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26 Heyl Royster Attorneys Selected as Super Lawyers

02/21/2014

Heyl Royster is pleased to announce that in 2014, 16 of our partners have been named Illinois Super Lawyers, and 10 of our lawyers have been named Rising Stars. This annual compilation of the “Top Attorneys in Illinois” again differentiates Heyl Royster for the number of attorneys around the state who are recognized as leaders in their areas of law.

Heyl Royster attorneys were named Super Lawyers in 15 different practice areas. In many of those areas, the firm has the only attorneys selected as Super Lawyers and Rising Stars in a particular location. For example:

  • In Urbana, the only Super Lawyers for Personal Injury Medical Malpractice: Defense are Ed Wagner and Renee Monfort.
  • In Edwardsville, the only Professional Liability: Defense Super Lawyer is Richard Hunsaker.
  • In Urbana, Bruce Bonds is the only Workers’ Compensation Super Lawyer.
Below is a full listing of the 26 Heyl Royster 2014 Super Lawyers and Super Lawyers Rising Stars.

The 16 partners who were selected as 2014 Illinois Super Lawyers are:

Edwardsville
Richard Hunsaker, Professional Liability: Defense
Kent Plotner, Personal Injury Products: Defense

Peoria
Nicholas Bertschy, Personal Injury General: Defense
Timothy Bertschy, Business Litigation
Roger Clayton
, Health Care
Brad Elward
, Appellate
Joseph Feehan, Personal Injury General: Defense
Rex Linder, Civil Litigation Defense
Gary Nelson, Insurance Coverage
David Perkins, Civil Litigation: Defense
Craig Unrath, Appellate

Rockford
Kevin Luther
, Employment & Labor
Douglas Pomatto
, Personal Injury Medical Malpractice: Defense

Urbana
Bruce Bonds, Workers' Compensation
Renee Monfort, Personal Injury Medical Malpractice: Defense
Edward Wagner, Personal Injury Medical Malpractice: Defense

In the Rising Star category (attorneys 40 years old or younger, or in practice 10 years or less), the same holds true – Heyl Royster has the only Rising Stars listed in our locations in the following areas of practice:

  • Civil Litigation Defense: Brian Smith was the only Rising Star in Urbana.
  • Insurance Coverage: Patrick Cloud was the only Rising Star in Edwardsville.
  • Professional Liability, Defense: Matthew Thompson was the only Peoria attorney.

The 10 Heyl Royster top up-and-coming attorneys in the state” who were selected as 2014 Super Lawyers Rising Stars are:

Chicago
Maura Yusof, General Litigation

Edwardsville
Patrick Cloud, Insurance Coverage
James Grabowski, Personal Injury Products: Defense

Peoria
Stacie Linder Hansen, Workers’ Compensation
John Redlingshafer, Government/Cities/Municipalities
Matthew Thompson, Professional Liability: Defense

Rockford
Jana Brady, Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice
Michael Denning, Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice

Urbana
Joseph Guyette, Workers' Compensation
Brian Smith, Civil Litigation: Defense

Super Lawyers selects outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations. The Super Lawyers list represents no more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state, and the Rising Stars list represents no more than 2.5 percent of lawyers in the state from the pool of lawyers who are 40 years old or younger, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less. Super Lawyers is a Thomson Reuters publication.