Stephanie Shay-Williams – Injury Attorney in Springfield and Decatur, IL

“Our clients come to us at one of the worst points in their life. They’ve suffered some kind of injury, so they can’t work – and in turn, can’t pay their bills, or the insurance company is giving them the runaround. The structure of their life has been ripped apart. They look to me to make things right, to fight for them. They trust me to advocate for them, and I become totally invested in their case.”

Personal Bio

Stephanie Shay-Williams, daughter of the firm's founder, Tim Shay, has been around the law all of her life. Beginning in high school, Stephanie spent summer vacations and school breaks working at the firm and practically grew up in the Springfield office.

Stephanie attended the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, earning a bachelor of arts degree in history. During her undergraduate studies, she was involved in the History Department Honors Program, Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, and National Society of Collegiate Scholars.

Stephanie graduated cum laude from Northern Illinois University College of Law. While a law student, Stephanie held a graduate assistantship in the Human Resource Services’ Affirmative Action and Diversity Resource Center. As part of her graduate assistantship, she investigated employment and discrimination based complaints. She was also a member of the Women’s Law Caucus.

Stephanie joined Shay & Associates in 2013. In her free time, she enjoys gardening and running. She lives in the Springfield area with her husband, son, and two dogs.

Email: [email protected]

Areas of Practice

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

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2013


  • Northern Illinois University College of Law, Juris Doctor 2013
    • Honors: Cum Laude
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, BA in History, 2010

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Illinois State Bar Association, 2013 – Present: Member
  • Decatur Bar Association, 2013 – Present: Member
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 2013 – Present: Member

Shay & Associates

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