Heyl Royster



Attorneys Publish Book on Illinois Workers’ Compensation Law


Heyl Royster attorneys Bruce L. Bonds and Kevin J. Luther are co-authors of the updated version of a book on workers' compensation law in Illinois. The book, Illinois Workers' Compensation Law, 2012-2013 Edition, is the 27th volume of the Illinois Practice Series published by West.

According to the West website, the book "provides an up-to-date, accurate assessment of Illinois workers' compensation law in a practical, easy-to-use format useful to practitioners, adjusters, arbitrators, commissioners, judges, lawmakers, students, and the general public. It contains a summary of historical developments of the Illinois Workers' Compensation Act that helps put the law into perspective."

Bruce concentrates his practice in the areas of workers' compensation, third-party defense of employers, and employment law. He worked as a technical advisor to the Illinois Chamber of Commerce as well as a number of Illinois legislators and State agencies in the process that resulted in the 2011 Amendments to the Illinois Workers' Compensation Act. Bruce was appointed by Mitch Weiss, Chairman of the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission, to a committee of attorneys who reviewed and made recommendations for revisions to the Rules Governing Practice before the Workers' Compensation Commission. He is an adjunct professor of law at the University of Illinois College of Law, where he has taught workers' compensation law to upper-level students since 1998.

Kevin is the immediate past chair of the firm's state-wide workers' compensation practice group. He concentrates his practice in the areas of workers' compensation, employment law, and employer liability. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel and a former contributing editor of the Workers' Compensation Report for that organization's Illinois Defense Counsel Quarterly. He is a frequent speaker to industry and attorney groups.