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Joseph Moore

Peoria, IL

Joined Firm in 2022

Joe has tried hundreds of Workers' Compensation cases and believes in strengthening the client's bargaining position by preparing every matter to be ready for trial, earning him a reputation as a "details" person by focused handling of cases. 

  • Certified Illinois Assessing Officer (CIAO)
  • Former Assistant Attorney General II for the Office of the Illinois Attorney General
  • Appointed to the Southern Illinois Economic Development Authority
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Joseph Moore

Attorney in Peoria, IL

An Associate attorney practicing in central and southern Illinois, Joe has over a decade of experience handling Workers' Compensation claims. He has frequently taken cases to trial, appeared before the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission, and handled cases as a petitioner's attorney representing injured workers.

Prior to joining Hey Royster, Joe served as an Assistant Attorney General II for the Office of the Illinois Attorney General, representing the State of Illinois in Workers' Compensation cases. While representing the State of Illinois, he handled a wide range of industries, including construction, laboratory, corrections, law enforcement, office workers, and peripatetic employees. Additionally, after appointment by the Governor of Illinois and confirmation by the Illinois Senate, Joe served on the Southern Illinois Economic Development Authority to promote industrial, commercial, and residential development, services, transportation, and recreational activities. The agency is authorized to issue bonds, enter into loans, contracts, agreements, and mortgages. 

While in law school, Joe completed a Law School Independent Research & Writing project on the 2011 Illinois Workers' Compensation Act amendments. Also, Joe completed an externship with 5th District Illinois Appellate Court Judge Bruce Stewart.

Joe previously was elected and served his community as a Township Assessor and is a Certified Illinois Assessing Officer (CIAO).

Joe is a little league coach for his son's baseball team. He, his wife, and two sons enjoy traveling and hiking. 



J.D., Southern Illinois University School of Law

B.A, Southern Illinois University

Licensure(s) and Admission(s)

State Courts of Illinois

Professional Affiliations

Peoria County Bar Association

Sangamon County Bar Association

Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association



“Case Law Update,” Peoria County Bar Association Workers’ Compensation Seminar (2023)


Distinguishing Between Permanent Partial Disability Cases: Loss of Trade or Wage Differential,” Below the Red Line - Heyl Royster Workers' Compensation Newsletter (2023)

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