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Chicago, IL



  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., 2001
  • University of Illinois-Champaign, B.S. in Agronomy, with Honors, 1998


  • Illinois
  • Wisconsin
  • United States District Courts for the
    • Northern District of Illinois
    • Central District of Illinois

Practice Description

Stephanie W. Weiner focuses her practice on civil litigation and risk transfer, with a focus on construction injury and defect, commercial general liability coverage, trucking litigation, premises liability, defense of municipal tort claims, and insurance-related matters. She also serves as assistant outside general counsel for a large multi-state commercial construction company and handles general liability claims for subsidiaries of a Fortune 500 company.

She has taken a number of jury trials to verdict in various counties across northern Illinois and has also successfully resolved many matters through mediation and arbitration. In addition, Ms. Weiner has experience defending employment discrimination claims before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Illinois Department of Human Rights.

Bar/Professional Associations

  • Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel
    • Construction Committee
  • Illinois State Bar Association

Award, Honors & Distinctions

  • Illinois Leading Lawyer (2020)

Law School Honors/Involvement

  • Rodin Scholarship Recipient (Spring 2001)
  • Cooney and Conway Scholarship Recipient (Spring 2001)

Other Professional Activities

Faculty member, Roosevelt University (Chicago IL)

Published Legal Writing

  • “Illinois Governor Vetoes Initial Bill Providing for Pre-Judgment Interest to Personal Injury Plaintiffs; Revised Legislation is Pending,” HeplerBroom Blog  (March 30, 2021). (This blog post can be read here.)
  • “Illinois HB 3360 Would Increase Pre-Judgment Interest to Personal Injury Plaintiffs,” HeplerBroom Blog (March 9, 2021). (This blog post can be read here.)
  • Co-author, “Illinois Enacts Anti-Indemnity Legislation in Snow and Ice Removal Contracts,” NSPII News (National Society of Professional Insurance Investigators, Fall 2016). (Full article available here.)

Legal Lectures & Presentations

  • “Risk Transfer in Construction: A Primer for Today, and Thoughts for the Future,” HB CPCU Insurance Law and Coverage Seminar (Chicago, 2019).

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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