Heyl Royster

Jacquelin Pulak

Associate
Rockford, IL

Joined Firm in 2023

Jackie understands the importance of effective and consistent communication, pairing her expertise with the needs of her clients to create a personalized and effective approach to every case.

  • Graduate of Northern Illinois University, magna cum laude
  • Inaugural ISBA Rural Practice Fellow
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Jacquelin Pulak

Attorney in Rockford, IL

An accomplished associate joining the Rockford office, where she once clerked, Jackie Pulak will focus her practice on Workers' Compensation. Jackie takes immense pride in her attention to detail and clear, consistent communication style to create a personalized approach for each client and a willingness to advocate for their positions aggressively.

While at her alma mater, Northern Illinois University College of Law, Jackie was selected to participate in the Summer Fellow program for the Inaugural ISBA Rural Practice Initiative Fellowship Program and the Brewster Parker Award Recipient in recognition of her outstanding legal skills. She was also awarded the prestigious 2022 DeWilde Award for the Study of Evidence at NIU and served as Vice President of the College of Law's Women's Law Caucus.

When not in the office, Jackie enjoys baking delicious treats for her loved ones and spending quality time with her nephew.

Credentials

Education

J.D., Northern Illinois University, manga cum laude

B.S., University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Earth, Society, and Environmental Sustainability

B.A., University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Political Science

Licensure(s) and Admission(s)

State Courts of Illinois

United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Professional Affiliations

Illinois State Bar Association

Winnebago County Bar Association 

Presentations/Publications

Publications

Spread Language: How to Use Petitioner’s Social Security Disability Benefits to Encourage Settlement,” Below the Red Line - Heyl Royster Workers' Compensation Newsletter (2023)

Awards/Recognition

  • Brewster Parker Award Recipient (NIU Law)
  • DeWilde Award for the Study of Evidence Recipient (NIU Law)
  • Inaugural ISBA Rural Practice Fellow
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