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23 Heyl Royster Attorneys Selected by Illinois Super Lawyers in 2018


Heyl Royster is pleased to announce that 23 of our lawyers have been named either Illinois Super Lawyers or Rising Stars. The firm has three new entries to the Super Lawyers listings: Barry Noeltner for Civil Litigation: Defense, Vince Boyle for Workers’ Compensation and Brad Keller for Personal Injury General: Defense.

This annual compilation of Illinois Super Lawyers again distinguishes Heyl Royster for the number of attorneys from around the state who are recognized as leaders in their respective areas of law. Heyl Royster attorneys were named Super Lawyers and Rising Stars in 13 different practice areas. In many of those practice areas, the firm’s had the only attorneys listed in Super Lawyers magazine in a particular market. For example:

  • In Peoria, the only Super Lawyer listed for Health Care is Roger Clayton; the only Super Lawyers for Personal Injury General: Defense are Nick Bertschy and Mark Hansen; the only Super Lawyer for Transportation/Maritime is Steve Heine; and the only Super Lawyers for Appellate are Brad Elward and Craig Unrath.
  • In Edwardsville, the only Professional Liability: Defense Super Lawyer listed is Richard Hunsaker and the only Super Lawyer for Civil Litigation: Defense is Barry Noeltner.
  • In Champaign, the only Workers' Compensation Super Lawyer listed is Bruce Bonds.

In the Rising Star category, the same holds true – Heyl Royster has the only Rising Stars listed in the following areas of practice and locations:

  • Civil Rights: Jana Brady was the only Rising Star in Rockford
  • Insurance Coverage: Patrick Cloud was the only Rising Star in Edwardsville.
  • Personal Injury General: Defense: Brad Keller was the only Rising Star in Peoria.
  • Professional Liability: Defense: Matthew Thompson was the only Rising Star in Peoria.
  • Workers' Compensation: Joseph Guyette was the only Rising Star in Champaign and Vincent Boyle was the only Rising Star in Peoria.

Below is a full listing of the 23 Heyl Royster 2018 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.

The 16 partners who were selected as 2018 Illinois Super Lawyers are:

Bruce Bonds, Workers' Compensation
Renee Monfort, Personal Injury Medical Malpractice: Defense

Richard Hunsaker, Professional Liability: Defense
Barry Noeltner, Civil Litigation: Defense
Kent Plotner, Class Action/Mass Torts

Nick Bertschy, Personal Injury General: Defense
Tim Bertschy, Business Litigation
Roger Clayton, Health Care
Brad Elward, Appellate
Mark Hansen, Personal Injury General: Defense
Steve Heine, Transportation/Maritime
Rex Linder, Civil Litigation: Defense
David Perkins, Civil Litigation: Defense
Dave Sinn, Personal Injury Medical Malpractice: Defense
Craig Unrath, Appellate

Doug Pomatto, Personal Injury Medical Malpractice: Defense

The seven Heyl Royster "top up-and-coming attorneys in the state" who were selected as 2018 Super Lawyers Rising Stars are:

Joe Guyette, Workers' Compensation

Patrick Cloud, Insurance Coverage

Vince Boyle, Workers’ Compensation
Brad Keller, Personal Injury General: Defense

Matt Thompson, Professional Liability: Defense

Jana Brady, Personal Injury Medical Malpractice: Defense

Tyler Robinson, Health Care

Super Lawyers selects outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations. The Super Lawyers list represents no more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state, and the Rising Stars list represents no more than 2.5 percent of lawyers in the state from the pool of lawyers who are 40 years old or younger, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less. Super Lawyers is a Thomson Reuters publication.