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Attorney Profile

Katherine E. Perry 

Katherine E. Perry

Katherine E. Perry 


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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 spending time with her family.


  • DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • Juris Doctor - 2012
  • University of Illinois, Springfield, Illinois
    • B.S. - 2009
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Commencement Marshal
    • Honors: Capital Scholars Honors Program
    • Major: Political Science

Bar Admission

  • Illinois, 2012
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 2014
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Central District of Illinois, 2018

Representative Clients

  • Individuals injured in motor vehicle accidents
  • Individuals who have experienced medical malpractice
  • Individuals injured in the workplace


  • English

Professional Associations

  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member, 2012 to Present
  • Decatur Bar Association, Member, 2012 to Present
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 2012 to Present
  • Justinian Society of Lawyers, Treasurer, 2009 to 2012
  • Journal of Women, Gender and the Law, Member, 2009 to 2012

Current Employment Position

  • Attorney