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Elaine T. Newquist



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DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois (J.D., 1986)
Rosary College, River Forest, Illinois (B.S., Cum Laude, 1983)

Admitted To Practice:

U.S. Supreme Court, 2003
Supreme Court of the State of Illinois, 1986
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1986


Partner, Ganan & Shapiro, P.C., Chicago, Illinois, 1998
Associate, Ganan & Shapiro, P.C., Chicago, Illinois, 1986-1998

Professional Affiliation:

Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association

Past President

Board of Directors

Illinois State Bar Association
Illinois Self-Insurers Association
International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions
Consultant to the Coverage

Compliance, and Regulations Committee
National Council of Self-Insurers

Professional Member

Guest Lecturer:

Wal-Mart Annual Claim Reviews
Tyson Annual Attorney Meeting

Elaine T. Newquist

Elaine T. Newquist is a partner in Ganan & Shapiro’s Chicago office.  Ms. Newquist represents businesses in the defense of workers’ compensation cases before arbitrators, the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, Circuit and Appellate Courts. Ms. Newquist handles cases throughout the northern half of Illinois.

Ms. Newquist has served on the Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association’s board of directors and is a past President of the organization. She has also served on the Compliance and Regulations Committee for the IAIABC. She is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and an auxiliary member of the National Council of Self Insurers.

Ms. Newquist joined Ganan & Shapiro as an associate attorney in 1986. Ms. Newquist earned her J.D., from DePaul University College of Law in 1986. She graduated cum laude from Rosary College in 1983.