Heyl Royster

Katie Anderson

Partner
Champaign, IL
Peoria, IL

Joined Firm in 2020

A responsive and effective communicator, Katie is driven by strategy and analysis as she strives to understand her client's positions to represent them fully.

  • Healthcare Practice Group Chair
  • Rated AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®
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Katie Anderson

Attorney in Champaign, IL

With an interest in human behavior, Katie has always enjoyed persuasion and has found litigation the ultimate exercise in the art. A responsive and effective communicator, she is driven by strategy and analysis as she strives to understand her client's positions to represent them fully. Katie Anderson serves as Chair of the firm's Healthcare Practice Group. As Partner, Katie utilizes her substantive legal and industry knowledge in her Healthcare and Medical Malpractice Defense practice.

Before joining Heyl Royster, Katie practiced at a firm in Decatur, Illinois where she became a partner in 2012. Her practice included medical malpractice defense of healthcare entities and health professionals, creditor bankruptcy work, and civil litigation defense. In 2016, Katie became General Counsel for a community hospital in central Illinois, where she managed litigation, risk, compliance, regulatory, insurance, and medical staff matters.

In her downtime, Katie enjoys relaxing at home with her two dogs, cooking, and binging her favorite shows and movies. A cycling enthusiast, you might find Katie on a bike ride or watching professional cycling events.

 

Credentials

Education

J.D., Case Western Reserve University

B.A., College of Wooster, Psychology

Licensure(s) and Admission(s)

State Courts of Illinois

State Courts of Ohio

United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of Illinois

United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Illinois

United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois

United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois

Professional Affiliations

Decatur Bar Association, former Treasurer

Illinois State Bar Association 

Community Involvement

Decatur Family YMCA, Board Member

Sanitary District of Decatur, Trustee

Presentations/Publications

Presentations

Attacking Non-Economic Damages - Emotional Distress,” Heyl Royster's 34th Annual Claims Handling Seminar (2023)

"Illinois Paid Leave for All Workers Act (PLAWA)," Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network (2024)

"Sexual Harassment Training," Illinois Department of Public Health (2024)

"Employment Law for Supervisors," Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network (2024)

"Healthcare Law Issues for Executives," Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network (2024)

"E-Discovery and Release of Information in Health," Illinois Health Information Management Association (2024)

E-Discovery Series Part 1: Use of Audit Trails in Litigation,” ICAHN Law Over Lunch Series (2022)

E-Discovery Series Part 2: Text Messaging, Messaging Apps and the Electronic Medical Record,” ICAHN Law Over Lunch Series (2022)

Legal and Compliance Issues with Recordings in Health Care Settings,” ICAHN Compliance Peer Group (2022)

HIPAA and Beyond,” Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network Lunch and Law Series (2022)

Employment Law Update,” Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network Lunch and Law Series (2022)

Risk Issues in Clinical Documentation,” Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network Lunch and Law Series (2022)

Physician Contracting,” Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network Annual Meeting (2022)

Physician Contracting,” Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network (2021)

Pros and Cons of Telemedicine,” Illinois State Bar Association (2021)

HIPAA FY2022 Update,” Illinois Association of Public Health Administrators (2021)

Sexual Harassment Training for IDPH School Health Days,” Illinois Department of Public Health in Connection with Northern Illinois University (2021)

Vaccine Mandates,” Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network HR Roundtable (2021)

Awards/Recognition

  • Rated AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®
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