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Craig Young Becomes New Managing Heyl Royster Partner


We are pleased to announce that Craig S. Young became Managing Partner of Heyl Royster, effective October 1, 2018. Craig began his career at Heyl Royster as a summer clerk while in law school and became an associate in the firm’s Peoria office in 1985. He has been with Heyl Royster his entire career, and he has been a partner in the firm since 1992. Craig has served on the firm’s Board of Directors since 2015.

While Craig has been involved over a long career in many areas of our firm’s practice, he is primarily known as a nationally recognized Workers’ Compensation defense lawyer who has developed deep knowledge and experience in many industries, including healthcare, trucking, government, large manufacturers, school districts, and universities. He formerly served as chair of our Workers’ Compensation Practice and as Chair of the National Workers’ Compensation Committee of the Defense Research Institute. He also managed the workers’ compensation practice in the Peoria office.

In addition to being an outstanding lawyer, Craig has an unparalleled record of community and professional service. He is a former president of the Peoria County Bar Association (2014-2015), and a recipient of the PCBA’s Distinguished Community Service Award. He has served the Heart of Illinois United Way in many capacities, including as president of the board. He is past Advisory Board Chair of the Peoria Tri-County Salvation Army, and the recipient of its 2012 William Booth Award for Community Service.