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Roby M. Javoronok


Roby Javoronok joined Kanoski Bresney as an associate in October 2020 with over 14 years of workers' compensation experience. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he spent his childhood in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. Roby graduated cum laude at Western Illinois University and Illinois Centennial Honors College before attending law school at Southern Illinois University. He enjoys traveling and working throughout Illinois. After law school, he has happily resided in Central Illinois.

Roby concentrates his practice on workers' compensation and civil litigation. Roby has litigated cases on behalf of petitioners and respondents in each Illinois Workers Compensation Commission venue, giving him great familiarity with tendencies of a wide number of opposing attorneys and developing strong relationships with judges, arbitrators, and commissioners. He has obtained several favorable decisions from arbitrators and has successfully argued before the Illinois Appellate Court.

With experience in civil litigation, Roby also appears in circuit and appellate courts. Roby is a litigator at heart and has a passion for securing favorable verdicts for his clients. Furthermore, Roby knows the value of negotiating favorable settlements to avoid delays caused by trial. He knows the strategic value of utilizing investigation, depositions, and medical experts to leverage favorable settlements, or to be fully prepared for trial while remaining cost-sensitive in achieving the client's desired result.

Roby has conducted numerous seminars for clients and colleagues regarding workers' compensation laws and strategic case handling. He received multiple "Emerging Lawyer" awards in Leading Lawyers magazine, a distinction that is only given to the top 2% of the lawyers in the state of Illinois under the age of 40.

He is an avid golfer and played Division I golf for Western Illinois University. A competitor by nature, Roby has a passion for resolving legal problems for clients, friends, and family. He values relationships and understands the virtues of effective and tactful communication.

Areas of Practice


  • Southern Illinois University School of Law, Carbondale, IL
    • J.D. - 2005
  • Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL
    • B.S. - 2002
    • Cum Laude
    • Major: Law Enforcement and Justice Administration
  • Illinois Centennial Honors College, Macomb, IL
    • 2002
    • Minor in Pre-Law

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2005

Honors and Awards

  • D1AA All American Scholar Athletic Award
  • Leading Lawyers - 2015 – 2019 Emerging Lawyer
    • The top 2% of lawyers under 40 years old and/or practicing less than 10 years

Current/Past Affiliations or Offices Held

  • Make A Wish Foundation
  • Phi Sigma Criminal Justice Honor Society
  • Golden Key Honor Society
  • Member - Illinois State, Sangamon, Peoria, and McLean County Bar Associations
  • Workers' Compensation Lawyers' Association (WCLA)
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers' Association (ITLA)

Relevant Past Employment Positions

  • James Kelly Law Firm – Peoria, IL
    • October 2018 – October 2020
    • Attorney
  • Ganan & Shapiro, P.C. – Peoria, IL
    • May 2015 – October 2018
    • Workers' Compensation Defense Attorney
  • Brady, Connolly & Masuda, P.C. – Bloomington, IL
    • January 2008 – May 2015
    • Workers' Compensation Defense Attorney
  • John V. Boshardy & Associates – Springfield, IL
    • June 2006 – June 2007
    • Workers' Compensation & Personal Injury – Plaintiff/Petitioner – Attorney
  • United Financial Systems, Corp. – Central/Southern, IL
    • February 2006 – June 2006
    • Trust & Estate Planning – Attorney
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