EDWARDSVILLE – Midwest litigation firm HeplerBroom says 13 of its attorneys have been listed as 2018 Illinois Super Lawyers and eight have been named 2018 Illinois Rising Stars by SuperLawyers Magazine.

heplerbroomlogoSuper 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. The patented selection process includes independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations.

Thomson Reuters, publishers of the Super Lawyers listings, selects attorneys using a patented, multiphase selection process. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement, and selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis. The objective is to create a credible, comprehensive, and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys that can be used as a resource for attorneys and consumers searching for legal counsel. Only 5 percent of attorneys are selected as Super Lawyers and only 2.5 percent are selected as Rising Stars.

HeplerBroom’s attorneys included in the list of 2018 Super Lawyers, with their respective practice areas, are:

Beth A. Bauer – Personal injury-products defense
Brenda G. Baum – Class action
Troy A. Bozarth – General litigation
Gordon R. Broom – General litigation
Jeffrey S. Hebrank – Class action
Larry E. Hepler – Class action
Theodore J. MacDonald, Jr. – Personal injury-medical malpractice defense
W. Jason Rankin – Class action

Stephen R. Kaufmann – Professional liability defense

Linda J. Hay – Professional liability defense
Anne M. Oldenburg – Personal injury – medical malpractice defense
Anthony J. Tunney – Professional liability defense

Aleen R. Tiffany – Construction litigation

HeplerBroom’s attorneys included in the list of 2018 Rising Stars include:

Andrew K. Carruthers – Business/Corporate law
Matthew B. Champlin – Personal injury defense
Meghan C. Kane – Personal injury general defense
Gregory W. Odom – Civil litigation defense

Jessica L. Galanos – Civil litigation defense
Michael P. Murphy – Environmental litigation

James P. DuChateau – Insurance coverage
Isaac R. Melton – Personal injury general defense

About HeplerBroom

Tracing its history to 1894, HeplerBroom provides legal expertise in a wide variety of areas, ranging from asbestos litigation to environmental law to white-collar criminal defense. The firm has offices in Illinois (Chicago, Crystal Lake, Springfield, and Edwardsville); Missouri (St. Louis); and Indiana (Hammond). Visit www.heplerbroom.com.