The Madison County Record Jan. 9, 2015, 11:11am


Andrew Carruthers, Michael Murphy, and Noel Smith have been elected partners of HeplerBroom LLC.

Carruthers and Smith practice in the Edwardsville office. Murphy practices in the Springfield office.

Carruthers is a general practice attorney with a primary emphasis in estate planning, probate litigation, wills and trusts, business succession planning, corporate, general business law, real estate, municipal and government law, banking law, election law, and political and campaign finance law.

Carruthers is licensed to practice law in Illinois, Missouri, and Florida. He is admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the Central and Southern Districts of Illinois, the Eastern District of Missouri, and the United States Court of Appeals 7th Circuit.

Carruthers is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, Madison County Bar Association, The Missouri Bar, and Florida Bar Association. He graduated from Southern Illinois University School of Law, obtaining his juris doctorate in 2006.

Murphy has experience in the defense of a wide variety of cases, including: premises liability, personal injury, contract disputes, insurance coverage, the Illinois Dram Shop Act, wrongful death, products liability, property damage, and employment discrimination.

Murphy is licensed to practice law in Illinois and Missouri. He is admitted to practice in the United States Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, and the United States District Courts for the Central and Southern Districts of Illinois. He received his juris doctorate in 2004 from Southern Illinois University School of Law.

Murphy is a member of the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel, Defense Research Institute, Sangamon County Bar Association, and Lincoln-Douglas Inn of Court.

Smith focuses his practice on trials involving complex business litigation matters including asbestos, toxic tort, product liability, and personal injury.

Smith is licensed to practice law in Illinois and Missouri. He is admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the Central and Southern Districts of Illinois, and the Eastern District of Missouri. He attended Southern Illinois University School of Law, where he obtained his juris doctorate in 2001.

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