Jerome J. Webb

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Jerome J. Webb

Jerome J. Webb


Jerome J. Webb is of counsel in our Chicago office.

Jerry represents employers and insurance carriers in the defense of workers’ compensation and subrogation matters before the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, Circuit and Appellate Courts.

Jerry is a member of the Illinois Bar Association and a past president of the Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association. He has been a guest lecturer in seminars presented by Ganan & Shapiro, as well as the Illinois State Bar Association and National Council of Self-Insurers. Jerry is also a certified arbitrator for the Circuit Court of Cook County.

Jerry received his bachelor’s degree from Northern Illinois University in 1969 and his J.D. from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago-Kent College of Law in 1973.

Prior to joining Ganan & Shapiro, Jerry worked as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Illinois from 1973 to 1989, serving as the Division Chief for the Industrial Commission Division, among others during his tenure.  Following his service to the State, Mr. Webb worked for a private firm prior to joining Ganan & Shapiro.

Jerry is an avid golfer and connoisseur of fine wine, scotch, and cigars. He also enjoys fishing (on ice and otherwise), as well as spending time with his wife and family. He is kept busy by his two Labrador retrievers, Maybellene and Lucille. He roots for the Chicago Blackhawks in winter and the Chicago Cubs in summer (and occasionally in the fall).








  • Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago, Illinois (J.D., 1973)
  • Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois (B.S., 1969)

Admitted To Practice:

  • Supreme Court of the State of Illinois, 1973
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1973
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 1974
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1976


  • Partner, Ganan & Shapiro, P.C., Chicago, Illinois, 2000
  • Associate, Ganan & Shapiro, P.C., Chicago, Illinois, 1994-2000
  • Associate, Koutsky, Boudreau, Lassen & Mason, Chicago, Illinois, 1989-1994
  • Assistant Attorney General, State of Illinois Attorney General's office, 1973-1989
    • Division Chief: Industrial Commission Division
    • Accounts for Collection Division
    • Unemployment Insurance Division

Professional Affiliation:

  • Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association: Past President
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Past Member, Workers’ Compensation Section Council
  • International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions
  • Adjusters Association of Central Illinois
  • Illinois Self-Insurers Association
  • National Council of Self-Insurers
  • Certified Arbitrator, Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois