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THOMAS H.
WILSON

Partner

twilson@heplerbroom.com

217-993-7144

Springfield, IL

 

Education

  • Southern Illinois University, J.D., summa cum laude, 1989
  • Gannon University (Erie PA), B.A. in Criminal Justice, magna cum laude, 1986

Admissions

  • Illinois
  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals for the
    • 7th Circuit
    • Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts for the
    • Central District of Illinois
    • Southern District of Illinois
    • Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar

Practice Description


Thomas H. Wilson is a trial attorney with a primary emphasis in the defense of medical malpractice cases on behalf of physicians, hospitals, EMS, and other health care providers; defending employers and government officers/employees in employment and civil rights claims; representing trustees, executors, and beneficiaries in trust and probate litigation; and defending a wide variety of industry leaders and businesses in general tort claims. Mr. Wilson has tried numerous jury and non-jury cases to verdict in both the state and federal courts of Illinois.

Bar/Professional Associations


  • Central District of Illinois
    • Committee on Local Rules
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Illinois Supreme Court Special E-Business Committee
  • Lincoln Douglas Inn of Court
    • Barrister
  • Sangamon County Bar Association

Awards, Honors & Distinctions


  • AV Preeminent® Attorney by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Illinois Leading Lawyer (2013-2019)
  • Illinois Super Lawyer (2007-2017)

Law School Honors/Involvement


  • Law Journal
    • Editor in Chief

Legal Lectures & Presentations


  • “Legal Issues for EMS Providers,” Memorial Medical Center Annual Conference (Springfield IL, 2017)
  • As an active volunteer firefighter and paramedic, Mr. Wilson speaks to many hospital, emergency medicine, fire department, and EMS providers on topics related to legal issues affecting Fire and EMS services.

Representative/Recent Case Results


  • Secured defense verdict for clients in a medical malpractice action brought against an emergency room physician and his employer. [Furgeson, et al. v. Mulshine, et al., Christian County, Illinois, Case No. 14-L-26 (August 23, 2017)]
  • Secured judgment in favor of clients on claims of common law fraud and violations of the Illinois Consumer Fraud Act. [Moore Living Trust, et al. v. Vocke, McLean County, Illinois, (February 25, 2016)]
  • Secured defense verdict for clients alleged to have violated the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. [Stevens v. Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University, et al., U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, Federal Ct. No. 11-CV-126-DRH (February 8, 2014)]

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.