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Brad Elward Sworn in as President of the Appellate Lawyers Association

Brad Elward Sworn in as President of the Appellate Lawyers Association

On June 13, partner Brad A. Elward (Class of 86’) of Heyl Royster was installed as the President of the Appellate Lawyers Association. The Honorable William E. Holdridge, Justice of the Illinois Appellate Court, Third District, administered the oath of office to Mr. Elward at a ceremony held at the Union League Club in Chicago.

In becoming the 46th President of the Association, Mr. Elward joins other Heyl Royster attorneys, Karen Kendall and Craig Unrath, Chair of the firm's Appellate Advocacy Practice, who have served as president of the ALA.

Mr. Elward's focus on appellate practice has a significant sub-concentration in workers' compensation appeals. He has authored more than 275 briefs and argued more than 125 appellate court cases, resulting in more than 65 published decisions. He has appeared before every Illinois Appellate Court District and has significant experience with interlocutory appeals. He has authored amicus curiae briefs before the Illinois Supreme Court on behalf of the Association of Illinois Defense Trial Counsel. Mr. Elward has also written and published nine books and more than 30 articles on naval aviation and military-related topics.

Heyl Royster is a regional Midwest law firm with more than 100 lawyers, and offices in Peoria, Springfield, Urbana, Rockford, Edwardsville, and Chicago, Illinois. The firm provides legal services for businesses and corporations, professionals, healthcare organizations, governmental entities, universities, insurance carriers, and other major institutions. Heyl Royster lawyers have successfully defended clients in all of the federal courts and in each of the 102 counties in the State of Illinois, as well as in courtrooms in Missouri and Wisconsin. Our attorneys also counsel clients on all aspects of business life. Through our lawyers' participation in bar and industry activities, we identify and help develop trends in the law which we believe will be of benefit to our clients.

To learn more about our firm, go to www.heylroyster.com.



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