Neil Schonert

Practice Groups:

Toxic Torts & Asbestos

Business and Commercial Litigation

Insurance Coverage

Office Locations:

Edwardsville, IL

Phone: 618.656.4646

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Education

  • Juris Doctor (magna cum laude), Southern Illinois University School of Law, 2012
  • Bachelor of Arts-Political Science, University of Illinois, 2008

Year Joined Firm

2013

 

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Neil Schonert (Associate)

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Neil's practice is focused on general civil litigation with a concentration in toxic tort defense. He assists with the defense of clients at depositions, hearings, and all procedural matters.

Prior to joining Heyl Royster, Neil worked with the Illinois Innocence Project and assisted public defenders in southern Illinois. He also has experience working for agencies of the Illinois state government, the United States Congress, and the United States Department of State.

Neil is a native of southern Illinois and he graduated from the Southern Illinois University School of Law where he was an editor for the Law Journal and published an article on the Dodd-Frank Act's whistleblower provisions. He also served as a Taylor Mattis Fellow in the school's Academic Success Program helping new students transition into legal education.

Publications

  • "Mapping The Uninsured and Underinsured Wilderness – Liability Coverage for Uninsured and Underinsured Motorists," Illinois Institute for Continuing Education, Insurance Jungle, St. Louis, MO, (2015) - Download Article
  • "A Fistful of Dollars: Bounty Hunting Under the Dodd-Frank Act's Whistleblower Provisions," Southern Illinois University Law Journal (2011) - Download Article

Professional Associations

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Madison County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Court Admissions

  • State Courts of Illinois
  • State Courts of Missouri
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Illinois

Community Involvement

  • Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation - Pro Bono representation