April 26, 2017

Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen, P.C.

Phone: 312-853-8700

Heyl Royster is a sophisticated, experienced law firm focused first and foremost on its clients. Utilizing multiple areas of expertise, firm-wide collaboration and teamwork, Heyl Royster partners with its clients to generate innovative strategies designed to achieve client goals. With strategically-located offices throughout Illinois, the firm quickly identifies important issues and efficiently provides regional client-centric services with national impact.

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Bide Akande, Heyl Royster, civil rights defense lawyer, medical malpractice litigation attorney
Associate
Bide concentrates his practice on commercial litigation, defense of Section 1983 and other civil rights cases, and medical malpractice litigation.  Bide joined the firm's Chicago office as...
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Tyler Anderson, Railroad Litigation Attorney, Heyl Royster Law firm
Associate
Tyler focuses his practice in the Railroad Litigation practice group. He assists in the defense of lawsuits representing railroads under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act as well as...
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Stephen Ayres, Litigation Attorney, Heyl Royster Law Firm
Of Counsel
Steve has more than 28 years of experience in a wide array of civil litigation matters, ranging from premises liability and vehicular accidents to complex construction defect and bodily...
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Nathan Bach, Heyl Royster, Tort Litigation Lawyer, Illinois, Commercial Motor Carrier Attorney
Associate
Nate concentrates his practice in the area of civil litigation, including business and commercial litigation, tort litigation, professional liability and commercial motor carrier litigation...
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Ann Barron, Environmental Litigation Attorney, Heyl Roster Law Firm
Of Counsel
Ann concentrates her practice in civil litigation, including environmental and business-related disputes, nursing home litigation, and personal injury defense. Ann joined Heyl Royster in...
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Andrew Bell, Litigation Attorney, Heyl Royster Law Firm
Associate
A native of Pekin, Illinois, Andrew Bell joined Heyl Royster’s Peoria office in 2012. He graduated from Saint Louis University School of Law in 2009. During law school, he was a SLU Law...
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Jessica Bell, Heyl Royster, Litigation Attorney
Associate
Jessica focuses her practice on the defense of insurance clients and employers in workers' compensation matters. She joins the firm with extensive workers' compensation defense experience,...
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Robert Bennett, Heyl Royster, catastrophic injuries Attorney, Complex medical issues Lawyer
Partner
After law school, Rob served as a judicial clerk from 1993 to 1995 for the Honorable Michael McCuskey, Justice of the Appellate Court of Illinois. He came to Heyl Royster in 2001 after...
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Wade Blumenshine, Heyl Royster, commercial litigation attorney, employment relations lawyer, economic torts legal counsel
Associate
Wade's primary area of practice is civil litigation, with a concentration on commercial litigation and toxic tort defense.  Wade earned his B.A. from the University of Illinois and his law...
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Bruce Bonds, Heyl Royster Law Firm, Employment and Worker's Compensation Attorney
Office Managing Partner/ Shareholder
Bruce is the Managing Partner of the firm's Champaign office and past chair of the firm's statewide Workers' Compensation Practice. He concentrates his practice in the areas of workers'...
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Vincent Boyle, Heyl Royster, Labor Lawyer, Peoria, Attorney,
Associate
Vince focuses his practice on defending workers' compensation claims. He joined Heyl Royster in 2013. Prior to joining the firm, he worked for three years as an associate in a Peoria law...
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Jana Brady, HeylRoyster, Civil Rights, HealthCare, Employment & Labor
Partner
Jana focuses her practice on the defense of civil litigation and federal practice, particularly in areas of medical malpractice, employment and labor litigation and counseling, civil rights...
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Litigation of business and commercial cases is a major focus of Heyl Royster. Our experience encompasses all aspects of commercial dispute resolution - state and federal forums,...
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Amber Cameron, Heyl Royster, Injured Worker Compensation Lawyer, toxic tort litigation Attorney
Of Counsel
Amber concentrates her practice in the areas of workers' compensation and toxic tort litigation. Her workers' compensation defense practice entails representing employers of all sizes at...
