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Heyl Royster

 

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Vincent Boyle (Associate)

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Vince handles a broad range of litigation, including tort matters, first-party property claims, professional liability, and workers’ compensation defense. As a member of the firm’s Workers’ Compensation Practice, Vince has experience in all aspects of workers' compensation cases, from arbitration hearings to reviews before the Workers’ Compensation Commission to appeals in state and appellate courts. He also protects employers' interests in third party claims and lien recovery. In addition to advising employers on the management of workers’ compensation risk, Vince counsels clients on employment matters, insurance coverage disputes, premises liability, and cannabis legal issues.

Prior to joining Heyl Royster in 2013, Vince worked for three years as an associate in a Peoria law firm, where he practiced in the areas of tort litigation, will contests, and workers' compensation defense.  Vince received his B.S. in 2006 from Bradley University and his J.D. in 2009 from the University of Illinois College of Law.  During law school, he served as an articles editor for the Illinois Business Law Journal and was a Pro Bono Honors recipient for work he did with the City of Chicago.  He is a member of the Peoria County Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, and the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel.

Publications

  • "A Primer on Recent Cases Impacting Workers’ Compensation Defense," Illinois Defense Counsel Quarterly Monograph (2016) - Download Article
  • "Appellate Court Rejects Petitioner's Attorney's Fees Claim as to Future Medical Benefits Suspended by Virtue of Third-Party Judgment," Illinois Defense Counsel Quarterly (2016) - Download Article
  • "New Illinois Appellate Court Ruling on Entitlement to Permanency Where the Claimant Dies Before Arbitration," Below the Red Line - Heyl Royster Workers' Compensation Newsletter (2015)

Public Speaking

  • “Patient Problems: Understanding the Legal Impact of Being a Cannabis Patient”
    Heyl Royster Cannabis Business & Law Webinar 2016
  • “Workers’ Compensation Law and Practice: Medical Cannabis & Injured Workers”
    Sterling Education Services 2016
  • “Workers’ Compensation Law and Practice: Undocumented Workers”
    Sterling Education Services 2016
  • “Social Media: Must Know Legal & Insurance Risks”
    Kuhl Insurance Seminar 2016
  • “Medical Cannabis & Injured Workers”
    Heyl Royster Cannabis Business & Law Webinar 2016
  • “Workers’ Compensation Leave Issues”
    PCBA Employment Law / Workers’ Compensation Winter Series 2016
  • “Advanced Workers’ Compensation: Legislative and Case Law Update”
    Sterling Education Services 2015
  • “Advanced Workers’ Compensation: Settlement and Return to Work Issues”
    Sterling Education Services 2015

Professional Recognition

  • 40 Leaders Under Forty 2013 - Selected by InterBusiness Issues magazine

Professional Associations

  • Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel
  • Greater Peoria Claims Association
  • Abraham Lincoln Court
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Peoria County Bar Association

Court Admissions

  •  State Courts of Illinois

Community Involvement

  • Peoria Academy, Board of Trustees (2015-Present)
  • Young Professionals Organization of Greater Peoria, Committee Member (2012-Present)
  • University of Illinois College of Law Alumni Board (2014-2016)
  • Community Foundation of Central Illinois, Scholarship Selection Committee (2013-2016)
  • Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce, Chamber Ambassador (2011-2014)
  • Peoria Promise, Young Leaders Advisory Board (2011-2014)
  • Heart of Illinois Big Brothers Big Sisters, Board of Directors (2010-2013)