Heyl Royster

Jordan Emmert

Rockford, IL

Joined Firm in 2017

From ensuring clients receive consistent and detailed reporting about the progress of their cases to guiding clients through challenging disputes, Jordan puts his clients' needs first.

  • Graduate of Northern Illinois University College of Law, magna cum laude
  • Experienced entrepreneur
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Jordan Emmert

Attorney in Rockford, IL

Focusing on the defense of civil rights/Section 1983, municipal liability, and employment claims in the federal and state courts, Jordan routinely represents and advises police officers, corrections officers, correctional medical providers, and County Sheriffs. He also represents local governmental entities and elected officials in personal injury, property damage, and Freedom of Information Act claims. 

Jordan joined the firm’s Rockford office after graduating from Northern Illinois University College magna cum laude. Throughout college and law school, Jordan owned and operated a successful commercial and residential painting company, serving various businesses, farm operations, real estate agents, and individuals along the Illinois and Wisconsin state line area.

In his spare time, Jordan enjoys cross-country motorcycle trips, skiing, hiking, and spending time with his wife and two dogs. 



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

B.A., Southern Illinois University, Psychology

Licensure(s) and Admission(s)

State Courts of Illinois

United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois

United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin

Professional Affiliations

Illinois State Bar Association

Illinois Defense Counsel

P. Michael Mahoney Chapter of the Federal Bar Association

Winnebago County Bar Association

Community Involvement

Youth Baseball Umpire



“Human Resources Workshop,” Rockford Area Society for Human Resource Management (2017, 2021)

“Legislative Updates,” Heyl Royster Governmental Seminar (2017)


"Payment v. Authorization of Treatment-Penalties Under Section 19(l)," Below the Red Line - Heyl Royster Workers' Compensation Newsletter (2021)

Seventh Circuit Clarifies ‘Excusable Neglect’ Requirement Under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 6(b)(1)(B) as It Applies to Second Motion for Summary Judgment,” Illinois Defense Counsel Quarterly (2020)

Validity of Non-Compete Agreement Upheld Despite Its Broad Territory Restriction,” Employer’s Edge - Heyl Royster Employment Newsletter (2018)

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