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Ann concentrates her practice in civil litigation, including environmental and business-related disputes, nursing home litigation, and personal injury defense.
Ann joined Heyl Royster in 2013. Before joining Heyl Royster, Ann served as in-house counsel at Valero in San Antonio, TX, where she managed complex environmental, commercial, class action and tort litigation. While at Valero, Ann also served on the Information Governance Committee, and was responsible for electronic discovery and electronic records implementation, retention and destruction. Ann communicated regularly with senior management and provided day-to-day business counseling and advice. Her experience at Valero has given Ann an unparalleled ability to effectively interact with in-house counsel.
Ann began her legal career in 1994, serving as a law clerk to the Honorable James D. Heiple of the Illinois Supreme Court. After her clerkship, Ann worked for two law firms in the St. Louis area. She represented clients in environmental, class action, commercial, and personal injury matters pending throughout the country. Her clients included railroads, refiners, utilities, municipalities, health care entities, franchisors, and auto manufacturers. Ann has represented clients before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the Illinois Supreme Court and various appellate courts in Illinois and Missouri.