Final Round Judges
Assistant Professor Jennifer Brobst, joined the SIU School of Law faculty as an Assistant Professor in 2014. She is cross-appointed as a member of faculty in the SIU School of Medicine Department of Medical Humanities. Since 2015, she has served as a faculty trainer for the SIU School of Social Work Trauma Based Behavioral Health Fellowship graduate program.
Her teaching and research interests focus on health law and policy, including the intersection of public health and criminal law in cases of violent crime. She serves as the faculty advisor for the Journal of Legal Medicine, health law specialization, and the student organizations Law and Medicine Society and Law Students for Reproductive Justice.
Judge David R. Herndon District Judge for the Southern District of Illinois United States District Court was appointed United States District Judge for the Southern District of Illinois November 16, 1998 and designated Chief Judge October 1, 2007.
He received a B.A. in 1974 from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and earned his Juris Doctorate from Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 1977.
Judge Herndon was in private practice from 1977 until 1991 when he became an Associate Judge in Madison County, Illinois. He served as Associate Judge until commissioned as a United States District Judge upon the nomination of President William J. Clinton and confirmation of the United States Senate.
William Hinnant, Jr., MD, JD, DABU, FCLM,is a partner in the firm Medicolegal Consultants, LLC, of Anderson, SC. and also President-Elect at The American College of Legal Medicine.
His practice focuses on credentialing and peer review matters, medical malpractice, fraud and abuse and general health law. He serves as Associate Counsel for the American College of Legal Medicine and chairs its Ethics Committee.
Attorney Hinnant has authored amicus briefs and regulatory comments on behalf of several physicians' organizations and has argued peer review matters in the trial and appellate courts of several states. He has represented and/or advised over 200 physicians in administrative, civil and criminal matters.
William Hinnant Jr. of Hinnant Medical & Law Offices, LLC, is a licensed physician as well as a licensed attorney and a member of the American College of Legal Medicine, for which he is also general counsel. He represents medical professionals in Anderson, South Carolina, and the surrounding areas, as well as all over the country, for professional licensing, peer review hearings, administrative defense and credentialing. He has helped hundreds of doctors, nurses and other medical professionals save their licenses so they can continue to do what they love.