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17 Heyl Royster Attorneys Selected by Illinois Super Lawyers in 2019


Heyl Royster is pleased to announce that 17 of our lawyers have been named either Illinois Super Lawyers or Rising Stars. The firm has one new entry to the Illinois Rising Stars listings: Neil Schonert for Personal Injury - Products: 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 9 different practice areas. In many of those practice areas, the firm 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 Champaign, the only Super Lawyer listed for Workers' Compensation is Bruce Bonds.
  • In Edwardsville, the only Super Lawyer listed for Civil Litigation: Defense is Barry Noeltner.

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

  • Workers' Compensation: Joseph Guyette was the only Rising Star in Champaign.

Below is a full listing of the 17 Heyl Royster 2019 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.

The fourteen partners who were selected as 2019 Illinois Super Lawyers are:

Bruce Bonds, Workers' Compensation (celebrating 10 years as an Illinois Super Lawyer)
Renee Monfort, Personal Injury Medical Malpractice: Defense

Barry Noeltner, Civil Litigation: Defense
Kent Plotner, Class Action/Mass Torts (celebrating 10 years as an Illinois Super Lawyer)

Nick Bertschy, Personal Injury General: Defense
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 three Heyl Royster "top up-and-coming attorneys in the state" who were selected as 2019 Super Lawyers Rising Stars are:

Joe Guyette, Workers' Compensation

Neil Schonert, Personal Injury Products: Defense (new 2019 entry to the Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Star list)

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.