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64 Heyl Royster Attorneys Top 2019 Leading Lawyers’ List

06/28/2019

Sixty-four Heyl Royster attorneys appear in the Law Bulletin Media’s list of Illinois Leading Lawyers for 2019. Fifty-two are Leading Lawyers and another twelve attorneys are listed as Emerging Lawyers. In a testament to the quality and ethical standards of the firm's lawyers, more than 65% of Heyl Royster's partners are Leading Lawyers in at least one area of law – one of the highest percentages in the state. Two Heyl Royster lawyers have been added to the ranks of Leading Lawyers, Ann Barron and Dana Hughes.

The attorneys selected as Leading Lawyers constitute less than five percent of all Illinois registered attorneys. Emerging Lawyers – a smaller list of the state's younger, up-and-coming lawyers – make up less than two percent of attorneys.

Below is the list of Heyl Royster lawyers who have been named Leading Lawyers:

Brad A. Antonacci – Chicago: Workers' Compensation Defense Law

Ann C. BarronEdwardsville: Environmental Law, Medical Malpractice Defense Law, Personal Injury Defense Law: General, Transportation Defense Law: including Aviation/FELA/Maritime

Robert M. Bennett – Peoria: Personal Injury Defense Law: General

Nicholas J. Bertschy – Peoria: Medical Malpractice Defense Law; Personal Injury Defense Law: General; Products Liability Defense Law

Bruce L. Bonds – Champaign: Employment Law: Management; Personal Injury Defense Law: General; Workers' Compensation Defense Law

Roger R. Clayton – Peoria: Health Law; Medical Malpractice Defense Law

Patrick D. Cloud – Edwardsville: Class Action/Mass Tort Defense Law; Commercial Litigation; Insurance, Insurance Coverage & Reinsurance Law; Toxic Torts Defense Law

Michael J. Denning – Rockford: Medical Malpractice Defense Law; Personal Injury Defense Law: General; Products Liability Defense Law

Thomas J. Dluski – Peoria: Transportation Defense Law: Including Aviation/FELA/Maritime

Philip M. Eisele – Edwardsville: Toxic Torts Defense Law

John D. Flodstrom – Champaign: Workers' Compensation Defense Law

Keith E. Fruehling – Champaign: Employment Law: Management; Medical Malpractice Defense Law; Personal Injury Defense Law: General; Products Liability Defense Law; Professional Malpractice Defense Law: Including Legal/Technical/Financial

Mark D. Hansen – Peoria: Commercial Litigation; Medical Malpractice Defense Law; Products Liability Defense Law; Professional Malpractice Defense Law: Including Legal/Technical/Financial

Adrian E. Harless – Springfield: Health Law; Medical Malpractice Defense Law; Personal Injury Defense Law: General

Matthew S. Hefflefinger – Peoria: Personal Injury Defense Law: General; Transportation Defense Law: Including Aviation/FELA/Maritime; Toxic Torts Defense Law

John P. Heil – Peoria: Civil Rights/Constitutional Law; Commercial Litigation; Insurance, Insurance Coverage & Reinsurance Law

Douglas R. Heise – Edwardsville: Civil Rights/Constitutional Law; Employment Law: Management; Governmental, Municipal, Lobbying & Administrative Law; Insurance, Insurance Coverage & Reinsurance Law; Personal Injury Defense Law: General

Dana J. Hughes – Peoria: Workers' Compensation Defense Law

Richard K. Hunsaker – Edwardsville: Class Action/Mass Tort Defense Law; Medical Malpractice Defense Law; Professional Malpractice Defense Law: Including Legal/Technical/Financial

Jennifer Johnson – Edwardsville: Toxic Torts Defense Law

Andrew J. Keyt – Peoria: Governmental, Municipal, Lobbying & Administrative Law; Toxic Torts Defense Law

Anne Kimball - Chicago: Products Liability Defense Law

Timothy W. Kirk – Peoria: Elder Law

Michael T. Kokal – Springfield: Products Liability Defense Law; Toxic Torts Defense Law

John O. Langfelder – Peoria: Personal Injury Defense Law: General; Toxic Torts Defense Law; Workers' Compensation Defense Law

Christopher P. Larson – Peoria: Class Action/Mass Tort Defense Law; Products Liability Defense Law; Toxic Torts Defense Law

Mark A. Ludolph – Peoria: Toxic Torts Defense Law

Kevin J. Luther – Rockford: Employment Law: Management; Workers' Compensation Defense Law

James J. Manning – Peoria: Governmental, Municipal, Lobbying & Administrative Law; Real Estate Law: Residential Workers' Compensation Defense Law

Mark J. McClenathan – Rockford: Governmental, Municipal, Lobbying & Administrative Law; Land Use, Zoning & Condemnation Law; Personal Injury Defense Law: General; Products Liability Defense Law

