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Gary concentrates his practice in the defense of motor vehicle (auto and trucking), premises, professional liability, Dram Shop Act, and municipal liability claims. He has defended insurance agents against malpractice claims, and represented insurers in first-party and third-party insurance coverage claims. He has represented insurers at arbitrations involving uninsured and underinsured motorist claims. He has also served as an arbitrator, both at the request of the insurer or the insured, at arbitrations involving insurance coverage. He has represented the Springfield Park District in cases involving the Tort Immunity Act, and defended pharmacists on behalf of a major pharmaceutical retail chain against charges of incorrectly dispensing prescription drugs.
Gary has handled litigation in state and federal courts, as well as tried matters before governmental agencies, such as the Illinois Liquor Control Commission. He also serves as General Counsel for a residential condominium development association.
Gary has spent his legal career with Heyl Royster, first in the firm’s Peoria office and then he has been resident in the firm’s Springfield office since 1986.