Heyl Royster

Aimée Dluski

Of Counsel
Peoria, IL

Joined Firm in 2024

Aimée has always believed that preparation on the front end of a case affords her clients a more fair and equitable resolution of their litigation. Applying this philosophy as a Public Defender effectively helped her negotiate hundreds of pleas in Criminal and Juvenile Court.

  • Certified Guardian Ad Litem
  • 20+ year career as Public Defender
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Aimée Dluski

Attorney in Peoria, IL

Aimée Dluski is a seasoned lawyer with over 20 years of experience in the legal profession. Joining Heyl Royster's Workers' Compensation Team, she works out of the Peoria office. Prior to her current role, Aimée worked as a solo practitioner and public defender in Tazewell County, where she primarily focused on at-risk children involved with DCFS and Juvenile Court, both in the criminal and civil arenas.

Aimée's work as a public defender involved representing clients charged with misdemeanor, traffic, and felony offenses. Her primary practice area involved minors charged with misdemeanor and felony offenses. She is also GAL certified and has served as the Guardian Ad Litem in the Abuse and Neglect court in Tazewell County for the past 20 years. Additionally, Aimée represented parents involved in Abuse and Neglect Proceedings from their initial appearances to the final disposition.

As a solo practitioner, Aimée contracted with the DCFS Guardian Administrator's Office to provide representation for Juvenile wards of the State. Within this role, she represented juveniles in pre-investigative interviews with law enforcement officials and performed administrative appeals on behalf of DCFS wards. She was also appointed as the Guardian Ad Litem to represent disabled adults as well as minors involved in Adoption proceedings.

Originally from Northern Wisconsin, Aimée enjoys visiting there to enjoy the lakes and north woods. When she is not spending time with her husband, Tom, and three girls, she enjoys attending concerts, watching movies, and cooking.

Credentials

Education

J.D., Valparaiso University School of Law, Honors, Employment Law Concentration

B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, Behavioral Science and Law, Criminal Justice Certificate

Licensure(s) and Admission(s)

State Courts of Illinois

Professional Affiliations

Illinois State Bar Association

Tazewell County Bar Association

Community Involvement

University of Wisconsin Alumni Association, Heart of Illinois Chapter

Founder’s Day Chair 2008-2017

Philanthropy Chair 2000-2022

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