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Former assistant AG Martha Ravenhill joins Heyl Royster


By Devastasha Beaver | Aug 20, 2018

Heyl Royster, Voelker and Allen’s Edwardsville office has a new associate. | Photo by from Pexels

EDWARDSVILLE – Former Missouri Assistant Attorney General Martha Ravenhill recently joined Heyl Royster, Voelker and Allen’s Edwardsville office as an associate.

“Often in larger law firms, the attorneys only practice in very specialized areas of the law,” Ravenhill told the Record. “By joining Heyl Royster, I have the opportunity to work in several different areas of the law. I have already had the opportunity to work on a wide range of cases, from civil rights litigation to bankruptcy.”

Ravenhill has worked in civil defense for years, she said, after beginning her legal career as the assistant attorney general.

Martha Ravenhill

“My current position at Heyl Royster allows me to pull on all of these experiences in order to work on a wide range of legal issues,” Ravenhill said. “The variety enables me to grow as an attorney and it promises to keep the work interesting.”

Ravenhill joined the firm in May.

“I enjoy the work and could not ask for better co-workers,” she said. “The staff has been great. The other attorneys are smart and work well as a team.”

Ravenhill received her juris doctorate from DePaul University College of Law and her bachelor's in history from Columbia College.

“I love the mental challenge involved in the practice of law,” Ravenhill said. “I enjoy piecing together a puzzle using facts and research to develop a strong argument. Also, I come from a long line of attorneys and I have always had the utmost respect for the profession. I grew up believing that under the law everyone should be considered equal and is entitled to a vigorous defense.”

At Heyl Royster, Ravenhill primarily defends clients in the areas of civil rights, medical malpractice and casualty/tort litigation.

“Before I joined Heyl Royster, I had heard the firm described as having exceptional attorneys and staff on par with other large law firms, but still maintaining a small firm feel in the way it treats employees and in the relationships the attorneys develop with their clients,” Ravenhill said. “Although I have only been with the firm for a short period of time, this has been my experience and I could not be happier.”

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