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Katelyn Schwiderski

Peoria, IL

Joined Firm in 2022

Astute and eager, Katelyn is a dedicated steward of the law.

  • Legislative Intern for the Office of Senator Bill Brady
  • University of Illinois School of Law Graduate, cum laude
  • University of Illinois College of Law Moot Court Judge
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Katelyn Schwiderski

Attorney in Peoria, IL

Katelyn has immersed herself in her law practice, diving into the details and practicing in numerous practice areas. Joining Heyl Royster as a Summer Associate in 2021, Katelyn became an Associate attorney after graduating from the University of Illinois School of Law in 2022.

An astute and eager learner, Katelyn gained valuable legal experience in law school, completing a series of internships for the Office of Senator Bill Brady and the General Counsel of the Governor's Office of the State of Illinois. In those roles, she honed her legal research skills, drafted policy memos, issued FOIA requests, and worked with constituents in problem-solving. Further, her law clerk experience included work in contract development, licensing, and not-for-profit organizations. In the classroom, Katelyn was the Teaching Assistant in International Business Transactions and served as a member of the University of Illinois Journal of Law, Technology, and Policy featuring cutting-edge articles on technological innovation, policy, and the field of intellectual property.

Although Katelyn enjoys being on the go, she also appreciates her downtime with family and friends or reading a good book.



J.D., University of Illinois School of Law, cum laude

B.A., Illinois Wesleyan University, Economics and Political Science, cum laude

Licensure(s) and Admission(s)

State Courts of Illinois

Professional Affiliations

McClean County Bar Association

Peoria County Bar Association

Women’s Bar Association of Illinois

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