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Rebecca A. Nickelson
HeplerBroom LLC
211 N Broadway Ste 2700
Saint Louis, MO 63102
(314) 241-6160
Member Bio
Ms. Nickelson focuses her practice on complex business litigation matters, including:
•Products Liability
•Premises Liability
•Asbestos Defense
•Toxic Tort Defense

Ms. Nickelson represents clients in Missouri and Illinois in multi-million dollar litigation. She is a partner at HeplerBroom, leading the St. Louis branch of the firm’s toxic tort department.

Admitted: 1999 Illinois, 2000 Missouri.

Education: St. Louis University (Honors B.A. Communication, cum laude, 1996); St. Louis University School of Law (J.D. 1999). Senior Notes Editor, St. Louis-Warsaw Transatlantic Law Journal, 1997-1999.

Member: The Missouri Bar, Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers, Defense Research Institute, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater St. Louis, Claims and Litigation Management Alliance.

Bar/Professional Association Involvement:
Defense Research Institute – DRI
?Women in the Law Committee Leadership 2014-present
?Women in the Law Public Service Subcommittee Chair 2015-present
?Women in the Law Seminar Steering Committee 2015-present
?Women in the Law Seminar Marketing Committee 2011-present
?Women in the Law Liaison to Asbestos Subcommittee 2015-present
?Women in the Law Liaison to Philanthropic Committee 2016-present
?Women in the Law Hostess for Women’s Breakfast at DRI Asbestos Medicine Seminar 2013-present
?Asbestos Subcommittee Seminar Marketing Core Team – Panel Counsel Coordinator 2016-present
?Asbestos Subcommittee Seminar Marketing Committee 2016-present
?Philanthropic Committee Leadership 2016-present
?Philanthropic Committee/Public Service member of Silent Auction for NFJE Subcommittee 2015-present
?Philanthropic Committee Coordinator for DRI Lifetime Community Service Award 2016-present
?DRI Women in the Law Public Service Subcommittee Vice-Chair 2014
?DRI Women in the Law Liaison to DRI Public Service Committee 2014-2015
?Chapter Editor for DRI Women in the Law e-book 2015
?Member of Coordinating Committee for DRI’s first Rainmaking Seminar 2011-12
?Member of Marketing Committee for DRI’s Sharing Success Seminar 2011-12
?Young Lawyers Committee Liaison Chair to DRI’s Law Practice Management Committee 2009-10
?Young Lawyers Committee Liaison Vice-Chair to DRI’s Law Practice Management Committee 2009

Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis – BAMSL
• Co-chair for Missouri High School Mock Trial Program 2013-present
• Attorney-coach for High School Mock Trial Program 2000-2011 – coaching Missouri State Champion/national qualifying team in 2001, 2006, 2008 and 2011; coaching National Runner Up team 2011
• Instructor for St. Louis Internship Program (SLIP) Mock Trial 2004-present
• Chair of Women in the Legal Profession – WILP section 2009-10
• Member of Board of Governors 2009-10
• Appointed to Election Committee 2009-present
• Appointed to Strategic Planning Committee 2009-10
• Lunch with Leaders Coordinator for WILP’s New Admittee Reception 2007-present
• WILP’s Philanthropy Coordinator 2010-13
• Appointed Presidential Liaison 2012-13

The Missouri Bar
Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers – MODL
•DRI State Representative
Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater St. Louis – WLA

Awards, Honors, Distinctions:
•John C. Shepherd Professionalism Award from the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis and the Young Lawyers' Division 2009
•Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyer, Rising Star since 2011
•AV Preeminent® Attorneys by Martindale-Hubbell

Firm Information
Tracing its roots to 1894, the law firm of Hepler Broom is one of the most experienced and distinguished law firms in the Midwest. The Firm’s commitment to providing quality legal services that are responsive, innovative, and efficient has enable it to grow steadily over the years and to offer an ever increasing array of legal expertise to its clients.

Hepler Broom is one of the top litigation and trial law firms in the U.S. and has successfully represented clients in major cases both in state and federal courts. Hepler Broom’s trial lawyers handle cases in a wide variety of areas, primarily representing defendants in civil law suits including class actions, product liability, personal injury, asbestos, employment, toxic torts, legal and medical malpractice, nursing home, insurance, and commercial law. Hepler Broom also has a substantial white collar criminal defense practice.

Hepler Broom offers sophisticated estate planning services for business owners and other individuals with substantial net worth.

Hepler Broom provides comprehensive representation for its business clients, from entity selection and formation to day-to-day management and employment issues, tax planning, contract preparation, real estate matters, succession planning and representation in mergers, acquisitions, and sales.

With offices in Edwardsville, Illinois, next to the Madison County courthouse, Springfield, IL – and in downtown St. Louis and Chicago – the firm is conveniently located to clients throughout Illinois and Missouri.

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Practice Areas
Products Liability
Toxic Torts & Environmental Law
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Diversity and Inclusion
Law Practice Management
Litigation Skills
Product Liability
Toxic Torts and Environmental Law

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