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HeplerBroom expands Chicago office by 16 attorneys


EDWARDSVILLE – Midwest litigation firm HeplerBroom has significantly enhanced its presence in Chicago with the addition of 16 new attorneys.

The firm now has 136 attorneys working in key jurisdictions in the Midwest. The new attorneys add depth to the firm’s insurance practice as well as expand its reach in professional liability and construction litigation.

The Chicago-based firm Hay & Oldenburg adds industry-specific depth to HeplerBroom’s professional liability practice. Partners Linda Hay, Anne Oldenburg and Patricia Noonan are known for their years of experience in legal, medical and dental malpractice. Their reputation also extends to insurance litigation related to hospitals and nursing homes, as well as professional licensing issues. Also joining are associates Tammera Banasek, Anthony Joseph, Susan Wagener and Adam Shapiro.

Partners Rick Hammond, Eric Moch and Isaac Melton bring to the firm skill in first-party insurance litigation. Their insurance experience is broad, however, including coverage, claims defense, bad faith, fraud and municipality litigation, among other areas. The six-person team also includes associates James DuChateau, Gabriel Judd and David Albaugh.

Aleen Tiffany, principal and owner of Aleen R. Tiffany, P.C. in suburban Crystal Lake, also joined HeplerBroom as a partner, along with associates Holly Whitlock and Jamie Rein. Tiffany has pioneered emphasis on risk transfer in construction litigation and other innovations in insurance defense. The team enhances the firm’s ability to handle complex civil litigation matters in all aspects of commercial construction, including injuries, defects, contracts, risk transfer and mechanics lien claims.

Hammond, Tiffany and Oldenburg are all past presidents of the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel, joining five other past presidents from HeplerBroom.

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