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HeplerBroom attorneys named SuperLawyers, Rising Stars

By Cheyenne Dickerson | Feb 7, 2017

EDWARDSVILLE - Twenty-two HeplerBroom attorneys were recognized with the Super Lawyers Magazine after being named Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.

Specifically, 12 attorneys were named 2017 Illinois Super Lawyers and 10 were named 2017 Illinois  Rising Stars.

The attorneys recognized at Super Lawyers at the Edwardsville office included: Beth A. Bauer recognized for Class Action, Brenda G. Baum recognized for Product Liability Defense, Troy A. Bozarth recognized for General Litigation, Gordon R. Broom recognized for General Litigation, Jeffrey S. Hebrank recognized for Class Action, Larry E. Hepler recognized for Class Action, Theodore J. MacDonald, Jr.  recognized for Medical Malpractice Defense and W. Jason Rankin recognized for Class Action.

At the Springfield and Crystal Lake offices, Stephen R. Kaufmann was recognized for Professional Liability Defense and Aleen R. Tiffany was recognized for Construction Litigation.

The attorneys recognized out of the Chicago office include Linda J. Hay recognized for Professional Liability, Anne M. Oldenburg recognized for Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice, Robert H. Sands recognized for Class Action and Anthony J. Tunney recognized for Professional Liability Defense.

The Edwardsville office also had four attorneys recognized for the 2017 Rising Stars, including Andrew K. Carruthers recognized for Business/Corporate Law, Matthew B. Champlin recognized for Product Liability Defense, Jason D. Johnson recognized for Business Litigation and Gregory W. Odom recognized for Civil Litigation Defense.

Two attorneys at the Springfield office were recognized as Rising Stars, including Jessica L. Galanos for Civil Litigation Defense and Michael P. Murphy for Product Liability Defense.

At the Chicago office, the attorneys recognized for Rising Stars included James P DuChateau for Insurance Coverage, Gabriel R. Judd for Insurance Coverage, Edna L. McLain for Product Liability Defense and Issac R. Melton for Product Liability Defense.

Attorneys Jeffrey S. Hebrank and Thomas J. Magee were also named top 2017 lawyers.

HeplerBroom operates six locations around the midwest, with five offices in in Illinois and one in Missouri. It began business in 1894, and is highly “committed to providing unparalleled client service and innovative and efficient legal expertise has allowed it to grow steadily over the years.”

HeplerBroom's attorneys “provide legal expertise in a wide variety of areas, ranging from asbestos litigation to estate planning to white-collar criminal defense.”

“Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement,” according to Super Lawyers. This service chooses attorneys using a rigorous selection process and evaluates candidates “on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement, and selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis.”

Super Lawyers reported that only a few attorneys are recognized for such honors yearly. 

“Only 5% of attorneys are selected as Super Lawyers and only 2.5% are selected as Rising Stars.”

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