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Kevin concentrates his practice in the areas of workers' compensation, employment and labor law, and employer liability. He supervises the Workers' Compensation and Employment & Labor Practices in the firm's Rockford and Chicago offices. He is a past chair of the firm's statewide Workers' Compensation Practice.
Kevin has represented numerous employers before the Illinois Human Rights Commission and has arbitrated hundreds of workers' compensation claims in many Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission venues. He has also tried numerous liability cases to jury verdict.
In the area of labor law, Kevin has represented employers in collective bargaining agreement negotiation and preparation, union grievances and arbitrations, and NLRB proceedings.
Kevin has authored a law review article on Illinois employment law and he is a co-author of "Illinois Workers' Compensation Law, 2016-2017," published by Thomson Reuters. The book provides a comprehensive, up-to-date assessment of workers' compensation law in Illinois. Kevin also frequently speaks to industry and legal professional groups.
Kevin has spent his entire legal career at Heyl Royster, beginning in 1984 in the Peoria office. He has practiced in the Rockford office since it opened in 1985. He is a member of the Winnebago County Bar Association in its Workers' Compensation and Trial sections. He is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin, Illinois State Bar Association, and the American Bar Association, and has actively participated in sections relevant to his practice areas. He is a member of the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel, formerly on the Board of Directors.