Katherine Perry – Injury Lawyer in Springfield and Decatur, IL

“For me, the most important thing I do for my clients is explain the process: let them know what to expect, why things are happening and what their options are. I want my clients to understand that they have control of their case. It’s gratifying to know that my skills as a lawyer make a difference to people who are put in a position where they know they are not being treated fairly by an employer or insurance company.”

Personal Bio

Katherine was born and raised in a small, farming community in North-Central Illinois. She grew up in a working class family and spent several summers and holidays working in her family’s butcher shop. These experiences have shaped the way she approaches the law and her clients.

Katherine joined the Shay and Associates Law Firm team shortly after graduating from DePaul University College of Law. Civil litigation has allowed Katherine to expand her horizons while making a difference in the lives of her clients.

In her free time, Katherine enjoys reading classic literature, sewing, and volunteering with Sangamon County Animal Control.

Email: kperry@shayandassociates.com

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Product Liability
  • Premises Liability


  • DePaul University College of Law, Juris Doctor 2012
    • Honors: Treasurer, Justinian Society of Lawyers, Member, Journal of Women, Gender and the Law
  • University of Illinois at Springfield. Political Science 2009
    • Honors: Commencement Marshal, Cum Laude Honors, Capital Scholars Honors Program

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