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Timothy Shay

Following the untimely and tragic death of Kelly Wilson in 2016, who was survived by two young children, her parents, Leo and Kathy Wilson, retained Shay & Associates Law Firm to prosecute a civil wrongful death claim against the State of Illinois in the Illinois Court of Claims. Prior to Denning’s arraignment on December 21, 2018, attorneys Timothy Shay and Graham Ogilvy tirelessly investigated the accident, took numerous depositions, and obtained the opinions of an expert accident reconstructionist, all of which provided assistance to Special Prosecutor Ed Parkinson in the criminal case against Denning. At the hearing on Thursday, January 28, 2021, Denning finally admitted responsibility for the death of Kelly Wilson and recklessness in the operation of his vehicle. Now that Denning has plead guilty, Shay & Associates will continue with the prosecution of the civil wrongful death claim. Please see the corresponding Herald & Review article and WAND TV News Report, linked below.