Heyl Royster Adds Attorneys in Edwardsville and Chicago Offices
Heyl Royster is pleased to announce the addition of attorneys in our Edwardsville and Chicago offices.
Barry Noeltner will return to Heyl Royster to practice in the Edwardsville office. He formerly worked with the firm from 1985 through 1988. Recently, he has lived and practiced in Atlanta, first as a partner with the law firm of Hawkins & Parnell, and then as a successful solo practitioner. Barry has practiced in the areas of personal injury, construction and insurance coverage matters and is licensed to practice in Georgia and Illinois. He has taken numerous cases to verdict in both state and federal courts and has handled appellate matters in state and federal appellate courts, including the United States Supreme Court. At Heyl Royster, Barry will continue to practice in the areas of the defense of personal injury cases, construction litigation and insurance coverage. In addition, he will handle cases involving the defense of medical malpractice liability, as well as environmental and toxic torts matters.
Dan Cheely and Steve Ayres, formerly of Cheely, O'Flaherty & Ayres, have joined Heyl Royster in Chicago, where they will practice in the areas of asbestos/toxic tort and general litigation. They will practice out of Heyl Royster's offices at 19 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 1203.
A partner in Cheely, O'Flaherty & Ayres since 1994, Dan has substantial litigation experience in the areas of toxic tort litigation, employment, product liability, and medical malpractice defense. He has defended hundreds of cases alleging injuries or disease from asbestos and other environmental agents brought against equipment and building material manufacturers, construction contractors, and property owners. He was formerly a capital partner in the law firm of Baker & McKenzie, where he also served as the chairman of associate training and evaluation for the Chicago litigation department. He has been active in public, charitable, political and cultural affairs, and interviewed at various times by The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, Newsweek, and Chicago Magazine, on radio, and on television for Chicago Tonight.
Steve Ayres, also a partner in Cheely, O'Flaherty & Ayres, has focused his practice in civil litigation in the areas of toxic tort and asbestos defense, insurance coverage, employment litigation, construction disputes, and general litigation. He is a frequent speaker at Illinois CLE programs on construction litigation, mold litigation and insurance coverage issues. He is a former partner at Baker & McKenzie.