Heyl Royster

Leah Nolan

Practice Groups:

Casualty/Tort Litigation

Construction

Product Liability

Toxic Torts & Asbestos

Workers’ Compensation

Office Locations:

Chicago, IL

Phone: 312.853.8700

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Education

  • Juris Doctor (summa cum laude), Northern Illinois University College of Law, 2021

Year Joined Firm

2021

 

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Leah Nolan (Associate)

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Leah focuses her practice on defending clients in casualty/tort litigation, construction, product liability, toxic torts/asbestos, and workers’ compensation. 
 
Leah joined Heyl Royster as a summer associate between her second and third years of law school. She began her full-time career as an associate in 2021 after graduating summa cum laude at Northern Illinois University College of Law. Additionally, during her second and third years, Leah tutored 1L students in the subjects of Contracts and Federal Civil Procedure. In her second year of law school, Leah served as the first-ever In-House Law Clerk to General Counsel at the Animal Legal Defense Fund. And, in her third year, Leah was on the COVID-19 Legal Response Clinic where she provided free legal advice and referrals to community members faced with the unique legal challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. 
 
Honors and Awards
 
Dennis S. Reynolds Achievement Award - Class of 2021
Hellene & Edward Fioretti Award
Justin Pettway Scholarship Award Recipient
Outstanding Women & Gender Advocacy Student Award Recipient
Hope Moller Scholarship Award Winner 
Lenny B. Mandell Moot Court Competition Triple Crown Award - Spring 2020

Public Speaking

  • “Animals & Environmentalism: A Legal Perspective in the Wake of a Global Pandemic”
    Moderator, 2021 NIU Law Review Symposium

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Associate Justice, NIU Moot Court Society Board, Spring 2020-2021
  • Symposium Editor, NIU Law Review, Spring 2020-2021
  • President, NIU Women’s Law Caucus, May 2019-2020

Court Admissions

  • State Courts of Illinois