Heyl Royster

Margaret Bentley

Of Counsel
Chicago, IL

Joined Firm in 2022

With more than 18 years of experience, Meg is a successful litigator seasoned in both state and federal courts.

  • J.D., DePaul University College of Law
  • PAWS Chicago Development Board Member
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Margaret Bentley

Attorney in Chicago, IL

With more than 18 years of experience handling insurance defense cases involving large multi-party actions with multi-million-dollar exposure, Meg concentrates her practice in the areas of Workers' Compensation and civil litigation. She has represented clients in a wide range of cases, including Workers' Compensation, transportation/trucking negligence, premises liability, automobile negligence, wrongful death, construction negligence, insurance coverage, subrogation, and commercial litigation.

Meg has successfully litigated and tried numerous Workers' Compensation cases on a multitude of issues throughout Illinois. She has also handled cases in both state and federal courts. Before joining Heyl Royster, Meg was a Partner at a prominent Chicago firm with 200+ attorneys and 12 offices throughout the United States.

Meg received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Miami University (Ohio) in 1999 and then earned her Juris Doctor degree from DePaul University College of Law in 2003.



J.D., DePaul University College of Law

B.A., Miami University

Licensure(s) and Admission(s)

State Courts of Illinois

United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Professional Affiliations

Chicago Bar Association

Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association

Community Involvement

PAWS Chicago, Development Board Member



Case Review: City of Joliet v. Illinois Workers’ Comp. Comm’n, et al., 2023 IL APP (3d) 220175WC,” Below the Red Line - Heyl Royster Workers' Compensation Newsletter (2023)

“'Rebuttable Presumption’ Provided in Workers’ Comp Bill,” Chicago Daily Law Bulletin (2020)

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