| Practice Description: |
Roger concentrates his practice in the area of healthcare law, representing physicians, hospitals, long term care facilities, and other healthcare organizations on all conceivable issues including licensure, fraud and abuse, corporate compliance, contracting, policies and procedures, staff concerns, and defense of malpractice and other litigation. He has extensive litigation experience and has personally defended more than 500 medical and hospital cases, taking a significant number to verdict. In recent years, Roger has developed a special focus on brain_injured infant cases. Roger is the Chair of the firm's statewide Healthcare Practice Group and regularly appears before the Illinois Department of Professional Registration on behalf of professional clients.
State Courts of Illinois, 1978
United States District Court, Central and Northern Districts of Illinois (Trial Bar), 1978
United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 1978
Retainer: Varies By Case
Date of Birth: 1953
Law School: Southern Illinois University School of Law,J.D., 1978
Undergraduate School: Bradley University, 1975
Undergraduate School Honors/Involvement: Magna Cum Laude
Roger represents hospitals, physicians and medial groups.
Roger has spent his entire legal career with Heyl Royster, beginning in 1978 in the Peoria office.
Bar/Professional Association Involvement:
He is a member of the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel (IDC Quarterly Health Law columnist), the Defense Research Institute, the Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys (Secretary/Treasurer, Board Member, Planning Committee, Annual Health Law Symposium), the American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics, the American Health Lawyers Association, the Illinois Society of Healthcare Risk Management (Board Member and Immediate Past President), and a Master in the American Inns of Court (Past President).
Roger is also a member of the Peoria County Bar Association (Medical_Legal Relations Committee), Illinois State Bar Association (Health Care Section Council), and American Bar Association (Medicine and Law Committee). He is also active with the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education.
Published Legal Writing:
Roger authors a quarterly article on Health Law in the Illinois Defense Counsel Journal and is currently co-authoring the chapter on Trials in the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education's Medical Malpractice Handbook.
Roger has taught masters level courses in healthcare law and is a frequent national speaker on healthcare issues, medical malpractice, and risk prevention to insurers, medical associations, professional groups, and healthcare institutions.
Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen has over 100 lawyers in offices in Peoria, Springfield, Urbana, Rockford, and Edwardsville. It is the largest firm in Illinois based outside of Chicago. Our lawyers represent clients in the following practice areas: commercial litigation; tort, personal injury, and property damage defense; appellate; product liability defense; professional liability defense; insurance coverage; mass tort; asbestos defense; class action; employment; workers' compensation defense; immigration; religious/non profit; environmental; corporate; banking and finance; real estate; healthcare; and governmental law.
Practice Group Description:
Roger is the Chair of the firm's statewide Healthcare Practice Group which provides comprehensive representation to a wide variety of healthcare providers throughout the state.
Family: Married, three sons.
Additional Office Locations:
Springfield, Urbana, Rockford, Edwardsville
A parking garage is located in the Bank One Building, 124 SW Adams, Peoria, Illinois.