The law firm of Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen announces that Charles E. Timmerwilke has become a partner in its Rockford office.
Prior to joining Heyl Royster in 2005, Timmerwilke first worked as an associate for a large defense litigation firm following law school and then was a partner in his own firm in Rockford.
He concentrates his practice in a wide range of civil litigation, including product liability, professional liability, construction, and transportation cases. Timmerwilke has tried numerous cases to verdict throughout northern Illinois, and has extensive experience in both arbitration and mediation.
Four new associates have joined the firm at its offices throughout the state.
Joining the firm's Peoria office are Timothy D. Gronewold and J. Matthew Thompson. Gronewold graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in 2008. Thompson graduated cum laude from Southern Illinois University School of Law in 2008.
Joining the firm's Rockford office as an associate is Bhavika D. Amin, who graduated magna cum laude from the University of Illinois College of Law in 2008.
Melanie E. Riley, a 2008 graduate of the St. Louis University School of Law, has joined the firm's Edwardsville office as an associate.
Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen has more than 100 lawyers among its offices in Peoria, Springfield, Urbana, Rockford and Edwardsville.