Stephen Hoeplinger is an associate attorney in our St. Louis office. His systematic approach and love for details, makes Stephen a stickler for rules, regulations and understanding how systems work.
“If you know what laws and rules apply to a given circumstance and how they work, how the courts interpret them, and then present your arguments in the right order, your odds of success greatly increase.”
Crafting winning arguments for his clients is at the top of the list of his most favorite things about being an attorney.
AREAS OF FOCUS
Stephen represents individuals and businesses in Tort, Contract, Fraud, Employment, and Real Estate Litigation.
- an action against an insurer for wrongful denial of disability benefits (leading to full compensation of past-due and future payments),
- obtaining summary judgment and attorneys’ fees for a six-figure judgment on behalf of a private lender
- obtaining the dismissal of a fraud action brought against a local business and its owner.
Prior to joining Blitz, Bardgett & Deutsch, Stephen represented plaintiffs and defendants in complex litigation cases in federal and state courts, including those involving ERISA, securities, and consumer rights class actions.
In addition to his time in private practice, Stephen served as a Special Assistant District Attorney for Middlesex County in Lowell, Massachusetts, prosecuting felonies and misdemeanors and obtaining over a dozen guilty verdicts after trial.
While in law school, he received the William M. Pomerantz trial advocacy award. Stephen is licensed in Missouri and Massachusetts.
Stephen hails from Buffalo, New York. While studying for his J.D. at Washington University he “fell in love with St. Louis.” Maybe in part because it’s 30 degrees warmer. He is the proud father of three wonderful kids, a self-described personal finance nerd and a college football fanatic.