Beth A. Bauer and Catherine Coyne Reiter, both partners with the law firm HeplerBroom LLC, have been named to the 2013 Illinois Super Lawyers in the category of top women attorneys in Illinois.

The process for selecting attorneys for Super Lawyers (a magazine published by Minneapolis-based Law & Politics), includes peer nominations and evaluations combined with third party research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis.

Bauer focuses her practice in the area of civil litigation defense. She studied at Saint Louis University School of Law where she graduated cum laude with her juris doctorate degree.

Bauer is the assistant editor and a Supreme Court Watch columnist for the IDC Quarterly.  She is also a member of the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel, Illinois Appellate Lawyers Association and the Christian Legal Society.  Her bar associations include the Madison County Bar Association and the State Bar of Missouri. She is licensed in Illinois and Missouri.

Reiter focuses her practice in the area of medical malpractice defense. Prior to becoming an attorney, Reiter was a registered nurse, which has provided her with in depth insight into the needs of healthcare clients. She graduated cum laude with a bachelor of science-nursing degree from the University of Michigan before receiving her juris doctorate degree from DePaul University College of Law.

Reiter is a member of the Illinois Society of Trial Lawyers, American College of Trial Lawyers and the American Board of Trial Advocates. She is also a member of the Chicago Bar Association and the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois. She is licensed in Illinois.

HeplerBroom has 92 attorneys and offices in Edwardsville, St. Louis, Chicago and Springfield. The firm traces its history to 1894.

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