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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 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.