Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen announces that sixteen of the firm's lawyers have been selected for inclusion on the list of 2012 Illinois Super Lawyers and eight lawyers have been selected as 2012 Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Stars.
The selection for Super Lawyers follows a multi-phase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers and a peer review of candidates by practice area. The selections are made by Law & Politics located in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
In Heyl Royster's Edwardsville office, the following partners were selected as Illinois Super Lawyers:
-Richard Hunsaker - professional liability defense
-Kent Plotner - personal injury defense: products
-Robert (Barney) Shultz - class action/mass torts
The following attorneys from the firm's Peoria office were selected:
-Nicholas Bertschy - personal injury defense: general
-Timothy Bertschy - business litigation
-Roger Clayton - health care
-Brad Elward - appellate
-Joseph Feehan - personal injury defense: general
-Stephen Heine - civil litigation defense
-Rex Linder - civil litigation defense
-Gary Nelson - personal injury defense: general
-David Sinn - personal injury defense: medical malpractice
-Craig Unrath - appellate
In the Urbana office, the following partners were selected:
-Bruce Bonds - workers' compensation
-Edward Wagner - personal injury defense: medical malpractice
Douglas Pomatto of the firm's Rockford office was selected in the area of personal injury defense: medical malpractice.
Super Lawyers Rising Stars recognizes the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state who are 40 years old or younger, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less.
Eight Heyl Royster lawyers were selected as 2012 Super Lawyers Rising Stars.
Those included from the Edwardsville office are:
-Jeffrey Bash - civil litigation: defense
-Patrick Cloud - insurance coverage
Included from the Peoria office:
-Matthew Thompson - professional liability: defense
From the firm's Rockford office:
-Brad Antonacci - workers' compensation
-Michael Denning - civil litigation defense
In the firm's Urbana office:
-Joseph Guyette - workers' compensation
-Brian Smith - general litigation
Maura Yusof of the firm's Chicago office was selected in the area of general litigation.
The law firm of Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen has more than 100 lawyers among its offices in Edwardsville, Peoria, Springfield, Urbana, Rockford, and Chicago, Illinois. The firm provides legal services for businesses and corporations, professionals, healthcare organizations, governmental entities, universities, insurance carriers, and other major institutions.