Heyl Royster

Lindsey D'Agnolo

Rockford, IL

Joined Firm in 2015

Whether handling complex litigation or assisting clients with various administrative issues, Lindsey recognizes the challenges ahead and works hard to fully represent her client's interests while providing them with close guidance and reassurance during difficult times.

  • Chair of the firm's Long-Term Care and Nursing Homes Practice 
  • Judicial Extern for the Honorable Judge Frederick J. Kapala in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • Best Lawyer: Ones to Watch in AmericaTM by Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in AmericaTM – Professional Malpractice Law, 2021 – 2024
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Lindsey D'Agnolo

Attorney in Rockford, IL

Lindsey takes pride in working closely with her clients every step of the way. Lindsey has over ten years of experience representing healthcare professionals and providers in all aspects of litigation. As a successful medical malpractice defense attorney and Chair of the firm’s Long-term Care and Nursing Home Practice Group, she uses her experiences to guide her clients through complex litigation and administrative matters while recognizing the challenges ahead. She works hard to fully represent her clients' interests while providing them with close guidance and reassurance during difficult times. Lindsey is a Partner in Heyl Royster's Rockford office, providing experience and knowledge to clients throughout northern Illinois.

Lindsey focuses her practice on the defense and representation of healthcare professionals and providers, including physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses, hospitals, and long-term care facilities. Lindsey has extensive experience successfully representing these clients in all steps of the litigation process, from pre-suit investigation through jury trial. In addition to defending long-term care facilities against claims of abuse or neglect, she assists these clients in various issues relating to policies and procedures, involuntary discharge proceedings, arbitration proceedings, and various other administrative issues that arise.

In her free time, Lindsey enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, and two dogs, enjoying the sun and outdoors, traveling, and trying new restaurants.



J.D., California Western School of Law

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

Licensure(s) and Admission(s)

State Courts of Illinois

United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Professional Affiliations

Defense Research Institute

Illinois Defense Counsel

Illinois State Bar Association

Winnebago County Bar Association

Board of Directors (2018-2021)

Chair, Trial/Appellate Section (2018)

President, Young Lawyers (2017-2018)

Young Lawyers Division



Attacking Claimed Future Economic Damages/Life Care Plans in Catastrophic Cases,” Heyl Royster's 34th Annual Claims Handling Seminar (2023)

“Penalty Flags: Case Update - How Do These Cases Change the Game Plan?,” Heyl Royster's 32nd Annual Claims Handling Seminar (2017)

“Drug and Alcohol Policies and Issues,” OrthoIllinois Occupational Health (2016)

“Sexual Harassment Awareness and Prevention,” Heyl Royster Employers' Day Seminar (2016)

“Drug and Alcohol Policies and Issues,” Heyl Royster Employers' Day Seminar (2016)


Are “Wi-Fi Allergies” an Impairment Covered by the ADA?," Employer’s Edge, Heyl Royster Employment Newsletter (2017)

Recent Appellate Court Decisions Provide Guidance on Analysis of Injuries Resulting from Everyday Activities,” Illinois Defense Counsel Quarterly (2017)

OSHA’s Final Rule on Recording and Reporting Workplace Injuries,” Employer’s Edge, Heyl Royster Employment Newsletter (2017)

The Year in Review – 2016,” Below the Redline, Heyl Royster Workers’ Compensation Newsletter (Special Edition 2016)

Recent Decision Addresses What Constitutes ‘Incidental to Employment’ in ‘Arising Out Of’ Analysis,” Workers' Compensation E-clip (2016)

Guidance for Compliance: New EEOC Resource Document Aids Employers in Complying with the ADA When Leave is Requested,” Employer’s Edge


  • Best Lawyer: Ones to Watch in AmericaTM by Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in AmericaTM – Professional Malpractice Law, 2021 – 2024
  • Emerging Lawyer℠ by Law Bulletin Media, 2018 -2023
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