Heather Mueller-Jones

Practice Groups:

Casualty/Tort Litigation


Long Term Care/Nursing Homes

Medical Malpractice Defense

Product Liability

Office Locations:

Edwardsville, IL



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  • Juris Doctor, Southern Illinois University School of Law, 2005
  • Bachelor of Science-Business Administration, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, 2000

Year Joined Firm



Heyl Royster


Heather Mueller-Jones (Of Counsel)

Heather concentrates her practice in civil litigation, trial as well as ADR settings, including personal injury, professional liability and product liability defense. Her focus includes representing individuals, business and governmental entities in the defense of civil litigation claims throughout Illinois and Missouri.

Heather joined Heyl Royster in 2016. Before joining Heyl Royster, Heather worked at a mid-sized defense firm in the St. Louis Metro East area where she represented clients, including governmental entities, in the defense of personal injury and product liability claims throughout Illinois and Missouri. Heather also worked extensively in insurance coverage litigation. Heather has first- and second-chair trial experience. She has obtained defense verdicts in several mandatory arbitrations, and argued and won summary judgment motions, in state court venues such as Madison County, IL, and in the United States Federal Court, Central District of Illinois. In the area of long-term care and nursing home liability, Heather has represented long-term care and nursing home facilities in the defense of medical malpractice cases including allegations of bed sores and wrongful death as well as pre-suit investigation and preparation. Heather has also written and argued appeals in the Fifth District of Illinois.

Heather is an adjunct professor at Southwestern Illinois College in the Paralegal Studies Program. She also founded the Madison County Women Lawyers group.


“Working Without Fear: Orders of Protection Available In the Workplace,” Illinois Association of County Board Members County Bulletin (2019)

When is a Riding Trail Really a Riding Trail? Updated,” Heyl Royster Governmental Newsletter (2019) - Read Article

“Working Without Fear: Orders of Protection in the Workplace,” Heyl Royster Governmental Newsletter (2019) - Read Article

"When is a Riding Trail Really a Riding Trail?" Illinois Parks Association Risk Services Newsletter (2018) - Download Article

Public Speaking

“It’s Facebook Official, I’m Perfect”
Power Up Women’s Conference & Troy/Maryville/St. Jacob/Marine Area Chamber of Commerce 2017

“The Local Governmental and Governmental Employees Tort Immunity Act Update”
Heyl Royster's 32nd Annual Claims Handling Seminar 2017

Professional Associations

  • Madison County Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • The Missouri Bar Association
  • Madison County Women Lawyers

Court Admissions

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

Community Involvement

  • Madison County Board (District 27 Representative)
  • Member of the Paralegal Advisory Committee at Southwestern Illinois College
  • Founding Member of 100+ Women Who Care from the 618
  • Founder and member of the Madison County Women Lawyers