Kenneth Lumb

Kenneth Lumb

Corboy & Demetrio

Recognized since 2019

Chicago, Illinois

Practice Areas

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs

Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

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Kenneth T. Lumb joined Corboy & Demetrio as a Chicago personal injury and medical malpractice lawyer in 1995, after a tour of duty in the United States Army, and was named Partner in 2015. As a captain in the Army's Judge Advocate General's Corps (JAG Corps), Mr. Lumb served four years as the Medical Claims Judge Advocate at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. His duties at the Defense Department's largest medical facility included medical malpractice defense and hospital law. He has also served as a Special Assistant United States Attorney. In 2003, he was mobilized in support of operation "Enduring Freedom" and spent six months on active duty at Walter Reed for which he received a Meritorious Service Medal. Mr. Lumb is currently a retired major in the U.S. Army Reserve.As a personal injury and medical malpractice trial lawyer at Corboy & Demetrio, Ken has obtained numerous multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients. He obtained an $11 million verdict on behalf of a child who suffered brain damage at birth; a $10.5 million verdict for the estate of a woman who died after being improperly anesthetized for hip surgery; a $1.75 million verdict for the family of an infant who died as the result of medical negligence; and a $1.7 million verdict for the family of a man killed by a packaging machine at a Nabisco plant. He has also secured, along with partner, Philip Harnett Corboy, Jr., a record-setting settlement of $7 million for a woman who was injured when she was struck by a malfunctioning automatic door as she entered a Target store.In addition to his trial work, Ken is an active member of many legal organizations, including the American Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, American Association for Justice where he is Chair of the Federal Torts and Military Advocacy Section, Illinois State Bar Association, where is Chair of the Standing Committee on Military Affairs, and the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, where he serves on the Medical Negligence Committee.In 2005, Ken was honored and profiled by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company as one of "40 Illinois Attorneys Under 40 to Watch." He is a member of the Leading Lawyers Network, a distinction earned by fewer than 5% of all lawyers in Illinois, and has an AV rating - the highest possible for any attorney - from the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory.He was also selected to Illinois Super Lawyers in 2014.Ken is the co-author, along with Thomas Demetrio, of the column "MedMal Matters" in Chicago Lawyer magazine. In addition, Ken has authored other legal articles and book chapters. He also lectures on a variety of legal and military topics.

  • 33 North Dearborn Street, 21st Floor
    Chicago, IL 60602
  • DePaul University, J.D., graduated 1991
  • University of Notre Dame, B.A., graduated 1988
Bar Admissions
  • Illinois, 1991
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Army Court of Military Review, 1992
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2000
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 2005

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Headquarters: Chicago, Illinois

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Special Focus:
  • COVID-19
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Lawyers Who Care About Military Families Award, 2011
  • "40 Attorneys Under Forty to Watch," Law Bulletin Publishing Company, 2005
  • Leading Lawyers Network Member - Top 5% of all Illinois attorneys
  • Best Lawyers in America, Personal Injury-Plaintiffs, 2019
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
  • Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs


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