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Brad concentrates in the areas of workers' compensation and civil litigation. With extensive experience defending hundreds of employers before the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission, Brad has arbitrated many workers' compensation claims as well as argued numerous reviews before the Workers' Compensation Commission during his career. He has also argued appeals of Workers' Compensation Commission decisions before the circuit court. Brad has spoken on and authored articles regarding employment layoffs and temporary total disability benefits. Brad has also spoken on updates to Workers' Compensation case law. He has authored articles regarding the Workers' Compensation Fraud Statute. Brad also co-authored, "Loaning Employer Not Liable . . ., Personal Comfort Doctrine," for the Illinois Defense Counsel Quarterly (2008). In 2012, Brad was named to the Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Stars list. He is a member of the Winnebago County Bar Association in its workers' compensation section. Brad is also a member of the drone law practice group, which advises clients on issues relating to drone operations.
Brad has spent his entire legal career with Heyl Royster in the Rockford office beginning in 2002 and became a partner in 2013. Brad received his J.D. from Northern Illinois University School of Law, where he was an editor of the Law Review, and a B.A. from the University of Illinois.
Named to the 2012 and 2013 Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Stars list. The Super Lawyers Rising Stars selection process is based on peer recognition and professional achievement. Only 2.5 percent of Illinois lawyers under the age of 40 or who have been practicing 10 years or less earn this designation.