Heyl Royster

Sara Trevino

Chicago, IL

Joined Firm in 2023

A meticulous and caring litigator, Sara is a straight shooter.

  • Pro Bono Distinction
  • Served as President of the University of Illinois College of Law’s Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice Society
  • Lisnek Award for Excellence and Ethics in Trial Advocacy, Finalist
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Sara Trevino

Attorney in Chicago, IL

An associate attorney in the firm’s Chicago office, Sara Trevino is passionate about litigation. Confident in her ability to zealously advocate for her clients inside and outside the courtroom, she focuses her practice in medical malpractice, toxic torts, premise liability, casualty/tort litigation, construction, and workers’ compensation.

In law school, Sara had the opportunity to represent clients at the county and federal levels, as well as auditioning for and participating in two legal clinics. As a Federal Civil Rights Clinic member, Sara was provisionally admitted to the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois. She was sworn in at the U.S. Federal Courthouse in Urbana by the Honorable Eric I. Long, United States Magistrate Judge for the Central District of Illinois, where she and her co-counsel prepared vigorously to represent their previously pro se litigant in a federal civil rights trial. Further, Sara deposed a key hostile witness, vigorously argued motions in limine, and successfully argued against the Defendant’s Motion for Summary Judgment.

As a Family Advocacy Clinic student, Sara had the opportunity to represent children involved in the juvenile abuse and neglect system in Champaign County, where she fervently advocated for her client’s health, safety, and well-being. She gained invaluable litigation and trial skills through her clinical experiences while engaging in case negotiation, research, drafting and motion practice, oral advocacy, and trial work.

Hailing from the great state of Texas, Sara loves running, working out, and spending time outdoors enjoying her two dogs, Ace and Teddy. She enjoys training for half marathons - her favorite course has been the Nashville St. Jude Rock and Roll Half Marathon. Sara has set a goal to run as many half-marathons in as many states as possible.



J.D., University of Illinois College of Law

B.A., St. Mary’s University, Honor’s Program Scholar, cum laude

Licensure(s) and Admission(s)

State Courts of Illinois

Professional Affiliations

Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois

Illinois State Bar Association

Women’s Bar Association

Community Involvement

Pro Bono

City Attorney of New Orleans

Champaign County Circuit Court Expungement and Record Sealing




  • Lisnek Award for Excellence and Ethics in Trial Advocacy, Finalist
  • 2022 South Texas Mock Trial Competition, Outstanding Trial Brief
  • 2021 Syracuse National Trial Competition, Quarter Finalist
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