Lindsey D'Agnolo

Practice Groups:

Business and Commercial Litigation

Employment & Labor

Long Term Care/Nursing Homes

Medical Malpractice Defense

Office Locations:

Rockford, IL



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  • Juris Doctor, California Western School of Law, 2011
  • Bachelor of Arts-Economics, University of Illinois, 2008

Year Joined Firm



Heyl Royster


Lindsey D'Agnolo (Partner)

Lindsey focuses her practice on the defense of civil litigation, including medical malpractice, nursing home/long term care, workers’ compensation and employment and labor litigation and counseling. She has handled all aspects of litigation including initial assessment, pleading, discovery, motion practice, and trial preparation. Lindsey’s practice is focused on defending physicians, healthcare workers and employers in all aspects of litigation.

Lindsey received her J.D. from California Western School of Law in San Diego in 2011. While in law school, she gained significant litigation experience when she spent her last semester interning in the Winnebago County State's Attorney's Office as a 711 intern. Lindsey also gained valuable research and writing skills when she served as judicial extern for the Honorable Judge Frederick J. Kapala in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois.

Lindsey received her bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois – Urbana Champaign in 2008. She is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and Winnebago County Bar Association. Lindsey is currently serving as President of the Winnebago County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division.


“Are “Wi-Fi Allergies” an Impairment Covered by the ADA? Employer’s Edge, Heyl Royster Employment Newsletter (2017) - Read Article

“Recent Appellate Court Decisions Provide Guidance on Analysis of Injuries Resulting from Everyday Activities,” Illinois Defense Counsel Quarterly (2017) - Download Article

“OSHA’s Final Rule on Recording and Reporting Workplace Injuries,” Employer’s Edge, Heyl Royster Employment Newsletter (2017) - Read Article

“The Year in Review – 2016,” Below the Redline, Heyl Royster Workers’ Compensation Newsletter (Special Edition 2016) - Read Article

“Recent Decision Addresses What Constitutes ‘Incidental to Employment’ in ‘Arising Out Of’ Analysis,” Workers' Compensation E-clip (2016) - Read Article

“Guidance for Compliance: New EEOC Resource Document Aids Employers in Complying with the ADA When Leave is Requested,” Employer’s Edge – Heyl Royster Employment Newsletter (2016) - Read Article

Public Speaking

“Penalty Flags: Case Update - How Do These Cases Change the Game Plan?”
Heyl Royster's 32nd Annual Claims Handling Seminar 2017

“Drug and Alcohol Policies and Issues”
OrthoIllinois Occupational Health 2016

“Sexual Harassment Awareness and Prevention”
Heyl Royster Employers' Day Seminar 2016

“Drug and Alcohol Policies and Issues”
Heyl Royster Employers' Day Seminar 2016

Professional Recognition

  • The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch (2021): Professional Malpractice Law
  • Named to Law Bulletin Publishing Company's list of Illinois Emerging Lawyers (2018-2020). Only two percent of Illinois lawyers under the age of 40 or who have been licensed to practice for 10 years or less earn this distinction. Featured Article

Professional Associations

  • Winnebago County Bar Association (Chair, Trial/Appellate Section; President, Young Lawyers Division, 2017-2018)
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association
  • IGNITE Rockford, Young Professionals Association

Court Admissions

  • State Courts of Illinois
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois