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Areas of Practice

Real Estate; Estate, Trust & Probate; Business Representation.

Professional Experience

Ms. Royse focuses her practice in the areas of commercial and residential real estate, wills and trusts, and general business matters. She has a long history of providing exceptional service to hundreds of businesses and individuals in downstate Illinois and south Florida. Of great benefit to those we serve, Ms. Royse has formed excellent relationships with real estate brokers, bankers, contractors, insurance experts and others supporting firm clients.


  • J.D., The University of Texas School of Law, 1995
  • B.S. in Advertising, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1989

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1995
  • Florida, 1998

Professional Activities

Ms. Royse is a member of the Champaign County, Illinois State and Florida Bar Associations and the East Central Illinois Women Attorneys Association. She has served as a member of the Real Estate Law Section of the Illinois State Bar Association and is also a member of the Real Property, Probate & Trust Section of the Florida State Bar Association.

Civic and Philanthropic Involvement

Ms. Royse has also been involved in many community activities, including the Champaign West Rotary Club (President, 2005-2006), Marathon (Florida) Rotary Club, Executive Club of Champaign County (President, 2000-2001), and Leadership Illinois. She has also served as a member of the Champaign Human Relations Commission.


Ms. Royse lives in Champaign and in Marathon, Florida, with her husband, Michael Howie. She enjoys tennis, kayaking and paddle boarding, and trying to learn French.