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Doug joined the Edwardsville office of Heyl Royster in 2004 and became a partner in 2008. With more than 25 years of litigation experience, Doug has defended a broad range of clients from individuals involved in auto accidents, to major corporations in product liability claims, trucking/motor carrier litigation, and construction litigation.
At Heyl Royster, Doug has an active practice defending healthcare professionals who provide medical services to the prison population in Illinois. These professionals are often sued by prisoners for alleged civil rights violations in state and federal courts. His representation of professionals also includes veterinarians who have been sued for malpractice.
In addition to defending professionals, he also defends municipalities in civil rights claims and employers defending their employment decisions in federal court. His employment practice includes charges brought before the Illinois Human Rights Commission and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. This variety of experience assists Doug in understanding our clients' needs and helping them to understand the litigation process.