Heyl Royster

Alex Rives

Practice Groups:

Casualty/Tort Litigation

Civil Rights Litigation/Section 1983 & Correctional Healthcare

Liquor Liability/Dramshop

Medical Malpractice Defense

Office Locations:

Springfield, IL

Phone: 217.522.8822

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Education

  • Juris Doctor, Southern Illinois University School of Law, 2020
  • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science and Communication, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2013

Year Joined Firm

2020

 

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Heyl Royster

 

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Alex Rives (Associate)

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Alex focuses her practice on defending clients in civil litigation, including Civil Rights/Section 1983 Litigation, General Tort Litigation, Dramshop Liability, and Professional Liability Medical Malpractice Defense.

Alex joined the firm’s Springfield office as an associate following her graduation from law school in 2020. She received her J.D. from Southern Illinois University School of Law and her B.A. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she double-majored in Political Science and Communication.

During law school, Alex served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Sue E. Myerscough in the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois where she acquired invaluable research and writing experience and an understanding of the judicial perspective on litigation. Alex also participated in national moot court competitions as an SIU Law Moot Court Board member and was selected as a national member of The Order of Barristers for her excellence in courtroom advocacy. Additionally, Alex was a teaching assistant and was involved in guardian ad litem representation of child abuse and neglect victims through SIU Law’s Legal Clinic.

Professional Recognition

  • The Order of Barristers
  • Regional semi-finalist of the American Bar Association’s National Appellate Advocacy Competition (2019 and 2020)

Professional Associations

  • Illinois State Bar Association

Court Admissions

  • State Courts of Illinois

Community Involvement

  • Volunteer guest judge for SIU Law’s Moot Court competitions