Timothy Shay

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Decatur, IL

Shay & Associates Law Firm, LLC
 | 260 E. Wood St., Decatur, IL 62523
Phone: 217-619-8191
Fax: 217-425-5901
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019
Licensed Since: 1986
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Workers' Compensation: Claimant (30%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Timothy Shay is the founder and owner of Shay & Associates Law Firm, which has offices in Springfield and Decatur, Illinois. A top-rated, award-winning attorney with more than 30 years of legal experience, Mr. Shay represents clients throughout Illinois who have legal needs involving any of the following:

  • Workers’ compensation
  • Personal injury
  • Medical malpractice
  • Product liability
  • Premises liability

A 1983 graduate of the University of Illinois, Mr. Shay obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri School of Law in 1986. Both the Illinois State Bar Association and The Missouri Bar admitted him to practice the following year, and he is also admitted to practice before all U.S. District Court in Illinois.

Through his deep and abiding passion for the law, Mr. Shay has achieved notable success advocating on behalf of those suffering as the result of a workplace accident or from an accident caused by someone else's negligence or wrongdoing. Over the course of his career, Mr. Shay has litigated more than 50 jury trials to verdict and handled hundreds of workers' compensation arbitrations as well as numerous appeals.

From his efforts, he has recovered millions of dollars in total compensation for his plaintiff clients, and he has earned a reputation as one of the country's leading trial advocates as made evident by his designation as a leading lawyer. He also holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell for his high ethical standards and exceptional legal abilities.

Mr. Shay's success has come from his unwavering dedication to those he serves. Known as a compassionate attorney, he works with his clients directly and offers trustworthy, straightforward advice to help them understand what to expect so that there will be no surprises.

In addition, Mr. Shay conducts continuing legal education seminars as a faculty member of the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, and he lectures extensively throughout the state on legal topics related to his practice areas. He also maintains active involvement with several local, state and national legal organizations, including the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, the Illinois State Bar Association and The Missouri Bar. Additionally, he is a member of the Decatur Bar Association, where he volunteers his time and services for the organization's Land of Lincoln Pro Bono Program.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (30%): Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Workers' Compensation (30%)

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (30%): Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis

Personal Injury - Products (10%): Products Liability

Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Products Liability

Selections

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Super Lawyers: 2019

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About Timothy Shay

Admitted: 1986, Illinois

Professional Webpage: https://shayandassociates.com/timothy-shay-springfield-decat...

Honors/Awards:

  •  Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated Lawyer, 2017-Present
  • One of the Leading Attorneys
  • Leading Lawyer, 2017-Present

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Teaching Yearly Workers’ Compensation Seminar, 1992 – Present 
  • Illinois Federal Court, 1987
  • Missouri, 1987
  • Member of the Missouri State Bar Association, 1987-Present
  • Illinois, 1986
  • Member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 1988-Present
  • Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (IICLE) Faculty 1992-Present, Teaching Yearly Workers' Compensation Seminar
  • AV rated attorney with Martindale-Hubbell, 2017-Present
  • Member of the Illinois State Bar Association, 1985-Present
  • Member of the Decatur Bar Association, 1992-Present
  • Leading Lawyer, 2017-Present
  • Member of the Sangamon County Bar Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Hope Institute Ambassador, 2017-Present 
  • Decatur Bar Association, Land of Lincoln Pro Bono Program, 1996-Present

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Frequent Speaker before the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education.  

