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Melissa L. McEndree



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Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan (J.D., Cum Laude, 2000)
Law Review, Associate Editor, 1998-1999
Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois (M.S., 1998)
Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, Illinois (B.A., 1991)

Admitted To Practice:

Supreme Court of the State of Illinois, 2000
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2000


Partner, Ganan & Shapiro, P.C.,

Chicago, Illinois, 2018

Associate, Ganan & Shapiro, P.C., Chicago, Illinois, 2002
Associate, Law Offices of Peter F. Ferracuti, P.C., Ottawa, Illinois, 2000-2002
Assistant State’s Attorney, LaSalle County State's Attorney's Office, Ottawa, Illinois, 2000

Professional Affiliation:

Illinois State Bar Association
Co-editor ISBA Workers’ Compensation Newsletter, 2004-2005
Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association

Guest Lecturer:

Society Insurance Seminar


“No Repetitive Requirement for Repetitive Trauma Accident,” ISBA Newsletter, June 2005

Melissa L. McEndree

Melissa L. McEndree is a partner in Ganan & Shapiro’s Chicago office.  Ms. McEndree defends businesses at arbitration, before the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, Circuit and Appellate Courts. Ms. McEndree currently appears in the Chicago and Geneva, Illinois venues.

Ms. McEndree has served as a guest lecturer for numerous client training seminars. Ms. McEndree is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and the Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association. Ms. McEndree joined the firm in 2002 after working for a private firm, as well as the LaSalle County State’s Attorney’s office.

Ms. McEndree earned her J.D., from Thomas M. Cooley Law School, where she graduated cum laude in 2000. She served as an associate editor of law review from 1998 through 1999. Ms. McEndree earned her master’s degree from Illinois State University in 1998 and her bachelor’s degree from Illinois Wesleyan University in 1991.