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24 Heyl Royster Attorneys Selected as 2017 Illinois Super Lawyers

03/10/2017

Heyl Royster is pleased to announce that 15 of our partners have been named Illinois Super Lawyers, and 9 of our attorneys have been named Rising Stars. This annual compilation of Super Lawyers' Top Attorneys in Illinois again differentiates Heyl Royster for the number of attorneys around the state who are recognized as leaders in their areas of law.

Heyl Royster attorneys were named Super Lawyers and Rising Stars in 13 different practice areas. In many of those areas, the firm has the only attorneys selected in a particular market. For example:

In the Rising Star category, the same holds true – Heyl Royster has the only Rising Stars listed in the following areas of practice and locations:

  • Civil Litigation Defense: Brian Smith was the only Rising Star in Champaign.
  • State/Local/Municipal: John Redlingshafer was the only Rising Star in Peoria.
  • Insurance Coverage: Patrick Cloud was the only Rising Star in Edwardsville.
  • Professional Liability: Defense: Matthew Thompson was the only Rising Star in Peoria.
  • Workers' Compensation: Joseph Guyette was the only Rising Star in Champaign.
  • Health Care: Tyler Robinson was the only Rising Star in Springfield (Tyler is a new 2017 entry to the Super Lawyer/Rising Star list)

Below is a full listing of the 24 Heyl Royster 2017 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.

The 15 partners who were selected as 2017 Illinois Super Lawyers are:

Champaign

Bruce Bonds, Workers' Compensation
Renee Monfort, Personal Injury Medical Malpractice: Defense

Edwardsville

Richard Hunsaker, Professional Liability: Defense
Kent Plotner, Class Action/Mass Torts

Peoria

Nick Bertschy, Personal Injury General: Defense
Tim Bertschy, Business Litigation
Roger Clayton, Health Care
Brad Elward, Appellate
Mark Hansen, Personal Injury General: Defense
Steve Heine, Transportation/Maritime
Rex Linder, Civil Litigation: Defense
David Perkins, Civil Litigation: Defense
Dave Sinn, Personal Injury Medical Malpractice: Defense
Craig Unrath, Appellate

Rockford

Doug Pomatto, Personal Injury Medical Malpractice: Defense

The 9 Heyl Royster "top up-and-coming attorneys in the state" who were selected as 2017 Super Lawyers Rising Stars are:

Champaign

Joseph Guyette, Workers' Compensation
Brian Smith, Civil Litigation: Defense

Edwardsville

Patrick Cloud, Insurance Coverage
Nathan Henderson, Personal Injury Products: Defense

Peoria

John Redlingshafer, State/Local/Municipal
Matthew Thompson, Professional Liability: Defense

Rockford

Jana Brady, Personal Injury Medical Malpractice: Defense
Mike Denning, Personal Injury Medical Malpractice: Defense 

Springfield

Tyler Robinson, Health Care

Super Lawyers selects outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations. The Super Lawyers list represents no more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state, and the Rising Stars list represents no more than 2.5 percent of lawyers in the state from the pool of lawyers who are 40 years old or younger, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less. Super Lawyers is a Thomson Reuters publication.