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Since 2008, over $55.6 million dollars in settlement funds collected for our clients. $3,000,000 Illinois Institutional Negligence, 2017. $2,800,000 motor vehicle collision settlement, Macon County, 2001. $1,600,000 motor vehicle collision settlement, Sangamon County, 2013. $1,500,000 medical malpractice settlement, Champaign County, 2011. $1,000,000 medical malpractice settlement for policy limits against a Macon County obstetrician for negligent delivery of a fetus leading to permanent brain injury, 2015. $1,000,000 medical malpractice settlement, Macon County, 1997. $975,000 medical malpractice settlement, Sangamon County, 2011. $800,000 medical malpractice settlement against a medical provider of a correctional facility for its failure to timely diagnose and treat an inmate for colon-rectal cancer leading to his death, 2015. $773,143 motor vehicle settlement, Knox County, 2006. $750,000 wrongful death medical malpractice claim in Montgomery County involving a failure to diagnose a heart attack, 2014. $550,000 medical malpractice settlement, Macon County, April 2012. $511,000 judgment, dog bite case, Sangamon County, 2012. $500,000 swimming pool accident settlement, Sangamon County, 2013. $500,000 motor vehicle collision, jury verdict, Sangamon County, 2007. $500,000 medical malpractice, jury verdict, Christian County, 2002. $500,000 medical malpractice settlement, Macon County, 2000. $400,000 motor vehicle collision settlement, Madison County, 2003. $400,000 medical malpractice settlement, Macon County, 2001. $400,000 motor vehicle collision settlement, Macon County, 2007. $400,000 motor vehicle collision settlement, Christian County, 2007. $335,000 medical malpractice settlement, McLean County, 2007. $325,997 workers’ compensation settlement, Sangamon County, neck and shoulder 2014. $300,000 workers’ compensation settlement, Christian County, 2010. $300,000 workers’ compensation settlement, Macon County, 2014. $300,000 zip line accident resulting in jaw fractures, Macon County, 2016. $290,000 Personal injury settlement, Peoria County, 2014. $278,500 motor vehicle collision settlement, Macon County, 2003. $275,000 auto injury in Macon County involving a fractured hip, 2014. $274,230 motor vehicle accident settlement, Macon County, 2008. $270,000 motor vehicle accident settlement, Coles County, 2011. $250,000 workers’ compensation settlement, Coles County, injured knee, 2009. $250,000 motor vehicle collision settlement, Macon County, 2002. $250,000 workers’ compensation, back injury, Macon County, 2015. $250,000 workers’ compensation settlement, leg and shoulder injury, Champaign County 2014. $250,000 workers’ compensation settlement, back injury, Macon County 2013. $250,000 workers’ compensation settlement, back injury, Macon County 2011. $250,000 medical malpractice settlement, Macon County, 2015. $250,000 medical malpractice settlement, Logan County, 2015. $250,000 medical malpractice settlement, Effingham County, 2009. $240,000 workers’ compensation settlement, Sangamon County, 2011. $240,000 workers’ compensation settlement, Macon County, 2013. $240,000 personal injury settlement for pedestrian killed by motor vehicle,  Sangamon County, 2016. $240,000 workers’ compensation settlement, Macon County, fractured foot, 2009. $228,000 premises liability, jury verdict, Macon County, 1993. $225,000 personal injury settlement, Sangamon County, 2012. $225,000 workers’ compensation settlement, back injury, DeWitt County, 2016. $221,177 workers’ compensation settlement, Coles County, 2010. $215,000 workers’ compensation settlement, Sangamon County, 2006. $215,000 workers’ compensation settlement,  shoulder injury, Macon County, 2015. $215,000 personal injury  settlement, Sangamon County, 2014. $213,000 personal injury settlement, Sangamon County, 2016. $210,000 workers’ compensation settlement, Macon County, injured shoulder, 2008. $200,000 settlement for motor vehicle accident, Macon County, 2016. $200,000 personal injury settlement, Sangamon County, 2010. $200,000 auto injury settlement involving motorcycle accident, Macon County, 2015. $200,000 wrongful death settlement, Champaign County, 2010. $200,000 medical malpractice settlement, Macon County, 2016. $198,000  settlement, nursing home neglect and abuse, Macon County 2015. $192,500 motor vehicle settlement Macon County, fractured leg, 2008. $185,000 workers’ compensation settlement, neck injury, 2012. $185,000 settlement motor vehicle accident, Sangamon County, 2014. $180,000 nursing home neglect settlement, Champaign County, 2013. $175,000 workers’ compensation settlement, Peoria County, fractured wrist, 2009. $175,000 medical malpractice settlement, Champaign County, 2013. $170,000 motor vehicle collision settlement, Sangamon County, 2016. $165,000 workers’ compensation settlement Sangamon County, 2015. $164,321 personal injury and workers’ compensation settlement, Macon County, 2011. $160,000 negligence, record jury verdict, Logan County, 1999. $160,000 workers’ compensation settlement, hands and arms, Sangamon County 2009. $159,040 medical malpractice settlement, Sangamon County, 2010. $159,000 workers’ compensation settlement, Sangamon County, 2017. $157,443 personal injury settlement, Macon County, 2009. $150,000.00 workers’ compensation settlement, Sangamon County, 2013. $150,000 workers’ compensation settlement, back injury, Moultrie County, 2014. $150,000  medical malpractice settlement, Sangamon County, 2012. $150,000 workers’ compensation award, Sangamon County, injured shoulder, 2005. $140,000 motor vehicle accident settlement, Macon County, 2010. $125,000 personal injury jury award, Macon County, 2010. $124,146 workers’ compensation settlement, Sangamon County, 2011. $120,000 personal injury settlement, Sangamon County, 2017. $100,000 sexual assault case settlement, Sangamon County, 2013. Permanent total disability workers’ compensation award, Sangamon County, 2016. Permanent total disability workers’ compensation award, Sangamon County, 2016. Permanent total disability workers’ compensation award, Coles County, 2016. Permanent total disability workers’ compensation award, Sangamon County, 2014. Permanent total disability workers’ compensation award, Sangamon County, 2010. Permanent total disability workers’ compensation award, Sangamon County, 2017. Permanent total disability workers’ compensation award, Logan County, 2016. Permanent total disability workers’ compensation award, back injury, Sangamon County, 2015. Permanent total disability workers’ compensation award, Macon County, 2009. Permanent total disability workers’ compensation awards, Sangamon County, 2007 and 2003. Permanent total disability workers’ compensation award, Sangamon County, 2007. Permanent total disability workers’ compensation award, Macon County, 2006. Permanent total disability workers’ compensation awards, Macon County, 2005 and 2000. Permanent total disability workers’ compensation award, Macon County, 2005. Permanent total disability workers’ compensation award, Macon County, 2004. Permanent total disability workers’ compensation award, Macon County, 2002

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Educational Background:

  • University of Illinois, Bachelor of Science Degree in Commerce and Business Administration, 1983
Office Location for Timothy Shay

260 E. Wood St.
Decatur, IL 62523

Phone: 217-619-8191

Fax: 217-425-5901

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Last Updated: 5/16/2019

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