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Edwardsville, IL



  • ISBA Mediator/Arbitrator,  2013
  • St. Louis University School of Law, J.D., 2009
  • University of Illinois at Urbana, B.S. in Speech Communication, 1994


  • Illinois
  • Missouri

Practice Description

Audra L. Zobrist focuses her practice on the defense of asbestos toxic torts involving products and premises liabilities. She represents clients in both Illinois and Missouri. Additionally, Audra represents individuals seeking Social Security Disability benefits.

Bar/Professional Associations

  • Madison County Bar Association
  • Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel

Published Legal Writing

  • “The Issue of Personal Jurisdiction Heats Up in Madison County Asbestos Litigation,” HeplerBroom Blog (November 19, 2020). (This blog post can be read here.)

Representative/Recent Case Results

  • Obtained Supplemental Security Income benefits re-instatement for disabled gentleman whose benefits had been terminated based on part-time sheltered work
  • Obtained Social Security benefits for disabled construction worker for whom benefits had been twice denied

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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