Experienced Personal Injury Attorney

Terry Heady is a trial lawyer with over 20 years of experience fighting for the rights of people who have been seriously harmed.    Mr. Heady represents people of have been injured in all manner accidents as well as those harmed by careless doctors, hospitals and nursing homes.  Mr. Heady also represents employees who have been wrongfully terminated or who were subjected to illegal discrimination and retaliation.    By limiting his practice to these areas, Mr. Heady is able to provide excellent results for his clients on a consistent basis.

There are several reasons why you should choose Mr. Heady if you have been seriously injured in an accident.  The first reason is experience.  Mr. Heady has 20 years of experience practicing law in Illinois.     Mr. Heady represents only the injured parties; he does not represent insurance companies.    More importantly, Mr. Heady has significant jury trial experience.    As many as 90% of lawyers practicing law today have never tried a case in front of a jury.   Mr. Heady, however, has been getting significant jury trial awards in personal injury and employment cases for the past 20 years.    Mr. Heady personally handles all cases at his office.   Your case will not be handed off to an inexperienced lawyer who has never tried a jury case.

Jury trial experience in personal injury and employment cases is very important.   If an attorney is unable or willing to take a case to trial, your case will likely settle for less than it would with an experienced trial attorney.    Insurance companies and defense lawyers know who the attorneys are that try cases and who the lawyers that are not willing or able to go to trial.  Lawyers who try cases get the best results for their clients.  Be sure that whatever attorney you hire has experience trying cases for plaintiffs in significant cases.

Peer recognition is the second reason that you should consider the Heady law firm.    The National Trial Lawyers awarded Mr. Heady the distinction of being one of the top 100 trial lawyers in the State of Illinois for the years 2014, 2015 and 2016.  The Top 100 Trial Lawyers is an invitation-only national organization composed of America’s Top Trial Lawyers. Membership is extended only to the select few of the most qualified attorneys from each state who exemplify superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature and profile as civil plaintiff or criminal defense trial lawyers.   Mr. Heady has also been selected by the American Society of Legal Advocates as one of the top 100 litigation lawyers in Illinois each year from 2012 to 2016.  This distinction is giving to less than two percent of Illinois lawyers.  Mr. Heady is also rated as “Superb” by Avvo, an independent company that rate lawyers for experience, peer recognition and professional conduct.

Lastly, your case will receive individual and ethical treatment from Mr. Heady.   In over 20 years of practice, Mr. Heady has never had a malpractice claim and has never been disciplined by the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Committee (ARDC), the Illinois board responsible for regulating attorney conduct in the State of Illinois.     Before hiring any lawyer, always check online with the ARDC to see if the attorney has any problems with their license, to find out how long the attorney has been practicing law, and also, to make sure that the lawyer carries legal malpractice insurance.   Disciplinary records of Illinois Attorneys are made public on the ARDC website.

No matter how you have been injured, Mr. Heady can help.    Whether you have been injured in a car accident or by a defective product or because of the negligence of a nursing home, you need to have someone with experience fighting for your rights.  Having a trial lawyer with proven successful jury trial experience can make a significant difference in the outcome of your case.  Call today to set up a free consultation.

Insurance Companies have trained adjusters and lawyers to represent their financial interests; don’t you deserve to have someone looking out for you and protecting your rights?  

Insurance adjusters are not employed by insurance companies to help accident victims.   The job of the insurance adjuster is to save the insurance company money.    No matter how nice and concerned the insurance adjuster may sound when they call you, he or she is not your friend and is not concerned about providing you with fair compensation.   The goal of the adjuster is always to save the insurance company the most money possible.   Sadly, the way they accomplish this is often by convincing injured persons that they do not need a lawyer.    Insurance companies know that they pay less on claims with injured parties do not protect their rights by having legal representation.     Only with a lawyer with successful trial experience, like Terry Heady, can make sure that you will receive fair compensation for all of your injuries.  Mr. Heady has experience in the following types of cases.


  • Car accidents
  • Wrongful death
  • Motorcycle accident
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Defective and dangerous products
  • Falls caused by defective property (Premises liability)
  • Nursing home abuse and neglect
  • Trucking accidents
  • Animal attacks and bites
  • Hazardous Property
  • Bus and Train accidents
  • Construction accidents
  • Boat Accidents


  • Employment discrimination
  • Age discrimination
  • Race discrimination
  • Unequal Pay Cases
  • Sex discrimination
  • Discrimination based on Disability
  • Sexual harassment
  • Pregnancy Discrimination
  • Retaliation
  • Wage Act Violations (failure to page wages/overtime)
  • Fair Labor Standards Act cases (FLSA)
  • Breach of employment contract
  • Retaliation for filing a Worker’s Compensation cae

For an overview of some of the types of discrimination cases handled by this firm and the different laws that  apply to the workplace, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has helpful information about discrimination law online.

Call today to set up your free consultation.  Evening and Weekend appointments available.    There will be no attorneys’ fees unless you win your case.

The Heady Law Firm is located in Aurora, Kane County, Illinois and serves clients from Chicago to the far western suburbs, including the Fox Valley Area, Batavia, Wheaton, Geneva, St. Charles,  Aurora,  North Aurora,  Batavia, Elgin, Joliet, Bristol, Big Rock, Wasco, Montgomery, Naperville, Oswego, Plano, Rockford, Yorkville Sycamore and towns within Kane County, DuPage County, Cook County, DeKalb County, Will County, McHenry County and Kendall County.   Mr. Heady has been admitted to practice pro hac vice in cases in Wisconsin and Indiana.

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