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Heather deBettencourt
Hennessy & Roach

Heather deBettencourt has been appointed to work as an Associate in the Chicago Workers’ Compensation Department. Heather earned her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Iowa and Juris Doctorate from Valparaiso University School of Law.

Heather has worked as an attorney in the Social Security area where she represented disabled adults and children before federal administrative law judges in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan and California to advocate for Disability Insurance Benefits, Supplemental Security Income, and cases involving over-payment from social security.


  • Valparaiso University School of Law, Juris Doctorate, 2010-2013
  • University of Iowa Bachelor of Arts in Interdepartmental Studies 2006-2010

Admitted to Practice:

  • Illinois 2014

Membership in the Industrial Relations Research Association:

  • Illinois State Bar Association

Practice Areas:

  • Defense of Workers’ Compensation claims in Illinois
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