Renee L. Monfort – Champaign: Health Law; Medical Malpractice Defense Law

Deanna MoolSpringfield: Governmental; municipal; Lobbying & Administrative Law; Health Law

Barry S. Noeltner – Edwardsville: Personal Injury Defense Law: General; Products Liability Defense Law

David A. Perkins – Peoria: Governmental, Municipal, Lobbying & Administrative Law; Personal Injury Defense Law: General

Bradford J. Peterson – Champaign: Workers' Compensation Defense Law

Kent L. Plotner – Edwardsville: Personal Injury Defense Law: General; Products Liability Defense Law; Toxic Torts Defense Law

Douglas J. Pomatto – Rockford: Medical Malpractice Defense Law; Personal Injury Defense Law: General; Professional Malpractice Defense Law: Including Legal/Technical/Financial

Theresa M. Powell – Springfield: Employment Law: Management; Medical Malpractice Defense Law; Professional Malpractice Defense Law: Including Legal/Technical/Financial

Michael E. Raub – Champaign: Medical Malpractice Defense Law; Personal Injury Defense Law: General; Products Liability Defense Law; Professional Malpractice Defense Law: Including Legal/Technical/Financial

Andrew J. Roth – Chicago: Medical Malpractice Defense Law; Professional Malpractice Defense Law: Including Legal/Technical/Financial; Toxic Torts Defense Law

Scott G. Salemi – Rockford: Medical Malpractice Defense Law; Personal Injury Defense Law: General

Michael D. Schag – Edwardsville: Military Law; Products Liability Defense Law; Toxic Torts Defense Law

Gary S. Schwab – Springfield: Personal Injury Defense Law: General; Professional Malpractice Defense Law: Including Legal/Technical/Financial

Daniel R. Simmons – Springfield: Personal Injury Defense Law: General; Workers' Compensation Defense Law

Brian M. Smith – Champaign: Civil Rights/Constitutional Law; Commercial Litigation; Employment Law: Management

Tobin J. Taylor – Chicago: Toxic Torts Defense Law

Charles E. Timmerwilke – Rockford: Construction Law; Personal Injury Defense Law: General; Products Liability Defense Law

Toney J. Tomaso – Champaign: Workers' Compensation Defense Law

Craig L. Unrath – Peoria: Civil Appellate Law

Daniel P. Wurl – Champaign: Commercial Litigation; Insurance, Insurance Coverage & Reinsurance Law; Medical Malpractice Defense Law

Craig S. Young – Peoria: Workers' Compensation Defense Law

Jay E. Znaniecki – Champaign: Health Law; Medical Malpractice Defense Law

Below is the list of Heyl Royster lawyers who have been named Emerging Lawyers:

Jessica M. Bell – Peoria: Workers' Compensation Defense Law

Lindsey M. D’Agnolo – Rockford: Medical Malpractice Defense Law; Personal Injury Defense Law: General; Workers' Compensation Defense Law

Gregory C. Flatt – Edwardsville: Toxic Torts Defense Law

Joseph K. Guyette – Champaign: Personal Injury Defense Law: General; Professional Malpractice Defense Law: Including Legal/Technical/Financial; Workers' Compensation Defense Law

Mitchell P. Hedrick – Peoria: Employment Law: Management; Personal Injury Defense Law: General; Transportation Defense Law: Including Aviation/FELA/Maritime

Sara A. Ingram – Edwardsville: Personal Injury Defense Law: General; Professional Malpractice Defense Law: Including Legal/Technical/Financial; Toxic Torts Defense Law

Brett M. Mares – Chicago: Commercial Litigation

Emily J. Perkins – Peoria: Civil Rights/Constitutional Law; Employment Law: Management; Governmental, Municipal, Lobbying & Administrative Law; Medical Malpractice Defense Law

Tyler J. Pratt – Champaign: Medical Malpractice Defense Law; Personal Injury Defense Law: General; Professional Malpractice Defense: Incl. Legal/Technical/Financial

J. Tyler Robinson – Springfield: False Claims Act/Whistle Blower; Health Law; Medical Malpractice Defense Law

Lynsey A. Welch – Rockford: Workers' Compensation Defense Law

Kendra A. Wolters – Edwardsville: Agriculture Law; Personal Injury Defense Law: General; Toxic Torts Defense Law

Leading Lawyers is a division of Law Bulletin Media. Leading Lawyers surveys lawyers, asking them which of their peers, indeed their competitors, they would recommend to a family member or friend if they could not take a case within their area of law or geographic region. Based upon survey nominations and approval by its Advisory Board, only the top lawyers are nominated and eligible for membership in Leading Lawyers.