Kenneth T. Lumb

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Chicago, IL

Corboy & Demetrio
 | 33 North Dearborn Street, 21st Floor
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: 312-346-3191
Fax: 312-346-5562
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1991
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Kenneth T. Lumb is the Managing Partner of the Corboy & Demetrio law firm in Chicago, Illinois. Nationally recognized as one of the top trial advocates in the country, Mr. Lumb represents the clients throughout the greater Chicago metro region and surrounding areas. He passionately serves those who have suffered an injury or loss as the result of medical malpractice, construction accidents, defective products, pharmaceuticals errors, motor vehicle accidents, unsafe property conditions, and more. He is also highly experienced in handling railroad negligence and FELA claims.

Handling all types of personal injury and wrongful death cases, Mr. Lumb has achieved considerable success advocating on behalf of those suffering through the reckless, negligent and unlawful actions of others. Among his most notable successes, he helped secure a verdict of more than $11 million for the family of a child who experienced severe brain damage at birth as well as a $10.5 million award for a woman's estate — this woman passed away from complications associated with the improper anesthesia she received during hip surgery.

Moreover, Mr. Lumb has recovered many awards and settlements well in excess of $1 million, and in 2005, Law Bulletin Publishing Company named him as one of the "40 Attorneys Under Forty to Watch." Mr. Lumb holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell, and he was selected to the 2020 Edition of Best Lawyers in America in the area of Medical Malpractice - Plaintiff.

Mr. Lumb has been named to Illinois Super Lawyers each year since 2012.

In addition, the Leading Lawyers Network voted him among the Top 5% of all attorneys in Illinois, and Lawdragon named him as one of the 500 Leading Lawyers in America. Mr. Lumb also received the Lawyers Who Care About Military Families Award in 2011 from the Illinois State Bar Association.

His devotion to military service members and their families comes largely from his own significant military experience. Mr. Lumb served in the U.S. Army's Judge Advocate General's Corps, including four years of service as Medical Claims Judge Advocate with the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He also supported the "Enduring Freedom" operation and was granted the Meritorious Service Medal. Additionally, he has served as a Special Assistant United States Attorney, and currently, he is a retired major in the U.S. Army Reserve.

A 1988 graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Mr. Lumb obtained his Juris Doctor from DePaul University College of Law in 1991. He holds his license to practice before all Illinois state courts, as well as before the U.S. District Court for Northern District of Illinois, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit and the U.S. Army Court of Military Review.

A leader in his field, Mr. Lumb is active with several local, state and national legal organizations, including The Chicago Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the Illinois State Bar Association. He also chairs the American Association for Justice's Federal Torts and Military Advocacy Section, and he is a member of the Medical Negligence Committee of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
  • 70%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice
  • 30%Personal Injury - General
Focus Areas

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

Selections

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Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2020

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About Kenneth Lumb

Admitted: 1991, Illinois

Professional Webpage: https://www.corboydemetrio.com/attorneys-kenneth-lumb

Honors/Awards:

  • Illinois Super Lawyers, 2014-present, IL Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers, 2019
  • Best Lawyers in America, Medical Malpractice - Plaintiffs, 2019, Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers and U.S. News, 2019
  • Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America, 2019, 500 Leading Lawyers in America, Lawdragon, 2019
  • Ken Lumb was presented with the Lawyers Who Care About Military Families Award by the Illinois State Bar Association in 2011., Lawyers Who Care About Military Families Award, Illinois State Bar Association, 2011
  • Meritorious Service Medal, "Enduring Freedom" active duty at Walter Reed, Enduring Freedom Award, United States Army, 2003
  • Elected Chair of the Standing Committee on Military Affairs, Illinois State Bar Association, 2015; AV rated - Highest level awarded for professional excellence - Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory Leading Lawyers Network Member - Top 5% of all Illinois attorneys “40 Under 40 Illinois Attorneys to Watch,” 2005

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 2005
  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2000
  • U.S. Army Court of Military Review, 1992
  • Illinois, 1991
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA), Medical Negligence Committee; Board of Managers
  • Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA), Chair of Standing Committee on Military Affairs
  • Chicago Bar Association (CBA)
  • Partner, Corboy & Demetrio, 2015
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ), formerly known as Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA), Chair, AAJ Federal Tort and Military Advocacy Section.

