Alisha Sheehan

Practice Groups:

Agribusiness

Business and Commercial Litigation

Insurance Services

Medical Malpractice Defense

Toxic Torts & Asbestos

Office Locations:

Springfield, IL

Phone: 217.522.8822

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News

Biesinger Elected to ISBA Board of Governors - 05/12/2017

Biesinger Featured in U of I College of ACES Alumni Profile - 01/27/2017

Education

  • Juris Doctor (summa cum laude), Southern Illinois University School of Law, 2015
  • Bachelor of Science-Agricultural and Consumer Economics, University of Illinois, 2012

Year Joined Firm

2016

 

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Alisha Sheehan (Associate)

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Alisha (Biesinger) Sheehan concentrates her practice in the areas of business and commercial litigation, medical malpractice, and toxic tort litigation. Before joining Heyl Royster, she worked for a medium-sized law firm in Belleville, Illinois, where she defended clients in medical malpractice, toxic tort, and premises liability suits.

Alisha attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Agricultural and Consumer Economics with a minor in Business Administration in 2012. Alisha continued her education at the Southern Illinois University School of Law and graduated summa cum laude in 2012. She also completed a specialization in Business and Transactions. While in law school, Alisha held a teaching assistant position for Constitutional Law and Lawyering Skills, the first-year research and writing course. She was the President of the Justinian Society (the Italian Club) where she coordinated social events and community outreach. Alisha also received several CALI Excellence for the Future Awards for her classroom performance, received the Academic Excellence Award, and ranked Dean's List all six semesters.

While in law school, Alisha interned as a Summer Associate for Heyl Royster for two summers. She spent her first summer in the Urbana office and the following summer in the Peoria office.

Publications

  • "Is Registering as an Animal Abuser in Illinois Abusive to the Offender? An Examination of the Proposed Illinois Animal Abuse Registry," Southern Illinois University Law Journal (2015) - Download Article
  • "Direct Appeals - Rule 302," chapter in Civil Appeals Illinois: State and Federal 2015, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • "Original Actions In The Supreme Court," chapter in Civil Appeals (Illinois): State and Federal 2015, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education

Public Speaking

  • “Update on Agency Theory in Medical Malpractice”
    Heyl Royster’s 33rd Annual Claims Handling Seminar 2018
  • “A Quick Guide to Millennials as Jurors”
    Heyl Royster’s 33rd Annual Claims Handling Seminar 2018

Professional Associations

  • Illinois State Bar Association (Board of Governors - Under Age 37 Outside Cook County Board member)
  • Justinian Society
  • Southern Illinois American Inn of Court
  • Madison County Bar Association

Court Admissions

  • State Courts of Illinois
  • State Courts of Missouri
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Illinois

Community Involvement

  • Member, Third Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee