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Paul D. Dykstra



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The Law School at Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa (J.D., 1993)
Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois (B.s., Magna Cum Laude, 1990)
University of Illinois, Champaign. Illinois (1986-1989)

Admitted To Practice:

Supreme Court of the State of Illinois, 1993
U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois, 1993
U.S. Court of Appeals. Seventh Circuit, 1993


Partner, Ganan &. Shapiro, P.c., Peoria, Illinois, 2005
Associate, Ganan &. Shapiro, P.c., Peoria. Illinois, 2001 -2005
Associate. Crowley. Rubin &. Portela. Peoria, Illinois, 1997-2001
Associate. Harvey &. Stuckel. Chtd., Peoria. Illinois, 1993-1997

Professional Affiliation:

Workers' Compensation Lawyers Association
Workers' Compensation Claims Association
Illinois State Bar Association
Peoria County Bar Association

Guest Lecturer:

Workers' Compensation Claims Association
Fremont Compensation Seminars
Cambridge Integrated Services Seminar
General Casualty Adjusters Seminar
Hawk Agency Lecture Series


The Thankless Task of Computing Interest on Workers'
Compensation Awards, " 1980. Co-author
Illinois Bar Journal 510, October 1992

Paul D. Dykstra

Paul D. Dykstra is a partner in Ganan & Shapiro’s Peoria office.  Mr. Dykstra represents businesses in the defense of workers’ compensation cases before arbitrators, the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, Circuit and Appellate Courts. Mr. Dykstra currently handles matters pending in Kewanee, Illinois.

Mr. Dykstra has served as a guest lecturer for a number of seminars and training sessions.  Mr. Dykstra is a member of several organizations, including the Illinois State Bar Association, the Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association and the Peoria County Bar Association.

Mr. Dykstra joined Ganan & Shapiro as an associate attorney in 2001. He earned his J.D., from The Law School at Drake University in 1993. He graduated magna cum laude from Bradley University in 1990.