Mark Heyrman specializes in the rights of the mentally disabled. He is a member of the mental health legal committees of the Chicago Bar Association and the Illinois State Bar Association. He is on the Boards of the Mental Health America and the Mental Health America of Illinois. In 1988, Mr. Heyrman served as executive director of the Governor's Commission to Revise the Mental Health Code of Illinois.
Mr. Heyrman has been actively involved in the clinical legal education movement. He was one of the founders of the Clinical Legal Education Association and served on its board for seven years. He has worked to use the accreditation process to encourage law schools to devote more of their resources to preparing students to practice law ethically and effectively.
Heyrman earned his B.A. from University of Illinois (Chicago) and J.D. from University of Chicago Law School.