacco Litigation

HeplerBroom LLC has been deeply involved in tobacco litigation for well over a decade in some of the most treacherous venues for defendants in the United States.

The firm has:

  • served as trial counsel for The Tobacco Institute in a nationally followed conspiracy and product liability trial in St. Clair County, Illinois
  • served as trial counsel for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company and Phillip Morris USA Inc.
  • defended The Tobacco Institute in numerous healthcare recovery lawsuits in various venues
  • handled both class action and individual cases for Phillip Morris USA Inc. and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
  • been an integral part of Price v. Philip Morris USA Inc., the first “light cigarettes” class action case tried in the nation

Our tobacco litigation team actively participated in every aspect of these cases from initial planning and strategy, through discovery and trial, to the end of the appellate process.

We provide invaluable advice based on our 30+ years of experience litigating in Illinois’ and Missouri’s state and federal courts. In addition, we provide these excellent legal services in a cost-efficient manner, due in part to the fact that we:

  • use state-of-the-art technology and communication resources to keep national trial and in-house counsel apprised of developments in their cases
  • use sophisticated document management and case organization resources to minimize paper files


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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