Heyl Royster

John Langfelder

Springfield, IL

Joined Firm in 2003

Commitment to service and work in the client's best interest has always been John’s primary goal.

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  • 20+ years of experience as a Liability Specialist with an Illinois-based insurance carrier
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John Langfelder

Attorney in Springfield, IL

A Partner in the firm's Springfield office, John focuses his practice on personal injury, premises liability, uninsured & underinsured motorist claims, and Workers' Compensation, with experience in trucking litigation, toxic tort litigation, and governmental law. John has defended clients in civil matters at all levels of litigation and employers in Workers' Compensation cases at the arbitration and Commission levels and in appeals before Illinois circuit courts.

John began his legal career in 2002 in private practice in Columbus, Ohio, where he concentrated on personal injury and medical malpractice. He joined Heyl Royster in 2003 and became a Partner in 2014. Before becoming an attorney, John was a liability specialist with an Illinois-based insurance carrier for 20 years, handling personal injury claims of all types through litigation. John effectively uses the knowledge, experience, and skills he has gained in his professional claims and legal careers to represent and defend the clients he serves.

John received his J.D., cum laude, from Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio, and his B.S. in Chemistry from Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois.



J.D., Capital University Law School, cum laude

B.S., Western Illinois University, Chemistry

Licensure(s) and Admission(s)

State Courts of Illinois

State Courts of Ohio

United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois

Professional Affiliations

Illinois State Bar Association

Sangamon County Bar Association

SCBA Memorial Committee



“Medical Cannabis & Concealed Carry,” Springfield Chamber of Commerce (2015)

“Evidentiary Issues for the Claims Professional,” Heyl Royster's 30th Annual Claims Handling Seminar (2015)


Important Procedural Updates Effective 7-1-21,” Below the Red Line: Heyl Royster Workers’ Compensation Newsletter (2021)

“Effectively Using Utilization Review (UR) Reports in your Case,” Below the Red Line: Heyl Royster’s Workers’ Compensation Newsletter (2017)   

“Electronic Log Devices,” Heyl Royster Trucking Practice Newsletter (Spring 2016)

"Catastrophic Injury According to the PSEBA (Public Safety Employee Benefit Act)," Heyl Royster Governmental Newsletter (2015)

"The Defense of Stress Claims," Below the Red Line: Heyl Royster’s Workers’ Compensation Newsletter (2012)

"Section 8(d)(1) Wage Differentials," Below the Red Line: Heyl Royster’s Workers’ Compensation Newsletter (2010)


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