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Stacy Crabtree, Contract Attorney, Heyl Royster Law Firm
Associate
Stacy focuses her practice on commercial and governmental transactions and litigation. Stacy assists her clients with the negotiation and drafting of a wide range of contracts including...
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Lindsey D'Agnolo, Heyl Royster, Trial Preparation Lawyer, nursing home litigation defense attorney
Associate
Lindsey focuses her practice in the areas of business and commercial litigation, long term care/nursing homes, and workers' compensation. She began her practice in Rockford, Illinois...
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Michael Denning, Heyl Royster, Medical Malpractice Lawyer, Illinois, Nursing Home Litigation Attorney
Partner
Mike concentrates his practice in civil defense litigation, including medical malpractice and nursing home litigation. In addition to defending physicians and long term care facilities in...
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Brad Elward, Workers' Compensation Attorney, Heyl Royster Law Firm
Partner
Brad concentrates his work in appellate practice and has a significant sub-concentration in workers' compensation appeals. He has been with the firm since 1991 and has handled all aspects...
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Employers are faced with more and more challenges in running their businesses due to the vast number of laws and regulations governing the workplace. An incorrect decision today may cost an...
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John Flodstrom, Heyl Royster Law Firm, Employee Defense Attorney
Shareholder
John has a practice that is divided between the defense of employers in cases pending before the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission and the representation of defendants in civil...
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Patrick Folley, Heyl Royster, malpractice defense lawyer, insurance coverage attorney
Associate
Patrick concentrates his practice in the area of medical malpractice defense, insurance coverage, and commercial litigation. Patrick received his bachelor's degree from the University of...
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Alyssa Freeman, Heyl Royster, Civil Defense Litigation lawyer, Illinois, Toxic Torts Attorney
Associate
Alyssa concentrates her practice in civil defense litigation, including medical malpractice, toxic torts, workers' compensation, and civil rights litigation. Alyssa began her career at Heyl...
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Keith Fruehling, Civil Rights Litigation Attorney, Heyl Royster Law Firm
Partner
Keith Fruehling is a partner in our growing Urbana office. He is a highly successful litigator in many civil practice areas, including the defense of complex civil rights, medical...
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Stephanie Garces, Heyl Royster, Illinois, Civil Rights Litigation Attorney, Toxic Torts Lawyer
Associate
Stephanie concentrates her practice on business and commercial litigation, Section 1983 civil rights litigation, and toxic torts and asbestos. Stephanie joined the firm's Chicago office as...
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Heyl Royster has a long history of representing governmental bodies both as regular and special counsel. We recognize that this representation requires expertise in constitutional,...
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Joseph Guyette, Heyl Royster, Worker's Compensation Lawyer, Professional Liability Attorney
Partner
Joe concentrates his practice in the areas of workers' compensation defense, professional liability and employment matters. Joe has taken several bench and jury trials to verdict, and has...
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Mark Hansen, LItigation Attorney, Heyl Royster Law Firm
Shareholder
Mark concentrates his practice in the area of civil litigation. Mark has been involved in the defense of cases involving catastrophic injury, including the defense of complex cases in the...
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Mitch Hedrick, Litigation Attorney, Heyl Royster Law FIrm
Associate
Mitch focuses his practice in the area of civil litigation, including railroad litigation, insurance coverage, commercial motor carrier litigation, and tort litigation. A native of Peoria,...
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Matthew Hefflefinger, Litigator, Construction, Personal Injury, Heyl Royster Law Firm
Shareholder
Matt is an aggressive advocate who has tried many cases to verdict and enjoys the challenge of complex litigation. He handles the defense of personal injury cases primarily focusing upon...
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John Heil, Heyl Royster Law Firm, Commercial Litigation Attorney
Partner
John focuses his practice on business and commercial litigation, complex civil rights litigation, the representation of insurance carriers in liability coverage disputes, and the defense of...
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Doug Heise, Litigator, Corporations, Product Liability, Trucking, Heyl Royster Law Firm
Partner
Doug joined the Edwardsville office of Heyl Royster in 2004 and became a partner in 2008. With more than 25 years of litigation experience, Doug has defended a broad range of clients from...
