Stephen M. Hoeplinger

Associate - St. Louis

Stephen Hoeplinger is an associate attorney in our St. Louis office. He represents individuals and businesses in Tort, Contract, Fraud, Employment, and Real Estate Litigation.

His recent successes include:

  • 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, he 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. He 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.” It’s warmer. He is the proud father of three wonderful kids, a self-described personal finance nerd and a college football fanatic.




Practice Areas



University of Notre Dame, 2005 (B.A.)
Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, 2009 (J.D.)


District of Massachusetts
Court of Appeals for the First Circuit