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Fifteen Heyl Royster Attorneys Selected as Super Lawyers and Eight Named as Rising Stars

04/25/2012

Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen is pleased to announce that 15 of its lawyers have been selected for inclusion on the list of 2012 Illinois Super Lawyers and seven of its lawyers have been selected as 2012 Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Stars

The selection for Super Lawyers follows a multi-phase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers and a peer review of candidates by practice area. The selections are made by Law & Politics located in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

From the Heyl Royster Edwardsville office, the following partners were selected as 2012 Illinois Super Lawyers:

Richard Hunsaker, professional liability: defense
Kent Plotner, personal injury defense: products
Robert (Barney) Shultz, class action/mass torts

The following partners from the firm's Peoria office were selected:

Nicholas Bertschy, personal injury defense: general
Timothy Bertschy, business litigation
Roger Clayton, health care
Brad Elward, appellate
Joseph Feehan, personal injury defense: general
Stephen Heine, civil litigation: defense
Rex Linder, civil litigation: defense
Gary Nelson, personal injury defense: general
David Sinn, personal injury defense: medical malpractice
Craig Unrath, appellate

In the Urbana office, the following partners were selected:

Bruce Bonds, workers' compensation
Edward Wagner, personal injury defense: medical malpractice

Douglas Pomatto of the firm's Rockford office was selected in the area of personal injury defense: medical malpractice.

Super Lawyers Rising Stars recognizes the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state who are 40 years old or younger, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less.

Eight Heyl Royster lawyers were selected as 2012 Super Lawyers Rising Stars.

Included from the Edwardsville office:

Patrick Cloud, insurance coverage

Included from the Peoria office:

Matthew Thompson, professional liability: defense

From the firm's Rockford office:

Brad Antonacci, workers' compensation
Michael Denning, civil litigation: defense

In the firm's Urbana office:

Joseph Guyette, workers' compensation
Brian Smith, general litigation

Maura Yusof of the firm's Chicago office was selected in the area of general litigation.