Heyl Royster


Heyl Royster Women's Forum

Heyl Royster Women's Forum

Thinking Forward  Working Together  Achieving Excellence

The professional development and advancement of women in the firm, and the legal profession at large, is of paramount importance at Heyl Royster. Recognizing that women face unique challenges in the practice and business of law, Heyl Royster formed its Women's Forum - a firmwide initiative designed to foster, highlight, and promote our women attorneys.

The mission of Heyl Royster's Women's Forum is to provide a means for communication and coordination among the women attorneys of the firm in order to:

  • Foster professional development and increased collaboration among our women attorneys
  • Strengthen client relationships
  • Increase and promote diversity within the firm
  • Enhance recruitment, retention and promotion of women attorneys
  • Implement plans and programs consistent with the firm's strategic goals

The Women's Forum reaches beyond our firm to support projects and events in our communities that encourage professional and personal development for women and those that enrich our communities for the benefit of all. We look for opportunities to partner with our clients and with other professionals in our communities to support educational and charity causes.

Heyl Royster's Women's Forum is headed by Lisa LaConte - a member of the firm's Board of Directors, Chair of the Toxic Torts & Asbestos Practice, and Co-Chair of the firm's Diversity Committee. In addition, the Forum is led by a Steering Committee composed of the following representatives from our offices statewide who are responsible for identifying local activities with clients, charities, bar associations, and other women's groups in order to take a leadership role in matters that impact women in the profession and the community.

Accomplishments of Our Women Attorneys

Clayton & Mool Author Updates to Latest Volumes in The Law of Medical Practice in Illinois - 5/9/2019

Mool Presents at Southwestern Regional ICAHN Meeting - 5/3/19

Ann Barron Presents to Illinois Society of Healthcare Risk Managers - 3/1/19

Johnson Appointed to Serve on the Illinois Supreme Court’s Rules Committee - 1/14/19

Firm Wins Med Mal Jury Trial in Champaign Co. - 11/02/2018

Mool Speaks on Physician Recruiting at Critical Access Hospital Conference - 11/02/2018

Appellate Court Win for Ogle County - 10/19/2018

Barron Talks to Healthcare Risk Management Professionals about Document Production - 10/19/2018

Mool Presents Programs on HIPAA for Dental Practices, and Medical Cannabis to ICAHN - 10/17/18

Luther and Hall Cover Labor & Employment Law for Rockford Area SHRM - 10/12/18

Hall Covers FMLA and ADA for IPARKS Newsletter - 10/11/18

Ravenhill Featured in Madison-St.Clair Record - 8/30/18

Maloney Elected Vice President of the St. Clair County Bar Association - 07/27/2018

Powell Successfully Defends Deputy Sheriff at Jury Trial in §1983 Case - 06/14/2018

Barron Covers Medical Studies Act and Mool Presents on Cybersecurity at ISHRM Annual Meeting - 06/08/2018

Cameron and Tomaso Provided Workers’ Compensation Updates at Apex PT Seminar - 05/15/2018

Mool Speaks on Physician Contracts, Hospital Board Responsibilities and Cybersecurity - 04/26/2018

Brady Trains Healthcare Providers on Proper Documentation - 04/10/2018

Ashenhurst and Perkins Roll Out Anti-Harassment Training - 03/23/2018

Brady Shepherds Students Through Federal Bar Association Civics Initiative - 03/19/2018

Mool Discusses Estate Planning with Springfield AARP - 03/01/2018

Stegall and Perkins Publish on Employment Law in SIU “Survey of Law” - 03/01/2018

Barron and Hansen Article Examines the Parameters of Illinois’ Medical Studies Act - 01/04/2018

Mool Speaks on Healthcare Fundamentals at AHLA Conference - 11/8/2017

Perkins Defends Realtor in Jury Trial - 10/25/2017

Mool Provides HIPAA Update - 10/13/2017

Mueller-Jones Presents “It’s Facebook Official, I’m Perfect” - 10/05/2017

Running for a Cause - 10/02/2017

Brady Completes IRONMAN Wisconsin Triathlon - 09/12/2017

Peoria Office Runs for St. Jude - 08/11/2017

Mueller-Jones Speaks on Social Media and Work/Life Balance - 7/20/2017

Mool and Robinson Article Addresses Healthcare Self-Disclosure - 7/5/2017

Ruckman Speaks on Outsmarting the Trucking Reptile - 06/09/2017

Women’s Fund Honors Hughes with Emerging Leader Award - 5/31/2017

Rastatter and Mool Speak at Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network Meeting - 5/24/2017

Biesinger Elected to ISBA Board of Governors - 5/12/2017

Perkins Speaks on Ethical Issues in Employment Law - 05/11/2017

Firm's Women's Forum Supports United Way's Power of the Purse Auction - 04/28/2017

Heinsz and Schonert Author Article on Missouri Personal Jurisdiction After Daimler - 4/7/2017

