Attorney Profile

Terry Heady has been representing victims of all manner of accidents and injuries for almost 20 years.  He is experienced not only with personal injury lawsuits, but with nursing home cases, medical malpractice cases and wrongful death cases.   Mr. Heady has been named as one of the top 100 litigation lawyers in the State of Illinois for the years 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 by the American Society of Legal Advocates.    He has also been named as one of the top 100 lawyers in Illinois by the National Trial Lawyers for both 2014 and 2015.

Mr. Heady is also a member of the federal trial bar for the Northern District of Illinois.  His experience in successfully trying cases to verdict is helpful when it comes time to negotiating with insurance adjusters who know that if they do not make a fair settlement offer, Mr. Heady is ready, willing and able to take the case to trial.    Mr. Heady litigates cases in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs and has tried jury cases in Cook, Kane, Kendall, DuPage, Winnebago and Will counties.

In addition to personal injury and medical malpractice cases, Mr. Heady also represents employees who have been wrongfully fired from their jobs or who have otherwise have been the victim of illegal discrimination.   Mr. Heady handles Title VII discrimination cases including discrimination based on race, sex, disability and age.  Mr. Heady also handles sexual harassment cases and retaliatory discharge cases.   Mr. Heady has litigated employment discrimination cases both in federal court and before the Illinois Human Rights Commission and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

Areas of Practice:

PERSONAL INJURY  (Representing Injured Persons)

– Auto Collisions

– Wrongful Death

– Medical Malpractice

– Nursing Home Negligence

– Product Liability

– Trucking Accidents

EMPLOYMENT LAW   (Representing Employees)

– Sexual Harassment

– Sex Discrimination

– Retaliatory Discharge

– Race Discrimination

– Disability Discrimination

– Age Discrimination

Litigation Percentage:

100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions:

Illinois, 1996

U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1996

U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 2005

Has been admitted in Pro Hac Vice in federal courts in Indiana and

Wisconsin.

Education:

Northern Illinois University College of Law, DeKalb, Illinois, 1996
Juris Doctor.

University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, 1992
B.A.
Major:  Legal Studies

Professional Associations and Memberships:

American Association for Justice

American Society of Legal Advocates

DuPage County Bar Association

Kane County Bar Association

Illinois Bar Association

Illinois Trial Lawyers’ Association

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