The Madison County Record Nov. 3, 2015, 9:04am


Twenty HeplerBroom lawyers have been named as "Leading Lawyers" and 11 as "Emerging Lawyers" in 2015.

Those designations of private practitioners by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company’s Leading Lawyers division include, respectively, less than five percent and two percent of registered Illinois lawyers.

Of the Leading Lawyers at HeplerBroom, six have continuously retained their status since 2003 when the honors began. Also, 11 of the firm’s attorneys have been named Emerging Lawyers in that program’s inaugural year.

The following HeplerBroom lawyers have been named Leading Lawyers:

Beth A. Bauer (Edwardsville): Class Action/Mass Tort Defense Law

Brenda G. Baum (Edwardsville): Products Liability Defense Law; Toxic Torts Defense Law

Troy A. Bozarth (Edwardsville): Class Action/Mass Tort Defense Law; Commercial Litigation; Personal Injury Defense Law: General; Transportation Defense Law: Including Aviation/FELA/Maritime

Gordon R. Broom (Edwardsville): Class Action/Mass Tort Defense Law; Personal Injury Defense Law: General Products Liability Defense Law; Professional Malpractice Defense Law: Including Legal/Technical/Financial; Toxic Torts Defense Law

Daniel W. Farroll (Edwardsville): Personal Injury Defense Law: General; Products Liability Defense Law; Toxic Torts Defense Law

Jeffrey S. Hebrank (Edwardsville): Class Action/Mass Tort Defense Law; Personal Injury Defense Law: General Products Liability Defense Law; Toxic Torts Defense Law

Larry E. Hepler (Edwardsville): Class Action/Mass Tort Defense Law; Personal Injury Defense Law: General Products Liability Defense Law; Toxic Torts Defense Law

Lance T. Jones (Springfield): Commercial Litigation; Employment Law: Management; Governmental, Municipal, Lobbying & Administrative Law

Stephen R. Kaufmann (Edwardsville and Springfield): Class Action/Mass Tort Defense Law; Insurance, Insurance Coverage & Reinsurance Law; Personal Injury Defense Law: General; Products Liability Defense Law; Toxic Torts Defense Law

Gregg A. Kinney (Edwardsville): Products Liability Defense Law; Transportation Defense Law: Including Aviation/FELA/Maritime; Toxic Torts Defense Law

Theodore J. MacDonald, Jr. (Edwardsville and St. Louis): Commercial Litigation; Criminal Defense Law: White Collar; Medical Malpractice Defense Law; ADR Law: Personal Injury

Steven J. Martin (Chicago): Medical Malpractice Defense Law; Products Liability Defense Law; Professional Malpractice Defense Law: Including Legal/Technical/Financial

Gary A. Meadows (Edwardsville): Professional Malpractice Defense Law: Including Legal/Technical/Financial

W. Jason Rankin (Edwardsville): Class Action/Mass Tort Defense Law; Products Liability Defense Law

Michael Reda (Edwardsville): Personal Injury Defense Law: General

Catherine Coyne Reiter (Chicago): Medical Malpractice Defense Law

Robert H. Sands (Chicago): Personal Injury Defense Law: General; Products Liability Defense Law; Transportation Defense Law: Including Aviation/FELA/Maritime Toxic Torts Defense Law

Anne B. Schmidt (Edwardsville): Products Liability Defense Law; Toxic Torts Defense Law

Anthony J. Tunney (Chicago): Commercial Litigation; Insurance, Insurance Coverage & Reinsurance Law; Personal Injury Defense Law: General; Professional Malpractice Defense Law: Including Legal/Technical/Financial

Thomas H. Wilson (Springfield): Civil Appellate Law; Commercial Litigation

The following HeplerBroom lawyers have been named Emerging Lawyers:

Andrew K. Carruthers (Edwardsville): Election, Political & Campaign Law; Governmental, Municipal, Lobbying & Administrative Law; Real Estate Law: Tax

Matthew B. Champlin (Edwardsville): Personal Injury Defense Law: General; Products Liability Defense Law

Jennifer A. Heydemann (Chicago): Medical Malpractice Defense Law

Jason D. Johnson (Edwardsville): Commercial Litigation; Construction Law; Products Liability Defense Law

Daniel C. Lytle (Edwardsville): Commercial Litigation; Personal Injury Defense Law: General

Edna L. McLain (Chicago): Personal Injury Defense Law: General Products Liability Defense Law; Toxic Torts Defense Law

Michael P. Murphy (Springfield): Insurance, Insurance Coverage & Reinsurance Law; Personal Injury Defense Law: General; Products Liability Defense Law

Gregory W. Odom, II (Edwardsville): Toxic Torts Defense Law

Benjamin W. Powell (Edwardsville): Personal Injury Defense Law: General; Products Liability Defense Law; Transportation Defense Law: Including Aviation/FELA/Maritime

Noel L. Smith, Jr. (Edwardsville): Toxic Torts Defense Law

Patrick W. Stufflebeam (Edwardsville): Products Liability Defense Law; Toxic Torts Defense Law

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