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Springfield, IL



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


  • 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 (2013-2020)
  • 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

  • Successfully argued Motion to Decertify gender discrimination case before the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois. Case involved a collective action against a medical school.
  • 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 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.