Founded in 1979 as a small firm in Rushville, Illinois, Kanoski Bresney has developed into one of the most respected injury law firms serving central Illinois. From a single office, we have grown into a large regional powerhouse with offices in Springfield, Bloomington, Champaign, Decatur, Macomb, Pekin, Quincy and Rushville. Serving Urban and Rural Clients, our firm limits its practice to personal injury cases. As a result of that concentration, our professional legal team has the experience and knowledge needed to help injured people. We have attorneys who work exclusively in workers' compensation, injury negotiations, and injury litigation. The unique structure of our firm allows us to provide effective representation at each stage of our clients' cases. We are recognized as one of the most technically advanced law firms in central Illinois, having developed proprietary software to help track our clients' cases from intake through negotiations or litigation. Our ability to efficiently manage injury cases allows us to accept auto accident, defective product, and premises liability cases involving serious injuries and financial losses.
With more than $350 million in verdicts and settlements involving personal injury and workers' compensation cases, we have earned the respect of the legal establishment throughout central Illinois. By focusing on injury cases for more than 35 years, we have developed the skill, experience, and reputation necessary to effectively negotiate with insurance companies. However, we are committed to ensuring that our counsel remains targeted on serving the best interests of our clients. When injuries occur, the attorneys at our firm help our clients get the respect, response and results® they deserve.
The attorneys at Kanoski Bresney have the education, knowledge and tested know how of any big city lawyer, but consider themselves "your" pre-eminent central Illinois' hometown lawyers.
- Ronald J. Kanoski
- Todd A. Bresney
- Charles N. Edmiston
- Larry A. Apfelbaum
- John J. Waldman
- Kathy A. Olivero
- Jeffrey I. Cisco
- Thomas R. Ewick
- William J. Harrington
- Joseph T. Moran
Ronald Kanoski graduated from Loyola Law School in 1974. He was a successful trial attorney with record verdicts in rural Illinois. Under his careful management and strategic planning, the law firm grew to eight offices, employed 12 attorneys and had over 40 legal assistants by 2002. Ron made it a practice to hire attorneys with the skill to routinely champion victims against multibillion dollar insurance companies, Fortune 100 companies and defense lawyers from St. Louis and Chicago. In 2011, Ron partnered with Todd Bresney.
Todd Bresney is a trial lawyer with 19 years of experience. He started his legal career working for insurance clients in Chicago. Like his partner, he has broken record verdicts in central Illinois. Todd specializes in high profile and catastrophic cases throughout the state and beyond, including a recent multi- million dollar federal trucking case in Las Vegas, Nevada. He is on the Board of Managers for ILTLA, has been named as one of the Law Bulletin Publishing Company's 40 under 40 attorneys, and is named as a National Top 100 Trial Attorney. He is also a frequent lecturer and local news agency legal contributor on current events.
Above Photo Front Row From Left: Larry Apfelbaum, Ronald Kanoski*, Todd Bresney*, Kathy Olivero Back Row From Left: Bill Harrington, Jeff Cisco**, Chuck Edmiston, John Waldman, John Dodd**, Tom Ewick
*Leading Lawyer **Emerging Lawyer