Larry E. Hepler - HeplerBroom LLC

Larry E. Hepler

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007

Larry Hepler, Partner

Practice Description:

Mr. Hepler focuses his practice on the defense of complex, multiparty civil cases and class actions involving a wide range of subjects, including all aspects of consumer fraud, personal injury, products liability, pharmaceutical, commercial, toxic torts, construction and insurance litigation.   Mr. Hepler has represented clients in numerous jurisdictions, with primary emphasis in Illinois and Missouri.  

Bar Admissions:
U. S. Supreme Court
U. S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit
United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois
United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri  

Law School:
Washington & Lee University, J.D.  
Law School Honors/Involvement: magna cum laude
Order of the Coif
Omicron Delta Kappa
Articles Editor, Washington & Lee Law Review  

Undergraduate School: Bucknell University, B.A.  

Bar/Professional Association Involvement:
Madison County, Illinois, Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
American Bar Association
The Missouri Bar Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel Defense Research Institute
American Board of Trial Advocates
Federation of Defense & Corporation Counsel   
    Chair of Trial Tactics Substantive Law Section   
    Chair of The Economics of Law Practice Substantive Law Section   
    Vice Chair of the Technology Committee   
    Board of Directors   
    Regional Vice President\Faculty Member Litigation Management College 
    American College of Trial Lawyers  

Awards, Honors, Distinctions:
Illinois Super Lawyer since 2005
The Best Lawyers in America since 2007
Leading Lawyers Network since 2003 (Advisory Board Member)        
    Class Action/Mass Tort Defense Law        
    Personal Injury Defense Law: General        
    Products Liability Defense Law        
    Toxic Torts Defense Law
AV rated by Martindale Featured in Leading Lawyers Network Magazine Business Edition in an article titled “Plaintiffs' Lawyers Need Their "A" Game When Facing this Madison County Defense Attorney." -Hubbell

Published Legal Writing:
“Comparison of Consumer Fraud Statutes Across the 50 States” (FDCC Quarterly, Spring 2005)  
“The Federal Rules and Their Application to Your Practice” (FDCC Quarterly)  
“Trial Witnesses – selection, Care, Feeding & Understanding – Mastery of Direct Examination” (FDCC – Trial Masters)

Legal Lectures:
“Hot Tips” for Responding to Plaintiff’s Request for Money (IICLE)  
“How to Minimize Plaintiff’s Disability and Suffering” (IICLE)  
“Expert and Human Factors Testimony” (IICLE)  
“Developments & Trends in Product Liability Cases” (FDCC)  
“Winning the Pre-Trial Battle; If You Can’t Beat Them, Join Them: Leaving it Behind” (FDCC)   “Closed Head Injuries – Cross Examination of the Neuropsychologist” (FDCC)  
“Pre-Trial Strategies – Use of Focus Groups, Mock Trials, Jury Selection Techniques &             Settlement Strategies” (FDCC)   “
Class Actions and State Consumer Fraud Statutes” (FDCC)  
“Diary for Federal Litigation in the Wake of the 1993 Amendments to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure” (FDCC)  
“The Use of Technology in the Courtroom” (FDCC)  
“The Federal Rules and Their Application to Your Practice” (FDCC)  
“Law Office Management and the Use of Technology” (FDCC)  
“Challenging the Status Quo, Reversing Your Litigation Tactics” (FDCC)  
“Anatomy of a Hellhole”(FDCC)  
“Use of Summation and Application to Trial” (FDCC)
“Trial Witnesses – Selection, Care, Feeding & Understanding Mastery of Direct Examination” (FDCC)  
“Comparison of Construction Safety Act of 2008 to Structural Work Act” (COCA)
“Advanced Technology in the Law Practice” (DRI)  
ISBA Law Ed Series – Hot Tips – Proven and Winning Ways in Personal Injury Cases – presented Monday, November 1, 1993  
ISBA Law Ed Series – Products Liability: In-Depth Study of Litigation Involving Products – presented April 10, 1992  
ISBA Law Ed Series – How to Present and Defend a Personal Injury Case – presented November 15, 1991  
ISBA Law Ed Series – Hot Tips on Handling and Avoiding Common Settlement and Trial Problems – presented April 19, 1991

Washington and Lee UniversityJ.D. 1969

Office Location

130 North Main Street
P.O. Box 510
Edwardsville, IL 62025-0510
United States

Practice Areas

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants

Other Information

Gender: Male