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Margaret Shealy

Making A Difference: Margaret Shealy - ExpertBail Bond Agent - Bail Bondsman - ExpertBail.comIf you ask most people what they do for a living, you usually get the typical short answer: I am a postman, doctor, salesman, etc. But if you ask ExpertBail Agent, Margaret Shealy, you get an incredible story about family, commitment and passion…and yes, she is talking about her bail bond business.

Margaret didn’t decide one day to go into the bail bond business; she was born into it. And when we say born into it, we really mean it…she has bail bonds running through her blood. A second generation bail bond agent, Margaret gives thanks and credit to her parents. Her father got into the business back in 1958 and her mother took over the business years later.

As Margaret explains, she has tough shoes to fill. Her parents approached the bail business with a passion and fervor that few others do. But as she explains, it was never about the money…it was always about the people. There have been times when Margaret has contemplated if the bail industry was right for her. She feels she can’t just write bail for the money, it has to be right for the co-signers as well as the defendant. Even today, when describing the business, Margaret doesn’t talk about bail; she talks about the people and the stories. She describes, “Everyday is different in this business. You never know who is going to walk in the door next and what their story is going to be about. That is what makes this business so great.”

While bail is her business, Margaret’s passion goes much further. She is an avid horse lover and has shown horses competitively for many years. She continues to live in and support her local community in every way she can. Most recently, she has decided to volunteer at a local surgery center.

Bail Bond Shealy’s has earned a terrific reputation over the years that was set by her parents and she promises to maintain and protect. However, it’s not that simple she states, “It has not always been easy to do the right thing, especially when some competitors are making it tough for you to stay in business with their unethical practices.” Even still, ethics and principles shine through with Margaret.

We thank you for the passion, energy, ethics and principles Margaret. You are a great ambassador for ExpertBail and even a better ambassador for life. We are proud to call Margaret a Trusted Member of the ExpertBail Network.

Professional Biography of

Denny K. Behrend



Denny Behrend is in good company.  He has shared the title of deputy U.S. Marshal with such legendary American figures as Wild Bill Hickok, Bat Masterson, and the three Earp Brothers; Virgil, Morgan, and Wyatt.


While not as celebrated as his illustrious predecessors, the Washington native and former Seattle police officer served the Western District of Washington with distinction and valor for
twenty-seven years, retiring in 2001. 


And, though Denny may not have been famous, some of his cases were; such as that of Christopher Boyce of "The Falcon and the Snowman" fame.  Denny was among the team of federal agents that tracked and arrested prison-escapee Boyce, in Port Angeles, Washington and bank robbers Joseph Dougherty and Terry Lee Connors.  He also escorted serial arsonist Martin Pang from his safe haven in Brazil to Seattle to stand trial for multiple murders. 


But this was all just another day at the office for Denny.  For more than a decade he managed the U.S. Marshal’s, Western District, fugitive apprehension detail with previous assignments in witness protection, bank security, prisoner transfer, and assets forfeiture. 


While Denny’s career in law enforcement was stellar, retirement was something less than what he expected.  “He flunked it,” says his wife, Gayle, co-C.E.O of Lacey OMalley Bail Bonds, the oldest agency in the state (founded 1945).  He is currently Lacey OMalley’s Vice President and Director of Public Relations, regularly demonstrating his knowledge and proficiency in marketing, public relations, and the Federal, State, County, and Municipal court systems. 


His Expert-level knowledge of the criminal justice system is second to none as is his ability to establish productive working arrangements with its diverse community and officials.  He is esteemed by the law enforcement community, the judiciary, and members of the bar.  Following Maurice Clemmons’ mass murder of four Lakewood police officers, it was Denny to whom members of the media turned to for perspective on the bail system that had enabled the killer’s freedom.  A distinct honor, in 2010, Denny was selected to serve as a committee chairperson on Washington State Governor Christine Gregoire’s taskforce to implement bail reform.  Even the accused and the criminals appreciate him for the respect he has provided as a lawman, and continues to provide as a businessman.  It is a belief totally in sync with Lacey OMalley and its core values.  


Denny, a board member of Washington Crime Stoppers, was introduced to Gayle (a former
Miss Tri-Cities) by John Walsh of America’s Most Wanted fame.  Together they are the proud parents of Denny’s four children (from a previous marriage), and energetically work, play, and generally enjoy their world together.  Denny’s life has been, and continues to be, one dedicated to serving others.  That’s a good thing…even if he isn’t Wyatt Earp.