Bret E. Taylor

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Bret E. Taylor

Bret E. Taylor


Bret E. Taylor is a partner in our Peoria office.

Bret represents employers in the defense of workers’ compensation and subrogation cases before the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, Circuit and Appellate Courts.

Bret is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, Missouri Bar Association, Peoria County Bar Association, the Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association and the Greater Peoria Claims Association.  He has been admitted to practice in Illinois, Missouri and Nebraska. He has also served as a guest lecturer at seminars and training sessions for Ganan & Shapiro and other organizations.

Bret graduated from the University of Iowa in 1990 and earned his J.D. from Creighton University in 1993.

He is an avid Iowa Hawkeyes and Los Angeles Dodgers fan. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and family, and is inspired by the movie Cheaper by the Dozen (the original 1950 version with Clifton Webb and Myrna Loy).






  • 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