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 catastrophic tort actions. John also defends professional liability actions directed at attorneys, federal "whistle-blower" suits brought against publicly funded medical institutions, and personal injury claims brought against individuals and their employers. John is a Vice-Chair of the firm's Business and Commercial Litigation Practice, Chair of the Peoria office's Drone Law Practice, and the head of the Peoria office's Mentoring Program.
John's business and commercial practice includes litigating cases involving allegations of breach of contract, fraud, and deceptive business practices on behalf of large and small businesses and their employees throughout the state. John is also heavily involved in the defense of federal civil rights actions and associated state law claims leveled against members of the law enforcement community and other public officials. In this context John routinely defends allegations of false arrest, excessive force, deliberate indifference and denial of due process of law.
Articles in the National Law Review database by John Heil