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Clifford I. Ganan

Founding Partner


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DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois (J.D., 1965)
University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois (B.S., 1962)

Admitted To Practice:

Supreme Court of the State of Illinois, 1965
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1965


Founding Partner, Ganan & Shapiro, P.C., Chicago, Illinois, (established 1970)

Professional Affiliation:

Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association
Illinois Self-Insurers Association

Iowa Self-Insurers Association
International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions (IAIABC)
Vice Chairman, Associate Members Council
National Council of Self-Insurers (NCSI)

Professional Members Liaison to the Executive Committee

Guest Lecturer:

General Casualty Adjusters Seminars
Cannon Cochran MSI Workers’ Compensation
Seminar, Danville, Illinois
West Suburban Industrial Nurses Association
National Business Institute Workers’ Compensation Seminar
Kmart Adjusters Seminar A.D.A. Round Table Panel, IAIABC InternationalConvention, Little Rock, Arkansas
Illinois Workers’ Compensation Seminar for Michigan-based adjusters, Troy, Michigan
“The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” moderator, IAIABC International Convention, Newport,
Rhode Island
“Workers’ Compensation in the Millennium ‘Is the Sky Falling?” IAIABC International Convention, Washington, D.C.
“Anatomy of a Workers’ Compensation Claim” Seminar, Radisson Hotel, Rosemont, Illinois, 2000
“Judicial Accountability” presentation National Council of Self-Insurers National Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2002
“Claims Management” Workers’ Compensation Claims Association Seminar, Westmont, Illinois, 2003


Workers’ Compensation in Illinois, “Issues and Answers,” Contributing Author
Foreign Assets Control Regulations, Fall 2003 IAIABC Journal
Vocational Rehabilitation and The Illegal Alien, Fall 2004 IAIABC Journal

Clifford I. Ganan

Clifford I. Ganan was the founding partner of Ganan & Shapiro, P.C.  Mr. Ganan established the firm in 1970, with his partner, Jay Shapiro.  He spent his career defending employers throughout Illinois, concentrating his practice on workers’ compensation defense.

Mr. Ganan served as a guest lecturer on both the local and national level, including the Illinois State Bar Association, the National Council of Self-Insurers and International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions. Mr. Ganan was a contributing author in the IAIABC’s journal, including such articles as Foreign Assets Control Regulations, 2003 and Vocational Rehabilitation and the Illegal Alien, 2004.

Mr. Ganan received his J.D., from DePaul University College of Law, 1965.  He earned his bachelors degree from the University of Illinois, Champaign in 1962.

He passed away on February 6, 2022.