Two new attorneys join HeplerBroom

Christina Stueve Hodges Aug. 3, 2012, 2:20am


David M. Bays has joined HeplerBroom LLC in the Edwardsville office as a partner and Noel L. Smith as an associate.

Bays is a litigation attorney with more than 18 years of experience representing international oil and gas companies and oil field service companies in complex commercial litigation in state and federal courts and before domestic and international arbitration panels. He focuses his practice on the defense of complex, multiparty civil cases involving a wide range of subjects, including personal injury, products liability, toxic torts and commercial litigation.

Bays is a 1993 graduate of Texas Tech University Law School, where he graduated magna cum laude and was selected for membership in the Order of the Coif. He was also a member of Phi Delta Phi and was an editor of the Texas Tech Law Review. He received his undergraduate degree in 1982 from Texas Tech. He spent eight years in the U.S. Air Force prior to going to law school.

Smith focuses his practice on trials involving complex business litigation matters including toxic torts, product liability, and personal Injury. He has tried cases to verdict in both Illinois and Missouri. He graduated magna cum laude from Southern Illinois University School of Law in 2001. He obtained his undergraduate degree from Washington University where he graduated with honors.

HeplerBroom LLC traces its history to 1894 and has 82 attorneys in its offices located in St. Louis, Edwardsville, Springfield, and Chicago. The firm has a substantial practice in defense of pharmaceutical liability, product liability, asbestos, toxic tort, class action litigation, professional liability, construction, insurance coverage, personal injury law suits, trucking and transportation litigation, employment law, medical and hospital liability, white collar crime, governmental and municipal law, commercial law, corporate, bankruptcy and workers' compensation. The firm undertakes all of its own appellate work and is often retained by others to prepare and file briefs in complicated cases. For more information visit:

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