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14 Heyl Royster Attorneys Selected by Illinois Super Lawyers in 2020


Heyl Royster is pleased to announce that 14 of our lawyers have been named either Illinois Super Lawyers or Rising Stars. This annual compilation of Illinois Super Lawyers again distinguishes Heyl Royster for the number of attorneys from our offices around the state who are recognized as leaders in their respective areas of law. Below is the full listing of the Heyl Royster 2020 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars and their practice areas.

The eleven partners who were selected as 2020 Illinois Super Lawyers are:


  • Bruce Bonds: Workers' Compensation, Employment & Labor
  • Renee Monfort: Personal Injury-Medical Malpractice: Defense, Health Care, Alternative Dispute Resolution


  • Barry Noeltner: Civil Litigation: Defense
  • Kent Plotner: Class Action/Mass Torts: Defense, Personal Injury-Products: Defense, Personal Injury-General: Defense


  • Nick Bertschy: Personal Injury-General: Defense, Personal Injury-Medical Malpractice: Defense, Personal Injury-Products: Defense
  • Roger Clayton: Health Care, Personal Injury-Medical Malpractice: Defense
  • Mark Hansen: Personal Injury-General: Defense, Personal Injury-Medical Malpractice: Defense, Business Litigation
  • Rex Linder: Civil Litigation: Defense, Professional Liability: Defense, Personal Injury-General: Defense
  • David Perkins: Civil Litigation: Defense, Civil Rights, General Litigation
  • Craig Unrath: Appellate, Civil Litigation: Defense, Administrative Law


The three Heyl Royster "top up-and-coming attorneys in the state" who were selected as 2020 Super Lawyers Rising Stars are:


  • Neil Schonert: Personal Injury-Products: Defense, Insurance Coverage, Civil Litigation: Defense


  • Tyler Robinson: Personal Injury-Medical Malpractice: Defense, Professional Liability: Defense, Health Care


  • Michael Orsi: General Litigation, Personal Injury-Medical Malpractice: Defense

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.