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Brad's practice is divided between workers' compensation, civil litigation and Medicare Secondary Payer Act compliance. He is experienced in the defense of construction and motor carrier liability, insurance coverage, workers' compensation, and Medicare Secondary Payer Act compliance.
For over a decade Brad has had a special interest in Medicare Set-Aside Trusts and the Medicare Secondary Payer Act. He has written and spoken extensively on these issues. Brad was one of the first attorneys in the State of Illinois to publish an article regarding the application of the Medicare Secondary Payer Act to workers' compensation claims: "Medicare, Workers' Compensation and Set-Aside Trusts," Southern Illinois Law Journal (2002). He has also closely followed developments regarding the need for Medicare Set-Aside accounts in liability cases. In 2010, his article entitled "Medicare's Interests in Future Medical Expense Under Liability Settlements and Judgments" was published in the Illinois Bar Journal (January 2010). Brad is a Certified Medicare Secondary Payer Professional (CMSP), having completed a 36-hour program and examination designed by LASIE (Louisiana Association of Self Insured Employers) to give advanced knowledge and practical skills in Medicare secondary payer compliance.
Brad is a member of the Champaign County and Illinois State Bar Associations. He is a member of the National Association of Medicare Set-Aside Professionals. He served a number of terms in the Illinois State Bar Association Assembly. Brad has been a member of the ISBA Bench and Bar Section Council and served as its Chair in 2000-2001. Brad also served on the ISBA Workers' Compensation Section Council where he served as its Chairman in 2012-2013 and he is a past editor of the Workers' Compensation Section Newsletter. Brad currently serves as the contributing editor of the Workers' Compensation Report for the Illinois Defense Counsel Quarterly. Brad has spent his entire legal career with Heyl Royster beginning in 1987 in the Urbana office.