Margaret Bentley

Practice Groups:

Workers’ Compensation

Casualty/Tort Litigation

Office Locations:

Chicago, IL



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  • J.D., DePaul University College of Law (2003)
  • B.A., Miami University (1999)

Year Joined Firm



Heyl Royster


Margaret Bentley (Of Counsel)

With more than 18 years of experience handling insurance defense cases involving large multi-party actions with multi-million-dollar exposure, Meg concentrates her practice in the areas of workers' compensation and civil litigation. She has represented clients in a wide range of cases, including workers' compensation, transportation/trucking negligence, premises liability, automobile negligence, wrongful death, construction negligence, insurance coverage, subrogation, and commercial litigation. She has successfully litigated and tried numerous workers’ compensation cases on a multitude of issues throughout Illinois. She has also handled cases in both state and federal courts. Prior to joining Heyl Royster, Meg was a Partner at a prominent Chicago firm with 200+ attorneys and 12 offices throughout the United States.

Meg received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Miami University (Ohio) in 1999 and then earned her Juris Doctor degree from DePaul University College of Law in 2003.


“'Rebuttable Presumption’ Provided in Workers’ Comp Bill,” Chicago Daily Law Bulletin (2020)

Professional Associations

  • Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association
  • Chicago Bar Association

Court Admissions

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

Community Involvement

  • PAWS Chicago, Developmental Board Member