Kenneth A. Hoffman

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Chicago, Illinois

Mitchell Hoffman & Wolf, LLC
Kenneth A. Hoffman
Mitchell Hoffman & Wolf, LLC

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice; view more

Licensed in Illinois since: 1991

Education: Washington University in St. Louis School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2006, 2012 - 2023

Mitchell Hoffman & Wolf, LLC

221 North LaSalle
Suite 1148
Chicago, IL 60601 Visit website


A serious injury changes the victim’s life forever, but Kenneth A. Hoffman, founding partner of Mitchell, Hoffman & Wolf LLC, understands that holding a negligent party accountable may ease the financial impact of the event. For the past 25 years, Mr. Hoffman has represented people in Chicago, Illinois, and throughout Cook County, aggressively seeking justice for those who were harmed in car and truck collisions. He has also advocated fiercely for families who have lost loved ones to nursing home neglect, birth injuries or other medical errors.

The permanent nature of physical and emotional damages often caused by careless mistakes leads Mr. Hoffman to push for large awards for his clients. Consequently, he has frequently achieved multimillion-dollar verdicts. In one case, his clients received a $6.25 million settlement after a doctor’s failure to properly monitor an infant’s heart rate during labor, which caused cerebral palsy and brain damage. Another client was offered a $1.97 million settlement after doctors missed a diagnosis of mouth cancer.

Because of his successes as a personal injury attorney, Mr. Hoffman has been featured numerous times in the media. In addition, he has been included in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin’s prestigious 40 Under Forty list, which honors the top lawyers in Illinois under age 40.

Beginning with his law degree from Washington University School of Law, Mr. Hoffman has continuously pursued the highest level of knowledge in the field. His professional memberships in the state include the Illinois State Bar Association, the Chicago Bar Association and the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association. On the national level, he is a member of the American Association for Justice and the American Bar Association. He served on the board of advocates of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and has been the Chicago Bar Association Tort Litigation Committee chairman.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Birth Injury, Brain Injury, Construction Accident, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Medical Malpractice, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

  • 50% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 50% Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1991, Illinois

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Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Volunteer, JUF Legal Clinic
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Ken on ABC Eyewitness News, talking with Chuck Goudie and the I-Team: Family of Veteran Sues Veteran's Administration Suicide Hotline
  • Featured in Chicago Law Bulletin: A Cook County judge has approved a $6.25 million settlement on behalf of a 4-year-old boy
  • Quoted in ABC Eyewitness News, The I-Team is uncovering new details about a man accused of "playing psychiatrist" and putting people's health at risk
  • Featured in Chicago Law Bulletin: Jury awards nearly $10 million to children after mother dies following improper prenatal care
  • Quoted in the Chicago Tribune: Chicago Clinic Sued Over Man Posing as Psychologist
  • Featured in Chicago Law Bulletin: Motorcyclist awarded $2.9 million for police car crash
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • National Trial Lawyers To 100, 2019
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Advocates
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member
  • Former Chairman, Chicago Bar Association, Tort Litigation Committee
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • Chicago Bar Association, Member
  • One of the top 40 attorneys under the age of 40 in Illinois, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, 2003
  • Recently recognized by this national organziation , National Trial Lawyers Top 100, 2019
  • 3.25 million trucking wrongful death, 2018
  • $6.5 million dollar settlement for a client who suffered serious injuries when he slipped on ice in a parking lot., 2022
  • 5.4 million boat accident, 2018
  • $6.25 million dollar Wrongful Death Settlement for the family of a highway construction worker who was struck and killed by a trucker in a work zone, 2015
  • Ross vs City of Chicago-$ 2.9 million dollar verdict on behalf of 40 year old man who suffered permanent nerve injury to his arm when his motorcycle was struck by a Chicago Police car on Lake Shore Drive. No offer of settlement was made prior to trial. , 2010
  • $1.5 million dollar medical malpractice settlement against a Chicago area hospital based on its failure to timely and properly treat post-operative complications, 2012
  • $9.95 million dollars for the family of Patricia Lopez in a wrongful death/medical malpractice actio, 2002
  • Rodriguez vs County of Cook-$6.25 million dollar settlement on behalf of child who suffered permanent brain damage and cerebral palsy as a result of the negligence of the delivering physician in failing to recognize signs of distress on the fetal heart rate during labor, 2010
  • $1.97 million dollar settlement involving the failure of two Chicago area physicians to timely diagnose mouth cancer causing, 1998
  • Lopez vs County of Cook-$9.995 million dollar verdict on behalf of family of mother who died following child birth. An offer of $225,000.00 was rejected prior to trial., 2002
  • $3 million dollar verdict on behalf of a former US postal worker who suffered permanent neurological injuries to his left arm in a motorcycle accident with a Chicago Police Department squad car on Lake Shore Drive, 2010
  • $3.25 million dollar wrongful death settlement in trucking case for policy limitsof three defendnats, 2018
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
Industry Groups:
  • AAJ
  • CBA
  • ISBA
  • ITLA

Office location for Kenneth A. Hoffman

221 North LaSalle
Suite 1148
Chicago, IL 60601

Phone: 312-726-6722


14 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2006, 2012 - 2023

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