Joseph Rust III
Joined Firm in 2019
Thoroughly investigating a claim at the outset and continually re-assessing information learned through discovery, Joe provides an honest assessment to his clients on the best path forward for their case.
- Experienced in Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Graduate of Drake University Law School
Joseph Rust III
Attorney in Chicago, IL
Joe serves clients throughout the Midwest, including personal injury defense, commercial litigation, trucking defense, medical malpractice, and Workers' Compensation. As an Associate in the firm's Chicago office, he is a strong advocate, thoroughly investigating a claim at the outset and continually re-assessing information learned through discovery. Joe provides an honest assessment to his clients on the best path forward. Together, they will decide whether to discuss an early opportunity for settlements, build a case for a summary judgment motion, or take the case to trial.
In his time at Heyl Royster, Joe has represented clients in alternative dispute resolution, including mediations, settlement conferences, and arbitrations. He has deposed countless plaintiffs, experts, treating physicians, co-defendants, and witnesses. Additionally, he has tried numerous cases, including personal injuries and contractual disputes.
When not practicing law, Joe enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter and their dog, golfing, reading, and experiencing all the Windy City has to offer.
J.D., Drake University Law School
B.A., University of Iowa, History and Political Science
Licensure(s) and Admission(s)
State Courts of Illinois
State Courts of Iowa
State Courts of Wisconsin
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Illinois
United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Chicago Bar Association
Defense Research Institute
Illinois State Bar Association
Iowa State Bar Association
Polk County Bar Association
State Bar of Wisconsin
“What’s My Job?: A Look at Voluntary Undertakings Considered ‘In the Course’ of Employment,” Below the Red Line, Heyl Royster Workers’ Compensation Newsletter (2021)
“Can a Traveling Employee Injured During Lunch be Found Compensable?” Below the Red Line, Heyl Royster Workers’ Compensation Newsletter (2020)