Heyl Royster

Tobin Taylor Elected Firm Managing Partner of Heyl Royster

Posted on October 27, 2023 at 9:00 AM by Tobin Taylor, Craig Young

Peoria, IL – The law firm of Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen announces the appointment of Tobin Taylor as its new Managing Partner, effective January 1, 2024. Taylor has been with the firm throughout his legal career and has played a crucial role in developing and managing the firm's Toxic Tort Practice Group. He has also served on the firm's Board of Directors since 2020.

In 2014, Taylor became the inaugural Office Managing Partner in the Chicago office. In that role, he helped the firm establish a strong Chicago presence across various practice areas and successfully positioned the office as a critical part of the firm's regional growth. Taylor will continue to operate out of Chicago, stating, "I am excited to take on this role at such a pivotal time in the firm's rich history. Our strategic positioning has enhanced our regional reach, and we are better positioned to expand each of our practice areas in all of our seven offices."

Taylor succeeds Craig Young, who is retiring after serving the firm for 40 years, including the last five years as Managing Partner. Under Young's leadership, the firm navigated through challenging times, including the global pandemic and significant changes to the workforce. During his tenure, the firm expanded its regional presence beyond Illinois and completed several mergers to broaden its transactional and business-related practices. Young commented, "It has been a privilege to serve with so many talented leaders who have helped guide our firm during difficult economic times. It is gratifying to know our response to those challenges has positioned the firm for further growth in a dramatically changed legal environment."

About Heyl Royster

Heyl Royster is a regional law firm with more than 100 attorneys practicing from seven offices in Illinois and Missouri that has served the legal needs of individuals and businesses for over 110 years. With an excellent reputation in litigation, integrated with significant business and transactional expertise, our attorneys are known for comprehensively representing the interests of our clients with a focus on cost efficiency and success. 

Our practice is primarily centered in the Midwest and focused most specifically on the states of Illinois, Missouri, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Indiana. Our history also flows from distinct Midwest values, including teamwork, respect for the individual, hard work, efficiency, integrity, and a dogged drive for success. We strive to meet these values through a diverse team of attorneys, paralegals, and administrative personnel committed first and foremost to the success of our clients.

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