It is with heavy hearts that Tressler LLP regretfully announces the sudden and accidental passing of attorney Si-Yong Yi.
No words can adequately express Tressler’s sadness for this loss and the gratitude we feel for Si-Yong’s many years of exemplary work and friendship.
“Si-Yong’s beautiful and kind spirit touched everyone she met. We will always remember her wit, intelligence, gentle manner and deep love of family. Like a shooting star, she lit up the night sky in this life, if only for a brief moment,” said Jennifer Johnson, a close colleague of Si-Yong and Partner in Tressler’s Chicago office. “Her family, friends and colleagues are a thousand times blessed to have known her.”
Si-Yong Yi was part of the Tressler family for nearly twelve years and she will be greatly missed. She joined Tressler in 2005 as a Law Clerk and was hired as an Associate in 2007. She was thrilled to be recently promoted to Partner at Tressler in April 2017. Si-Yong received her B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She earned her J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law, and was selected as a Rising Star by Illinois Super Lawyers every year since 2011. She particularly enjoyed Commercial Litigation and resolving business disputes, and her combination of legal knowledge, skill and personality made her a powerful advocate for all of her clients.
Si-Yong cherished her family and leaves behind her sister, Sophia (Myongsin) Yi, and brother, "Buddha" (Sung Mak) Yi. She was very close to them both. Si-Yong now joins her loving parents at peace.
Services celebrating Si-Yong’s life will be held at DuPage Memorial Chapel located at 951 West Washington Street in West Chicago, Illinois, 60185 on Monday, June 19th at 1:00pm.