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13 Heyl Royster Attorneys Selected by Illinois Super Lawyers in 2021

Heyl Royster is pleased to announce that 13 of our lawyers have been named either Illinois Super Lawyers or Rising Stars. This annual compilation of Illinois Super Lawyers again distinguishes Heyl Royster for the number of attorneys from our offices around the state who are recognized as leaders in their respective areas of law. Below is the full listing of the Heyl Royster 2020 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars and their practice areas.

The ten partners who were selected as 2021 Illinois Super Lawyers are:


Bruce Bonds: Workers’ Compensation, Employment & Labor


Martin Morrissey: Personal Injury-General: Defense

Barry Noeltner: Civil Litigation: Defense

Kent Plotner: Class Action/Mass Torts: Defense, Personal Injury-Products: Defense, Personal Injury-General: Defense


Nick Bertschy: Personal Injury-General: Defense, Personal Injury-Medical Malpractice: Defense, Personal Injury-Products: Defense

Mark Hansen: Personal Injury-General: Defense, Personal Injury-Medical Malpractice: Defense, Business Litigation

Rex Linder: Civil Litigation: Defense, Professional Liability: Defense, Personal Injury-General: Defense

David Perkins: Civil Litigation: Defense, Civil Rights, General Litigation


Mike Denning: Personal Injury-Medical Malpractice: Defense, Health Care

Kevin Luther: Employment & Labor, Workers’ Compensation

The three Heyl Royster “top up-and-coming attorneys in the state” who were selected as 2021 Super Lawyers Rising Stars are:


Martha Ravenhill: Personal Injury-General: Defense

Neil Schonert: Personal Injury-Products: Defense, Insurance Coverage, Civil Litigation: Defense


Michael Orsi: General Litigation, Personal Injury-Medical Malpractice: 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.

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