Heyl Royster

Tori Walls

Of Counsel
Edwardsville, IL

Joined Firm in 2023

Equipped with knowledge, skills, and tenacity, Tori’s thoroughness and attention to detail contribute to her success as a trial attorney.

  • 20+ years of experience as a litigator
  • Tried 12 jury trials to verdict
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Tori Walls

Attorney in Edwardsville, IL

Tori Walls joined Heyl Royster’s Edwardsville, Illinois office in June 2023, bringing with her 20+ years of experience as a litigator. She began her legal career in a small defense firm in Madison County, Illinois, where she was mentored by seasoned trial attorneys and gained invaluable courtroom and jury trial experience very early in her career. Tori has devoted her entire legal career to representing individuals and companies facing allegations of negligence, willful and wanton conduct, fraud, and other tortious conduct. She has tried 12 jury trials to verdict in Madison and St. Clair Counties in Illinois.

In addition to her success as a trial attorney, Tori has also successfully prosecuted and defended appeals in the Fifth District Appellate Court in Illinois, obtained favorable results for her clients through non-jury trials, arbitrations, mediations, negotiated settlements, and obtained judgments for her clients through dispositive motions. Tori has handled a variety of cases, including motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, products liability, dram shop liability, fraud, breach of contract, and insurance coverage disputes for insurance companies and their insureds.

Tori’s thoroughness and attention to detail have contributed to her success as a trial attorney. Though she approaches each case with an eye towards trial, she identifies early the most efficient strategies and means for rapid resolution for her clients. Often, that resolution is through a compromise settlement; however, Tori is equipped with the knowledge, skills, and tenacity it takes to step before a judge or jury on behalf of her clients when necessary. Tori prides herself on being attentive to all her client’s needs, both individuals and companies and strives to provide her best effort to each client.    

Outside the office, Tori enjoys spending time with her husband, their son, and her family. Tori serves as an active member on the board of directors of the Wentzville Wildcats Youth Football Association and as the “Team Mom” for her son’s tackle football team. Tori enjoys watching her son play football and wrestle. She and her family also enjoy cheering on the St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Blues, and St. Louis Battlehawks.   



J.D., Southern Illinois University School of Law

B.A., Illinois College

Licensure(s) and Admission(s)

State Courts of Illinois

State Courts of Missouri

United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois

Professional Affiliations

Illinois Defense Counsel

Illinois State Bar Association

Madison County Bar Association

Community Involvement

Wentzville Wildcats Youth Football Association, Vice-President



Pre-Trial Practice: Plaintiff’s & Defendant’s Perspectives,” United States Arbitration and Mediation Best Practice Seminar (2019)


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