Steven Getty

Practice Groups:

Employment & Labor

Casualty/Tort Litigation

Long Term Care/Nursing Homes

Medical Malpractice Defense

Workers’ Compensation

Office Locations:

Rockford, IL



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  • Juris Doctor, Thomas Cooley Law School, 2011
  • Bachelor of Arts-Political Science, Western Illinois University, 2008

Year Joined Firm



Heyl Royster


Steven Getty (Associate)

Steve focuses his practice in several areas of civil litigation, including defending physicians, hospitals and extended providers in professional liability and medical malpractice claims and representing employers in Workers’ Compensation claims. Steve also assists in the defense of nursing home and long term care facility claims, as well as other general civil litigation.

Steve began his practice as an Assistant State’s Attorney in the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office. He has extensive jury trial experience in both first-chair and second-chair positions. Further, he has litigated many substantive legal motions, including motions to suppress physical evidence and statements, as well as civil statutory summary suspension hearings.

Steve diversified his legal career in 2015, shifting the focus of his practice to the field of Workers’ Compensation.

Steve received his Juris Doctor from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 2011 and his Bachelor of Arts from Western Illinois University in 2008.


“No Discovery, No Problem: How To Provide An Effective Defense To Disputed Claims,” Below the Red Line - Heyl Royster Workers' Compensation Newsletter (2022) – Read Article

“Wage Differentials and the Challenge to Find Suitable Employment,” Below the Red Line - Heyl Royster Workers' Compensation Newsletter (2017) - Read Article

Public Speaking

“Exercise More: Running for (Re)Election?”
Heyl Royster Governmental Seminar 2016

“Safety Audits – Compliance with OSHA and other safety standards – ‘Do they apply to my business?’”
Heyl Royster “Avoiding Litigation” Seminar, Rockford 2016

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association

Court Admissions

  • State Courts of Illinois
  • State Courts of Wisconsin

Community Involvement

  • RAMP’s Financial Committee