Firm Supports 2016 Women of Influence Forum - 12/20/2016

Ruckman Article Explores Commercial Transportation “Off Duty” Liability Issues - 12/20/2016

Brady, Hill and Powell Author Article on Importance of Prisoner Grievance Process - 12/07/2016

Brady Featured in Emerging Lawyers Magazine - 11/30/2016

Mool Speaks on HIPAA Compliance at Health Law Conference - 11/30/2016

Jensen and Perkins Speak at Annual School Conference on Volunteer Liability - 11/23/16

Luther and D’Agnolo Speak on Post-Accident Drug Screens and New OSHA Rule - 11/18/16

Pomatto and Brady Successfully Defend Surgeon at Wrongful Death Trial - 10/28/2016

Ingram and Stegall Address Healthcare HR Professionals on New Regulations - 10/14/2016

Yusof Speaks at IDC’s Employment Committee Seminar on Medical Marijuana - 10/4/2016

Mool Offers HIPAA Guidance to Health Departments - 09/27/2016

Yusof Joins Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM) - 09/08/2016

Women’s Forum Builds Homes with Habitat for Humanity - 09/07/2016

Jensen Elected President of the Lawyers Trust Fund of Illinois - 08/31/2016

Peterson and Redlingshafer Speak at Housing Redevelopment Conference - 08/19/2016

Stegall and Simmons Speak to Decatur Chamber on DOL’s new Overtime Rules - 07/15/2016

Barron Presents on Electronic Medical Records - 06/22/2016

Cameron Covers Ethics at Workers’ Compensation Seminar - 06/13/2016

Powell Prevails at Trial for County Sergeant - 06/03/2016

Stegall Addresses HR Professionals on Workplace Issues - 05/16/2016

Firm's Women's Forum supports United Way's Power of the Purse Event  - 4/28/2016

Heyl Royster Leadership at Peoria County Bar Association - 1/11/2016

Heyl Royster Announces Four New Partners, Plus Two New Attorneys - 1/5/2016

Stegall and Peterson Address Government Officials on FMLA and ADA - 12/10/2015

Stuart and Monfort Honored with Trial Lawyer Excellence Award - 11/5/2015

Women's Forum Sponsors "Power of the Purse" - 6/18/2015

Monfort Speaks on Defense Litigation to Women Attorneys Group - 4/21/2015

Stegall and Powell Speak to Central Illinois HR Society - 4/17/2015

Stegall Featured in Leading Lawyers Magazine - 3/27/2015

Beth Jensen Receives PCBA Distinguished Community Service Award - 2/26/2015

Barron and Peterson Speak at Illinois Rural Water Association Conference - 2/18/2015

Brady Speaks to EMS Providers on Risk Management  - 2/10/2015

Heyl Royster Announces Five New Partners - 1/09/2015

Theresa Powell Named Springfield Managing Partner - 01/08/2015

Ann Barron Featured in Illinois Business Journal - 12/08/2014

Beth Jensen Named a "Woman of Influence" by InterBusiness Issues - 12/03/2014

Heyl Royster's Women's Forum Hosts U of I Women's Law Society - 11/14/2014

Stegall Speaks to HR Professionals - 11/13/2014

Jensen and Crabtree Speak at Education Superintendents Meeting - 10/30/2014

Stegall and Brady Speak at the Illinois Association of Museums Conference - 10/24/2014

McClenathan and Yusof Speak Regarding Concealed Carry, Employer Rights & Responsibilities - 10/03/2014

Jensen Named Chair of ISBA Education Section Council - 08/01/2014 

Peterson Presents at the American Public Works Association - 07/19/2014

Jensen Elected Secretary/Treasurer of Lawyers Trust Fund of Illinois - 07/17/2014 

Renee Monfort Appointed to Illinois Supreme Court Character and Fitness Committee - 02/26/2014

Jennifer Johnson Featured in Illinois Business Journal - 12/20/2013

Yusof Receives President's Commendation from IDC - 07/17/2013

Heyl Royster Attorneys Speak at Peoria County Bar Association CLE Programs - 04/12/2013

Johnson Speaks at SIU "Women in Leadership" Workshop - 02/20/2014

Heyl Royster Attorneys Serve as Faculty at IICLE Workers' Compensation Institute - 02/14/2014

Partner Renee Monfort Featured in Leading Lawyers Magazine - 01/25/2013

Peoria Attorneys Present Program on Website Related Liabilities, Losses and Insurance Issues - 10/19/2012

Peoria Attorneys Present Program on Restrictive Covenants in Employment Agreements - 07/20/2012

Edwardsville Attorney Jennifer Johnson Serves on the MCBA Student Internship Program Committee - 06/15/2012

Maura Yusof Presents at DRI 2012 Insurance Coverage and Claims Institute - 05/25/2012

Sara Ingram Appointed as Editor-in-Chief of Legal Medicine Q&A - 03/09/2012