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27 Heyl Royster Attorneys Selected as Super Lawyers

02/20/2015

Heyl Royster is pleased to announce that in 2015, 17 of our partners have been named Illinois Super Lawyers, and 10 of our lawyers have been named Rising Stars. This annual compilation of Super Lawyers' 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 and Rising Stars in 14 different practice areas. In many of those areas, the firm has the only attorneys selected in a particular market. For example:

Below is a full listing of the 27 Heyl Royster 2015 Super Lawyers and Super Lawyers Rising Stars.

The 17 partners who were selected as 2015 Illinois Super Lawyers are:

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

Peoria
Nick Bertschy, Personal Injury General: Defense
Tim Bertschy, Business Litigation
Roger Clayton, Health Care
Brad Elward, Appellate
Joe Feehan, Personal Injury General: Defense
Steve Heine, Transportation/Maritime
Rex Linder, Civil Litigation: Defense
Gary Nelson, Insurance Coverage
David Perkins, Civil Litigation: Defense
Craig Unrath, Appellate

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

Urbana
Bruce Bonds, Workers' Compensation
Renee Monfort, Personal Injury Medical Malpractice: Defense
Ed 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.
  • Government/Cities/Municipalities: John Redlingshafer was the only Rising Star in Peoria.
  • Insurance Coverage: Patrick Cloud was the only Rising Star in Edwardsville.
  • Professional Liability, Defense: Matthew Thompson was the only Peoria attorney.
  • Workers' Compensation: Joseph Guyette was the only Rising Star in Urbana.

The 10 Heyl Royster "top up-and-coming attorneys in the state" who were selected as 2015 Super Lawyers Rising Stars are:

Chicago
Maura Yusof, General Litigation

Edwardsville
Patrick Cloud, Insurance Coverage
Jim Grabowski, Personal Injury Products: Defense
Nathan Henderson, Personal Injury Products: Defense

Peoria
John Redlingshafer, State/Local/Municipalities
Matt Thompson, Professional Liability Defense

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

Urbana
Joe 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.