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Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen, P.C. Law Firm
Heyl Royster serves clients in every county in Illinois. We have offices in six major population centers in Illinois - Peoria, Springfield, Urbana, Rockford, Edwardsville, and Chicago -...
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Keith Hill, Heyl Royster, professional liability lawyer, automobile accidents attorney
Of Counsel
Keith concentrates his practice in civil litigation. He has defended clients in cases involving product liability, premises liability, professional liability, automobile accidents,...
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John Hoelzer, Heyl Royster, law enforcement officers protection attorney, constitutional rights violations lawyer
Associate
John’s practice focuses on defending: law enforcement officers and correctional service providers against charges of constitutional rights violations, business owners against claims of...
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Associate
Dana concentrates her practice on protecting the rights of employers at the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission and in state and Federal courts, including employment, third party, and...
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Richard Hunsaker, Heyl Royster, professional liability attorney, emergency room personnel legal counsel, healthcare issues lawyer, birth trauma case representation
Shareholder
Richard has taken more than 30 cases to verdict. He has a record of favorable trial results in a wide variety of civil litigation settings. Over the course of his career at Heyl Royster,...
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Bradford Ingram, Employment Law Attorney, Heyl Royster Law Firm
Shareholder
Brad has spent his entire legal career with Heyl Royster, beginning in 1980 in the Peoria office. Born in Pekin, Illinois, he became a partner in the firm in 1987. His defense practice has...
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Success in litigating insurance coverage issues hinges on understanding both the interpretation of insurance policies and the handling of claims. These key elements pervade every phase of...
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Brad Keller, Litigation Attorney, Heyl Royster Law Firm
Associate
Brad concentrates his practice on civil litigation defense in the areas of professional liability, product liability, trucking/transportation, sexual torts, toxic torts, premises liability...
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Monica Kim, Heyl Royster, commercial dispute attorney, contract breach lawyer, settlement negotiation legal counsel
Associate
Monica concentrates her practice on commercial and business litigation. Monica has represented individual and business clients in litigation in state and federal courts in Illinois as well...
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Jessica Klaus, Heyl Royster, workers' compensation claims lawyer, sex offender treatment facility attorney
Associate
Jessica joined Heyl Royster in 2016 after nearly two years of defending workers' compensation claims in Cook, DuPage, Will, and Kane County. She primarily focuses her practice on defending...
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Michael Kokal, Heyl Royster Law Firm, Professional and Product Liability and Intellectual Property Litigation Attorney
Partner
Mike has wide-ranging trial experience in professional liability, products liability, commercial litigation, and intellectual property where he is a licensed attorney with the United States...
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Amee Lakhani, Heyl Royster, professional liability cases lawyer, healthcare clients attorney
Of Counsel
Amee concentrates her practice on civil litigation defense, with a large focus on the representation of healthcare professionals and organizations in a broad range of issues. In addition to...
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John Langfelder, Personal Injury Attorney, Heyl Royster Law Firm
Partner
John practices in the areas of personal injury and property loss defense, workers' compensation, trucking litigation, toxic tort litigation, and governmental law. John has defended clients...
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Mark Ludolph, Creditor Rights Attorney, Bankruptcy Lawyer, Heyl Royster Law Firm
Partner
Mark is the Chair of the firm's Creditors' Rights and Bankruptcy Practice and Co-chair of the Business and Commercial Litigation Practice. He focuses his practice in commercial litigation....
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James Manning, Heyl Royster, Education Litigation Lawyer, residential real estate transactions attorney
Shareholder
Jim chairs the firm's Real Estate and Title Services Practice where he concentrates much of his legal practice on representing buyers, sellers, builders and providing closing services on...
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Brett Mares, Toxic Tort litigation, Product Liability Lawyer, Heyl Royster Law Firm
Assocaite
Brett focuses his practice on tort litigation, with an emphasis on toxic torts and product liability. He has assisted in the preparation and development of defenses to personal injury...
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Mitchell Martin, Heyl Royster, toxic tort litigation, medical malpractice attorney, labor compliance lawyer, employment law
Associate
Mitchell focuses his practice on the defense of medical malpractice and toxic tort litigation. Before joining Heyl Royster, he worked for a southern Illinois law firm, focusing on insurance...
