Heyl Royster has announced that two new associates from the firm’s Edwardsville office were admitted to practice in Illinois after being sworn-in Oct. 31.
Dominique de Vastey
Dominique de Vastey represents employers in the areas of tort litigation and workers’ compensation. She also defends clients in asbestos-related products and premises liability actions. De Vastey graduated cum laude with a bachelor of arts degree in Law, Jurisprudence, & Social Thought and French from Amherst College and summa cum laude with a masters of arts degree in Anglo-Germanic Studies from the University of Burgundy. She received her J.D. from Washington University School of Law.
During law school, de Vastey served as Editor-in-Chief of the Midwest Journal of Law & Policy and participated in national moot court competitions. De Vastey clerked at the Missouri Attorney General’s Office handling Second Injury Fund litigation and investigating charges before the Missouri Human Rights Commission. She also worked in Washington, D.C. at the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division where she verified that private companies and government entities were in compliance with immigration and employment law. De Vastey speaks fluent French and worked in Dijon and Lyon prior to law school.
Richard Wiese focuses on environmental law, tort litigation, and product liability, with a concentration on toxic tort and asbestos litigation. Prior to joining Heyl Royster, he spent nearly eight years working at a primary steel manufacturing facility as production and maintenance manager and environmental engineer. Wiese received a bachelor of science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Missouri and received his J.D. from Saint Louis University School of Law, which he attended in the evenings during his employment in manufacturing.