Heyl Royster


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Powell Shares Expertise at ISBA Webinar


Heyl Royster's Theresa Powell joined a robust lineup of leaders to discuss basic prisoner litigation issues from intake to trial and the unique aspects of the inmate-client relationship in a live webcast Wednesday, June 1, 2022. Presented by ISBA Federal Civil Practice Section and Co-Sponsored by the ISBA Criminal Justice Section and the ISBA Standing Committee on Corrections and Sentencing, this program provided 2.0 hours of MCLE credit. Click here to view details.

Theresa Powell is the Managing Partner of the firm’s Springfield office. She focuses her practice on defending claims filed in federal court. These claims primarily involve federal civil rights litigation filed against state actors such as law enforcement officers and clinical providers who provide a variety of services to confined persons in the state of Illinois. Theresa also handles state law claims removed to federal court via diversity jurisdiction. She also has experience defending employment law claims involving age, gender and race discrimination. Her experience also involves handling retaliation and interference claims under FMLA as well as workers compensation based retaliation claims. Although her practice is currently primarily in federal court, Theresa has defended, and continues to defend, Illinois state law casualty claims – including premises, personal injury, and products liability claims, as well as medical malpractice claims.