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • United States Army Reserve, Judge Advocate General's Corps, Major Spinal Cord Injury Association of Illinois St. Petronille School Board, Glen Ellyn, Illinois Standing Committee on Military Affairs, ISBA, Anima(Young Singers of Greater Chicago), Board of Directors

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • MedMal Matters:, Author, Beyond Maude, Chicago Lawyer, 2019
  • MedMal Matters:, Author, No Scrubs, Chicago Lawyer, 2019
  • MedMal Matters:, Author, Infernal Devices, Chicago Lawyer, 2019
  • MedMal Matters:, Author, Trial Lawyer Hero, Chicago Lawyer, 2018
  • MedMal Matters:, Author, Meet 'Pestilence', Chicago Lawyer, 2018
  • MedMal Matters:, Author, What Veterans Deserve, Chicago Lawyer, 2018
  • MedMal Matters:, Author, Faith and C-Sections, Chicago Lawyer, 2018
  • MedMal Matters:, Author, Corporate Colonialism, Chicago Lawyer, 2018
  • MedMal Matters:, Author, Nursing Home Lapses, Chicago Lawyer, 2018
  • MedMal Matters:, Author, Who Could Object?, Chicago Lawyer, 2017
  • MedMal Matters:, Author, Negligence with Consent?, Chicago Lawyer, 2017
  • MedMal Matters:, Author, One Surgeon, Many Patients, Chicago Lawyer, 2017
  • MedMal Matters:, Author, Check, Please, Chicago Lawyer, 2017
  • MedMal Matters:, Author, Lights, Camera, Scalpel, Chicago Lawyer, 2017
  • MedMal Matters:, Author, Bait and Switch, Chicago Lawyer, 2017
  • MedMal Matters:, Author, Bitter Pill, Chicago Lawyer, 2017
  • Update & Review Seminar, Speaker, Using Treaters & Experts at Trial, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 2017
  • MedMal Matters:, Author, Surgery to Circus, Chicago Lawyer, 2017
  • MedMal Matters:, Author, #ElderAbuse, Chicago Lawyer, 2017
  • MedMal Matters:, Author, Double Checking Hospitals’ Double-Booking, Chicago Lawyer, 2016
  • MedMal Matters:, Author, The Value of Informed Consent, Chicago Lawyer, 2016
  • MedMal Matters:, Author, I've Got a Secret, Chicago Lawyer, 2016
  • Webinar, Speaker, Federal Tort Claims, American Association for Justice, 2015
  • MedMal Matters:, Author, Putting Ice on a Black Eye, Chicago Lawyer, 2015
  • MedMal Matters:, Author, Medical Maze Created by the Military, Chicago Lawyer, 2015
  • MedMal Matters:, Author, Brave New World, Chicago Lawyer, 2015
  • Trial:, Author, Federal Tort Pitfalls, Trial Magazine, 2015
  • MedMal Matters:, Author, Defensive Medicine or 'Defensive' Medicine?, Chicago Lawyer, 2015
  • MedMal Matters:, Author, Difficult to Argue With, Chicago Lawyer, 2015
  • Annual Conference, Speaker, The Ins and Outs of Litigating Against the Government:  A Federal Tort Primer, American Association for Justice, 2015
  • MedMal Matters:, Author, When Rules are Written for Only One Side, Chicago Lawyer, 2014
  • MedMal Matters:, Author, Social Networking in the Operating Room, Chicago Lawyer, 2014
  • MedMal Matters:, Author, Should a Contract Trump the Constitution?, Chicago Lawyer, 2014
  • MedMal Matters:, Author, Another High-Tech Tool for Plaintiff Lawyers, Chicago Lawyer, 2014
  • MedMal Matters:, Author, Don't Wander into the Minefield, Chicago Lawyer, 2014
  • Personal Injury Practice Update, Speaker, Jury Instructions Update, Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 2014
  • Elder Law Boot Camp Seminar, Speaker, Nursing Home Litigation for the Elder Law Practitioner, Illinois State Bar Association, 2014
  • Federal Tort Liability and Military Advocacy Section Newsletter:, Author, The Intentional Torts Exception and Levin v. United States, 2014
  • MedMal Matters:, Author, The Fragile Patient Safety Triad, Chicago Lawyer, 2013
  • MedMal Matters:, Author, Automated Surgery - A Good Idea?, Chicago Lawyer, 2013
