Heyl Royster

Mark Benfield

Practice Groups:

Medical Malpractice Defense

Trucking

Casualty/Tort Litigation

Office Locations:

Champaign, IL

Phone: 217.344.0060

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Education

  • Juris Doctor (cum laude), University of Illinois College of Law, 2018
  • Bachelor of Science-Mathematics, Saint Ambrose University, 2015

Year Joined Firm

2019

 

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Mark Benfield (Associate)

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Mark focuses his practice on civil litigation, particularly in the defense of healthcare professionals. His experience includes insurance defense, municipality representation, and business transactions. While in law school, Mark clerked for both the Illinois Supreme Court and the federal court in the Eastern District of Missouri.

Mark returned to Champaign-Urbana and joined Heyl Royster in 2019 after practicing at a firm in Rock Island, Illinois. He obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Illinois College of Law, cum laude, and his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from St. Ambrose University. Mark is licensed to practice in the State of Illinois, the State of Iowa, the Central District of Illinois, and the Southern District of Illinois. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, and the Iowa State Bar Association.

Public Speaking

  • “VBAC”
    OB Grand Rounds 2020

Professional Associations

  • Champaign County Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Iowa State Bar Association

Court Admissions

  • State Courts of Illinois
  • State Courts of Iowa
  • United States District Court, Central District of Illinois
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Illinois

Community Involvement

  • Mentor in the University of Illinois College of Law Alumni-Student Mentoring Program