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Mark McClenathan, Civil Litigation Attorney, Heyl Royster Law Firm
Shareholder
Mark concentrates his practice in commercial and civil litigation. He has extensively defended product liability, professional and construction liability, trucking, and agriculture...
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Renee Monfort, Heyl Royster, General Counsel Attorney, professional liability litigation lawyer
Partner
Renee's civil litigation practice focuses on the defense of healthcare providers and other professionals in professional liability litigation. In addition to representing clients in...
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Deanna Mool, Heyl Royster, healthcare regulatory lawyer, Estate Planning attorney, FCA
Of Counsel
Deanna’s practice is primarily focused on healthcare regulatory law (including HIPAA, Stark, and Anti-Kickback compliance, False Claims Act issues, and contracting), and Estate Planning. In...
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Bob Morgan, Much Shellist, Healthcare Policy Attorney, Reform Legislation Lawyer, Illinois
Special Counsel
Bob Morgan is a health care regulatory and policy attorney with extensive experience in public service and the private sector. Bob helps hospitals, health systems, consulting firms,...
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Gary Nelson, Insurance Coverage Attorney, Heyl Royster, Law firm
Shareholder
Gary's litigation experience includes defending cases involving liability insurance coverage cases for CGL, umbrella/excess, automobile, home, life, health and disability policies, as well...
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Emily Perkins, Labor and Employment Attorney, Heyl Royster Law Firm
Associate
Emily concentrates her practice in the area of employment/labor law and tort litigation. She is a native of the Peoria-area and served as a 2012 and 2013 summer law clerk at Heyl Royster....
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Brad Peterson, Workers Compensation, Heyl Royster Law Firm
Shareholder
Brad's practice is divided between workers' compensation, civil litigation and Medicare Secondary Payer Act compliance. He is experienced in the defense of construction and motor carrier...
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Bradford Peterson, Heyl Royster, defense of construction lawyer, motor carrier liability attorney
Shareholder
Brad's practice is divided between workers' compensation, civil litigation and Medicare Secondary Payer Act compliance. He is experienced in the defense of construction and motor carrier...
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Of Counsel
Chrissie's practice is focused on government law, representing municipalities and other public entities in a broad range of issues, including administrative and regulatory law, the...
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Gary Pinter, Civil Tort Litigation, Attorney, Heyl Royster, law firm
Partner
Gary joined the firm in 2007, became a partner in 2015, and practices in a variety of areas of civil tort litigation including the defense of matters involving product liability, premises...
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Theresa Powell, Heyl Royster, Labor Lawyer, Office Managing Partner, Malpractice Claims Attorney,
Office Managing Partner/Shareholder
Theresa is the Managing Partner of the firm’s Springfield office. She focuses her practice on defending claims filed in federal court. These claims primarily involve federal civil rights...
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Tyler Pratt, Litigation Attorney, Heyl Royster Law Firm
Associate
Tyler concentrates his practice in the area of civil litigation, including: professional liability, tort litigation, Professional Regulation/Licensure, and truck and commercial...
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Gregory Rastatter, Litigation Attorney, Heyl Royster Law Firm
Partner
Greg is a partner in the firm's Peoria office. He is a member of the firm's business/commercial litigation, business/corporate organizations and healthcare practice groups. Greg handles...
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John Redlingshafer, Commercial Litigation Attorney, Heyl Royster Law Firm
Associate
John practices in the firm's governmental law, tort litigation, and business and commercial litigation practice groups. He has spent his entire legal career with Heyl Royster, beginning in...
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Andrew Roth, Heyl Royster, toxic tort defense lawyer, medical malpractice attorney
Partner
Andy's practice is focused on defending toxic tort, asbestos, and medical malpractice cases. Licensed in Illinois and Wisconsin, Andy also has a wide range of experience defending civil...
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Heidi Ruckman, Civil Defense Litigation, Heyl Royster Law Firm
Partner
Heidi joined the firm's Rockford office in 2006 and became a partner in 2012. She concentrates her practice in civil defense litigation, including premises and auto litigation, business...
