Heyl Royster


Heyl Royster



Bonds and Luther Publish Book on Illinois Workers’ Compensation Law


Partners Bruce L. Bonds and Kevin J. Luther are co-authors of the updated "Illinois Workers' Compensation Law, 2013-2014 Edition," the 27th volume of the Illinois Practice Series published by West. This publication provides an up-to-date assessment of Illinois workers' compensation law in a practical format that is useful to practitioners, adjusters, arbitrators, commissioners, judges, lawmakers, students, and the general public. It also contains a summary of historical developments of the Illinois Workers' Compensation Act.

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 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 supervises the employment law, employer liability, and Workers' Compensation practices in the firm's Rockford and Chicago offices. He has represented numerous employers before the Illinois Human Rights Commission, arbitrated hundreds of workers' compensation claims, and tried numerous liability cases to jury verdict. Kevin 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 co-author of "Survey of Illinois Law: Employment Law," published by the Southern Illinois University Law Journal.

For more information or to order a copy of the Illinois Workers' Compensation Law 2013-2014 Edition, click here.