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Holly C.




Crystal Lake, IL


Area of Practice


  • Northern Illinois University Law School, J.D., Cum Laude, 1996
  • Augustana College, Bachelors of Arts in Political Science, Cum Laude, 1993
  • Harper College, Nonprofit/Volunteer Management Leadership Certification, 2008


  • Illlinois
  • Illinois Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Practice Description

Holly C. Whitlock-Glave focuses her practice on civil litigation matters, including:

  • Construction contract and risk transfer
  • Construction injury & construction defect litigation
  • Civil and commercial litigation
  • Commercial general liability coverage
  • Mechanics lien claims and litigation

Her primary focus is in the defense of complex, multi-party commercial construction litigation involving construction injury, construction defects, risk transfer, construction contract, risk management, general liability coverage issues, expert analysis and investigations, and settlement negotiations/alternative dispute resolution.

Ms. Whitlock-Glave handles daily issues encountered by general contractors/subcontractors, including personal injury claims, general liability insurance coverage/tenders, contract analysis, jobsite safety, OSHA requirements, underground and overhead utility work, electrical and mechanical systems and design, plumbing, and mechanics liens. She also serves as assistant outside general counsel for a multi-state commercial construction company and is part of the team that acts as national oversight counsel for general liability claims for numerous subsidiaries of Fortune 500 companies.

Bar/Professional Associations

  • Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel (IDC)
    • Board of Directors (2020-present)
    • Construction Law Committee (2013-present)
      • Chair (2017-present)
    • Events Committee (2013-2014)
  • Illinois Judges Association
    • Trained counsel for Bringing the Courtroom to the Classroom
  • Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA)
    • Joint Committee, ISBA/IDC for mock civil trial

Awards, Honors & Distinctions

  • Volunteer of the Year, Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel (2018)

Law School Honors/Involvement

  • Phi Alpha Delta International Law Fraternity
    • Vice Justice

Published Legal Writing

  • “Construction and COVID-19: The New ‘Normal,’” HeplerBroom Blog
    (June 16, 2020). (This blog post can be read here.)
  • “The Technology Revolution in the Construction Industry: The Rise of Artificial Intelligence,” Monograph, IDC Quarterly, Vol. 29 No. 4 (2019). (This monograph can be read here.)
  • “Construction Law Monograph,”  IDC Quarterly, Vol. 28, No. 2 (2018). (Co-author with HeplerBroom attorney Sarah B. Jansen.) (This monograph can be read here.)
  • Construction Law Committee Editor, IDC Survey of Law (2016-present).
  • Construction Law Committee Editor, IDC Quarterly (2017-present).

Legal Lectures & Presentations

  • “Rise of the Machines: Artificial Intelligence in Construction,” Defense Research Institute and Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel seminar (Chicago 2020). (co-presenter)
  • “Outline of the General Rule & Restatement 414 Exception Regarding Contractor's Liability,” Construction Worker Injuries: Responding to the Risk, Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel (Chicago, 2018).

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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