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   3Kent L. PlotnerEdwardsville(618) 656-4646kplotner@heylroyster.comkplotner@heylroyster.comHeyl Royster Voelker & Allen PCwww.heylroyster.comwww.heylroyster.complotnerkentl.jpgPersonal Injury Defense Law: GeneralProducts Liability Defense LawToxic Torts Defense LawProducts Liability
Kent L.
Heyl Royster Voelker & Allen PC
105 W Vandalia St Ste 100
Edwardsville IL 62025
Ph.(618) 656-4646 Fx.(618) 656-7940
Recommended by peers in:    Extensive Experience in:
Personal Injury Defense Law: General    Products Liability
Products Liability Defense Law
Toxic Torts Defense Law
Advisory Board Member
County:  Madison
Litigator:  Yes

Practice Description:  
Before law school, Kent served as the Director of Environmental Health for the Logan County (Illinois) Health Department from 1980 to 1982. A native of Lincoln, Illinois, Kent has spent his entire legal career with Heyl Royster, beginning in 1985 in the Springfield office. Kent moved to the Edwardsville office in 1988, and became a partner at the firm in 1993.

Kent concentrates his practice in the defense of asbestos and toxic tort claims arising from occupational and environmental exposures, including product liability and premises liability claims. During the past 16 years, Kent has defended and served as trial counsel for numerous clients such as product manufacturers, fiber suppliers, equipment manufacturers, contractors and premises owners. He has worked closely with various expert witnesses to prepare them for deposition and trial testimony.

In addition, Kent also practices in the areas of insurance coverage and general tort defense.

Bar Admissions:  
State Courts of Illinois
State Courts of Missouri
United States District Court, Central and Southern Districts of Illinois
United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit

Year of Birth:  1958

Law School:  St. Louis University School of Law, J.D., 1985

Undergraduate School:  Illinois State University, B.S., environmental health, 1980

Bar/Professional Association Involvement:  
Kent is a member of the Madison County, St. Clair County, Metropolitan St. Louis, Illinois State, Missouri State and American Bar Associations. He is also a member of the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel (IADC) and the Defense Research Institute (DRI).

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