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   3William L. Broom IIICarbondale(618) 457-0437wmlbroom@aol.comwmlbroom@aol.comBarrett Twomey Broom Hughes & Hoke LLPwww.btbhh.comwww.btbhh.comBroomWm.jpgCommercial LitigationLand Use, Zoning & Condemnation LawReal Estate Law: CommercialTrust, Will & Estate Planning Law
William L. Broom
Barrett Twomey Broom Hughes & Hoke LLP
100 N Illinois Ave
Carbondale IL 62901
Ph.(618) 457-0437 Fx.(618) 457-0411Leading Lawyers Magazine story about this lawyer
Recommended by peers in:
Commercial Litigation
Land Use, Zoning & Condemnation Law
Real Estate Law: Commercial
Trust, Will & Estate Planning Law
Advisory Board Member
County:  Jackson
Litigator:  Yes

Practice Description:  
William L. Broom III helps clients to see the big picture and reach their goals successfully in cases involving civil litigation, estate planning, and eminent domain. He is not afraid to ask the hard questions that reveal the breadth and scope of challenges his clients are facing, whether those challenges involve the planning of an estate or preparation for civil litigation. With over forty years of dedicated practice and a number of significant wins under his belt, Mr. Broom takes pride in developing cases carefully to ensure the optimal outcome for each client. He assists clients in educating him about the complexity of their family lives and personal objectives, so that he can teach them to see how far-reaching the outcomes of their estate plans will be. Backed by an experienced team with mastery of estate and civil law, he has successfully combined a thriving estate planning practice with meaningful and important civil litigation, including:

  • City of Carbondale v. Yehling, 96 Ill. 2d 495, 451 N.E. 2d 495; an eminent domain case brought before the Illinois Supreme Court, in which Mr. Broom quoted Alexis DeTocqueville's Democracy in America to successfully argue for the preservation of a historic church marked for demolishment in a city hotel and convention center project.
  • Norman v. American National First Insurance Company, 198 Ill. App. 3d 269, 555 N.E. 2d 1087; a precedent-setting trial in which Mr. Broom's clients, the Norman couple, prevailed in recovering the damages for a house fire which their homeowner's insurance policy should have covered, plus interest and attorney's fees.
  • Department of Conservation v. Fairless, 273 Ill. App. 3d 705, 653 N.E. 2d 446; in which Mr. Broom represented the Illinois Department of Conservation as a special assistant attorney general, winning for the State of Illinois disputed lands which the taxpayers had purchased from a railway company.

Having worked as both a Special Assistant Attorney General to the Illinois Departments of Transportation and Natural Resources and a member of the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General Corps, Mr. Broom understands the meaning of the word, "service." He is proud to have guided some of the families he works with for three generations. You can experience Mr. Broom's exemplary commitment to his clients by contacting the offices of Barrett Twomey Broom Hughes & Hoke LLP in Carbondale.

Bar Admissions:  
Illinois, 1972
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois, 1976
U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit, 1980
U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois, 1988
U.S. Supreme Court, 2000

Year of Birth:  1947

Law School:  University of Illinois, J.D., 1972

Professional Certification: Certified Public Accountant, 1969

Undergraduate School:  University of Illinois, B.S., 1969

Bar/Professional Association Involvement:  
  • Jackson County Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
    • Health Care Section Council, 1986-1991
      • Chair, 1990
    • Standing Committee on Continuing Legal Education, 1987-1993
      • Chair, 1992
    • Special Committee on Ethics, 2000, 1999-2003
    • Special Committee on Ancillary Services, 2001-2003
    • Standing Committee on Professional Responsibility, 2005-2012
      • Chair, 2012
  • American Bar Association
  • Illinois C.P.A. Society
  • The American Association for Justice
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Special Assistant Attorney General, Illinois Departments of Transportation and Natural Resources, 1983

Awards; Honors; Distinctions:
      • Illinois Super Lawyer®
      • Leading Lawyers Member selected by peers in Commercial Litigation, Elder Law, Land Use, Zoning & Condemnation Law, Real Estate Law: Commercial, and Trust, Will & Estate Planning Law

Community Involvement:  
Southern Illinois Hospital Services
  Member, Board of Trustees, 1985-1997

Published Legal Writing:  
Author, "Planning Techniques," chapter 8 of Estate Planning Handbook, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 2005

Co-author, "Trial Procedure and Technique," chapter 8 of Eminent Domain Handbook, Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 2002

Author, "Advising Elderly Clients and Their Families," chapter 4 of Planning for Incapacity, Powers of Attorney, Living Trusts and Forms of Ownership, Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 2000

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