Heyl Royster

Kathryn Johnson-Monfort

Champaign, IL

Joined Firm in 2024

A Central Illinois native, Kathryn is committed to serving her local community with enthusiasm and dedication.

  • Served on the William & Mary Business Law Review editorial board
  • Interned with the Honorable Rita B. Garman of the Supreme Court of Illinois
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Kathryn Johnson-Monfort

Attorney in Champaign, IL

Kathryn joined the Champaign office of Heyl Royster in 2024. Kathryn's practice focuses on employment law and transactional work, including estate planning and contracts. She appreciates the opportunity to work with and defend clients in litigation but prefers to advise and assist them in avoiding litigation and developing a solid foundation in advance to defend potential claims.

Before joining Heyl Royster, Kathryn clerked for the Honorable Stephen C. Shannon of the Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax, Virginia. During her time as a law clerk, Kathryn experienced firsthand how lawyers can have an indelible impact not only on a case but also on the client's life. Kathryn brings this understanding to her practice and focuses on handling every case with diligence and passion. 

Kathryn graduated from William & Mary Law School in Williamsburg, Virginia, where she served on the William & Mary Business Law Review editorial board. While at William & Mary, Kathryn interned with the Honorable Rita B. Garman of the Supreme Court of Illinois and spent two semesters externing in the Conference of State Bank Supervisors' Office of General Counsel.

In her spare time, Kathryn persists in her mission to find the hilliest hikes that Central Illinois has to offer. Spoiler: they are few and far between.



J.D., William & Mary Law School

B.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Licensure(s) and Admission(s)

State Courts of Illinois

Courts of the Commonwealth of Virginia

Professional Affiliations

Illinois State Bar Association

Virginia State Bar Association



“To Bar or Not to Bar: Title I of the ADA and After-Acquired Evidence of a Plaintiff’s Failure to Satisfy Job Prerequisites,” 13 Wm. & Mary Bus. L. Rev. 267 (2021)

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