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Bret E. Taylor



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Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska (J.D., 1993)
University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa (B.B.A., 1990)

Admitted To Practice:

Supreme Court of the State of Illinois, 1994
Supreme Court of the State of Missouri, 1993
Supreme Court of the State of Nebraska, 1994-1998
U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska, 1994
U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois, 1996


Partner, Ganan & Shapiro, P.C., Peoria, Illinois, 2008
Associate, Ganan & Shapiro, P.C., Peoria, Illinois, 2001-2008
Associate, Partner, Hasselberg, Williams, Grebe & Snodgrass, Peoria, Illinois, 1996-2001
Associate, Law Offices of C. Marshall Friedman, St. Louis, Missouri, 1993-1996

Professional Affiliation:

Illinois State Bar Association
Missouri Bar Association, 1993-2000
Peoria County Bar Association
American Inns of Court, Abraham Lincoln Inn, 1996-2001
Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association

Guest Lecturer:

Lorman Education Series, Introduction to
Workers’ Compensation
Greater Peoria Claims Association, Workers’
Compensation Seminar Series
Walmart Adjusters’ Seminar
Gallagher Bassett Workers’ Compensation and
Safety/Risk Seminar
General Casualty Adjusters’ Seminar
Society Insurance Workers’ Compensation
Adjusters’ Seminar
Introduction to Workers’ Compensation, Westin
Hotel, Rosemont, IL 2004
2005 Amendments to the Illinois Workers’
Compensation Act, Manginno’s Restaurant,
Chicago, IL, 2006
Advanced Workers’ Compensation Seminar, Maxim
Building, Peoria, IL, 2007

Bret E. Taylor

Bret E. Taylor is a partner in Ganan & Shapiro’s Peoria office.  Mr. Taylor represents businesses in the defense of workers’ compensation cases before arbitrators, the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, Circuit and Appellate Courts. Mr. Taylor currently handles matters pending in Peoria and Kewanee, Illinois.

Mr. Taylor has served as a guest lecturer for a number of seminars and training sessions.  Mr. Taylor is a member of several organizations, including the Illinois State Bar Association, Missouri Bar Association and the Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association.  Mr. Taylor has been admitted to practice in Illinois, Missouri and Nebraska.

Mr. Taylor joined Ganan & Shapiro as an associate attorney in 2001. He earned his J.D., from Creighton University in 1993. He graduated from the University of Iowa in 1990.