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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 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.