The Madison County Record Jan. 9, 2015, 10:51am

National law firm Wilson Elser announced the opening of its 27th U.S. office located in Edwardsville, expanding the firm’s national footprint and its presence in the Midwest.

Brian Huelsmann, formerly with HeplerBroom LLC, joined the firm to open the new office and serve as its regional managing partner.

“Brian’s trial and litigation skills, and his success managing large dockets provide Wilson Elser’s clients with an invaluable counselor,” said Daniel J. McMahon, Wilson Elser chairman. “He brings a wealth of experience, having served as counsel for a wide variety of insurance carriers and insureds in the Midwest and elsewhere, and adheres to Wilson Elser’s tenets of excellent lawyering and a focus on client service.”

Huelsmann’s practice encompasses toxic tort, personal injury, product liability and commercial litigation matters. He represents Fortune 500 companies, insurers, insureds and self-insureds.

Named for inclusion in Super Lawyers, Huelsmann is admitted to practice in Illinois, Missouri and Pennsylvania.

He has presented and published on asbestos and personal injury–related topics and is an active member of DRI: The Voice of the Defense Bar, serving on its annual toxic tort conference planning committee.

Huelsmann earned his juris doctorate degree from Southern University School of Law (2001) and his B.A. degree from Rockhurst University (1997).

Edwardsville is the seventh office Wilson Elser has opened in the past four years. It serves Southern Illinois, St. Louis and clients throughout the Midwest region.

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