Experienced Personal Injury Attorney

Terry W. Heady is a trial lawyer with over 23 years of experience fighting for the rights of people injured in all types of accidents.    Mr. Heady also represents patients harmed by careless doctors, hospitals and nursing homes.  Mr. Heady also focuses on employment law and represents employees wrongfully fired from their jobs and also  employees who are victims of 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 the Heady Law Office for your case.  The first, and perhaps most important reason, is experience.  Mr. Heady’s entire career has focused on litigation.  Without significant trial experience, a lawyer cannot truly provide the best representation for his or her clients.   years of experience practicing law in Illinois focused on personal injury cases.    As many as 90% of lawyers practicing law today have never tried jury trials. Insurance companies know what lawyers try cases and what lawyers always settle.    If you have a serious injury case, please make sure that you lawyer has jury trial experience.

The second reason is that at the Heady Law office all cases are personally handled by Terry Heady.   Frankly, there have been an increasing number of law firms who frequently advertise on television where the partners/owners of the firm who appear in the commercials are not even licensed in Illinois.  If you call one of these firms your case will be assigned to a different lawyer. Often, your case will be shuffled to different lawyers and paralegals who do not know anything about your case.   Whether you hire Mr. Heady or another firm, make sure that the lawyer you hire is licensed in Illinois.  

Peer recognition is the third 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 through 2019    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 2019.  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 23 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.  You can also find out how long the attorney has been practicing law.

No matter how you have been injured, Mr. Heady can help.    Whether you have been injured in a car accident, 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; you deserve to have the same 

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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