2024-05-10"1">Positions AvailableATTO
Experience: 2 years +
Location: Chicago Loop
E-mail: Laura.Downey@heplerbroom.com
Area of Practice: Commercial Litigation, Insurance Defense

Associate Attorney


HeplerBroom LLC, a large defense firm, is currently seeking a licensed Associate Attorney with 2+ years of experience in insurance defense and commercial litigation to join our talented team. The position will be in our Chicago, IL, office; remote flexibility is available.

Why HeplerBroom?


HeplerBroom offers a competitive compensation package; competitive base salary, which is reviewed annually; associate bonus program, which pays throughout the year; and year-end bonus to recognize non-billable efforts, including pro bono work, professional development, business development efforts, etc.


The firm also offers hybrid work arrangements and a development-focused culture, which includes in house CLE programs, legal association membership support, structured associate mentor program, community service involvement, and experience-driven development opportunities.


In addition, the firm offers multiple health benefit options and generous matching 401K and profit-sharing programs.


The firm has recruited and trained highly qualified, dedicated, and energetic attorneys and staff. Our clients expect and receive the highest level of individual service, creative problem solving, strategic thinking, and sound judgment. Our high expectations of our staff offer the opportunity to make a difference with our clients and immediately contribute to the team.

Experience at HeplerBroom will include:


Assist partners in the management of a thriving insurance, personal injury, premises, insurance broker E&O, municipal, and coverage defense practice.

Actively assist in the defense of numerous case files from case inception through trial.

Handle depositions of parties, witnesses, treating physicians, and experts.

Draft and argue routine and substantive motions.

Attend court hearings in several different counties and courthouses and by Zoom.

Prepare status and trial strategy reports for clients.

Conduct examinations under oath, along with ancillary legal research and author coverage opinions to both claims adjusting personnel and in-house counsel.

Assist in the drafting and prosecution of declaratory judgment actions on questions of insurance coverage, as well as the defense of contractual and extracontractual coverage actions.

Handle all aspects of discovery, including drafting and answering interrogatories, production requests, and requests to admit.

Ideal Candidate will have:


Good standing with the Illinois bar; Indiana license also preferred but not required.

Experience in both Illinois state and federal courts, including the US district Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Strong organization and communication skills, both verbal and written, and a willingness to proactively seek guidance with work tasks when necessary. Must be able to provide writing samples prior to interview.

Strong research and analytical skills.

Deposition experience.

Meaningful defense litigation experience.

Send resumes to: Laura.Downey@heplerbroom.com.



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