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Scott Salemi, Heyl Royster, civil rights Attorney, medical malpractice Lawyer
Partner
Scott concentrates his practice in the defense of complex civil litigation, with an emphasis on civil rights, medical malpractice and first-party and third-party property cases. Scott is an...
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Melissa Schoenbein, Heyl Royster, Tort Defense lawyer, Commercial Litigation attorney
Associate
Melissa focuses her practice in the area of civil litigation, including tort defense and commercial litigation. Prior to joining Heyl Royster, Melissa served as a law clerk for the...
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Gary Schwab, Heyl Royster, Automobile Industry Defense Lawyer, Third Party Insurance Claims Attorney
Partner
Gary has spent his entire legal career with Heyl Royster, beginning in 1981 in the Peoria office, until 1986 when he transferred to the Springfield office. He is a trial attorney who...
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Brett Siegel, Heyl Royster Law FIrm, Employment Attorney
Associate
A native of Buffalo Grove, Illinois, Brett joined Heyl Royster shortly after graduating from Chicago-Kent College of Law in 2012. As a law student, Brett concentrated his studies on...
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Brian Smith, Civil Rights, Professional Liability, Heyl Royster Law Firm
Associate
Brian concentrates his practice in the areas of civil rights, professional liability, employment law, education, and trucking/motor carrier litigation. Much of his practice entails...
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Debra Stegall, Heyl Royster Law Firm, Labor and Employment Attorney
Partner
Deb concentrates her practice in the areas of employment law and transactional matters, including acquisitions, mergers and commercial contracts. She is the Chair of the firm's Business and...
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Cheri Stuart, Healthcare Attorney, Heyl Royster, Law Firm
Partner
Cheri practices in the areas of medical malpractice litigation, hospital liability defense, and long term care facility defense. The scope of her practice also includes representation of...
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Tobin Taylor, Heyl Royster, Illinois, Civil Litigation, Toxic Torts Attorney, lawyer,
Office Managing Partner
Tobin is the Managing Partner of the firm's Chicago office and previously has served as the firm's Hiring Partner. He handles a wide range of civil litigation for businesses, corporations...
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J. Matthew Thompson, Heyl Royster, Civil Litigation Attorney
Associate
Matt concentrates his practice in the area of civil litigation, including the defense of cases in the areas of medical malpractice and professional liability, products liability, and...
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Matthew Thompson, Litigation Attorney, Heyl Royster Law Firm
Associate
Matt concentrates his practice in the area of civil litigation, including the defense of cases in the areas of medical malpractice and professional liability, products liability, and...
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Charles Timmerwilke, Heyl Royster, Professional Liability Lawyer, Transportation Industry Attorney
Partner
Chuck Timmerwilke concentrates his practice in a wide range of civil litigation, including product liability, professional liability, construction and transportation cases. He has tried...
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Toney Tomaso, Heyl Royster, workers' compensation Lawyer, labor Litigation Attorney
Partner
Toney is chair of the firm's statewide Workers' Compensation Practice. He concentrates his practice in the areas of workers' compensation, third-party defense of employers, workers'...
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Craig Unrath, Heyl Royster, Professional Licensure lawyer, Labor Regulation Attorney
Partner
Craig is partner at Heyl Royster and is Chair of the firm's Appellate practice group. He is also Vice Chair of the Professional Regulation/Licensure practice group. He began his career with...
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Edward Wagner, Heyl Royster, civil litigation lawyer, healthcare providers defense Attorney, Urbana
Office Managing Partner/Shareholder
Ed is the partner in charge of our Urbana office, which covers east central Illinois.  He has spent his entire legal career with Heyl Royster, beginning in 1980. Prior to law school, Ed...
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Maura Yusof, Heyl Royster, Arson Fraud and First-Party Property Claims Lawyer, Product Liability Attorney, Chicago
Of Counsel
Maura’s practice spans a wide variety of litigation – from commercial disputes to medical malpractice and product liability claims to employment law. Her primary areas of practice include...
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Jay Znaniecki, Heyl Royster, civil litigation, professional liability lawyer, dental malpractice
Partner
Jay concentrates his practice in the areas of civil litigation and professional liability, including medical and dental malpractice. He has represented physicians and dentists in a broad...
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