Heyl Royster has announced three new attorneys in its Edwardsville office:
Ann C. Barron – Of Counsel
Barron practices in civil litigation, including environmental and business-related disputes and personal injury defense. Before joining Heyl Royster, Barron served as in-house counsel at Valero in San Antonio, Texas, where she managed complex environmental, commercial, class action and tort litigation. While at Valero, Barron also served on the Information Governance Committee, and was responsible for electronic discovery and electronic records implementation, retention and destruction.
In 1994, Barron served as a law clerk to the Illinois Supreme Court Justice James D. Heiple. After her clerkship, Barron worked for two law firms in the St. Louis area where she represented clients in environmental, class action, commercial, and personal injury matters pending throughout the country.
She received her bachelor of science in economics from the University of Illinois College of Commerce and graduated magna cum laude from University of Illinois College of Law.
Courtney R. Logan – Associate
Courtney R. Logan concentrates his practice on general tort, insurance coverage litigation, complex civil litigation, toxic tort matters and product liability.
Originally from East Saint Louis, Logan joined Heyl Royster after serving as an Assistant State's Attorney for St. Clair County, where he tried a number of cases to jury verdict. Currently, he serves as an assistant state's attorney assigned to special projects on a pro-bono basis.
Logan received his J.D. from Saint Louis University School of Law where he was a member the Moot Court Board, National Moot Court Team, and National Frederick Douglass Moot Court Team. In 2011, his team won the National Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition.
He worked in Heyl Royster's Edwardsville office as a summer associate in 2011. During law school, he also clerked for Judge Carol E. Jackson of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri and in the Civil Division of the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Illinois.
Neil Schonert – Associate
Neil Schonert focuses his practice on general tort litigation, with a concentration on toxic tort litigation. He joined Heyl Royster after working with the Illinois state government as well as the Illinois Innocence Project. His experience also includes working for the United States Congress in the House of Representatives as well as working for the U.S. Department of State in Austria.
Schonert received his J.D. from Southern Illinois University School of Law. During law school, he was an editor on the Southern Illinois University Law Journal and published an article on Dodd-Frank Act’s whistleblower provisions. He also served as a Fellow in the school’s Academic Success Program, helping new students transition into legal education.