  • MedMal Matters:, Author, Ethics and the NFL Physician, Chicago Lawyer, 2013
  • MedMal Matters:, Author, When Silence is Not Golden, Chicago Lawyer, 2013
  • MedMal Matters:, Author, Follow the Money, Chicago Lawyer, 2013
  • Safe Glass Consulting:, Author, A Time Bomb in Our Schools?, 2013
  • Update and Review Seminar, Speaker, Evidence and Procedure, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 2013
  • Complex Lien Resolution in Personal Injury Settlements Seminar, Speaker, Military Liens, National Business Institute, 2013
  • MedMal Matters:, Author, Coming Clean on Medical Practices, Chicago Lawyer, 2012
  • MedMal Matters:, Author, Hospitals Send Patients to Lawyers, Chicago Lawyer, 2012
  • MedMal Matters:, Author, The Founders Wouldn't Approve, Chicago Lawyer, 2012
  • MedMal Matters:, Author, Study Shows Doctors Make Missteps, Chicago Lawyer, 2012
  • MedMal Matters:, Author, A Cheatin' Doctor, Chicago Lawyer, 2012
  • MedMal Matters:, Author, Distracted Doctors, Chicago Lawyer, 2012
  • Chicago, Illinois, Speaker, Distracted Driving, Percy Julian High School, 2012
  • Liens and Settlement Seminar, Speaker, Medical Liens/Healthcare Subrogation, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 2012
  • DCBA Brief, Author, What Every Attorney Should Know about the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, DuPage County Bar Association, 2011
  • Chicago, Illinois, Moderator, Military Family Law Issues, Illinois State Bar Association, 2011
  • Settlement, Liens & Insurance Seminar, Speaker, Medical Liens and Healthcare Subrogation, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 2010
  • Illinois Causes of Action, Author, The Federal Tort Claims Act, Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 2008
  • Understanding and Litigating FTCA Cases Seminar - Federal Tort Liability & Military Advocacy Section, Speaker, Federal Tort Liability for Contractors, American Association for Justice, 2008
  • Insurance and Bad-Faith Actions Seminar, Speaker, Witnesses and Third-Party Bad-Faith Actions, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 2008
  • Illinois Causes of Action, Author, Defamation, Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 2008
  • Determining Economic Damages, Speaker, Illinois Economic Damages, Lost Compensation Seminar, 2007
  • The Witness List, Speaker, Insurance and Bad Faith Actions, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 2007
  • Civil Litigation: Update and Overview of Civil Practice and Procedure Seminar, Speaker, Proper Parties, Amended Complaints and Relation Back Doctrine, Illinois State Bar Association, 2006
  • Confidentiality of Medical Records in Illinois Seminar, Speaker, Litigation/Liability Issues and Exceptions to Confidentiality, Lorman Education Services, 2006
  • Medical Malpractice Seminar, Speaker, Jury Instructions, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 2006
  • Liens and Settlements Seminar, Speaker, Confidentiality Agreements, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 2006
  • Trial Journal, Author, A Medical Literature Primer, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 2005
  • Federal Tort Liability & Military Advocacy Section Seminar, Speaker, Independent Contractors and Medical Malpractice - Understanding and Litigating FTCA Cases, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 2005
  • Balancing the Legal and Emotional Aspects of Neonatal Care, Speaker, Legal Issues in Neonatal Nursing: The Attorney's Perspective, NICU Solutions Seminar, 2005
  • Illinois Causes of Action, Author, The Federal Tort Claims Act, Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 2005
  • Military Law, Speaker, Wheaton College Army ROTC, 2004
  • Medical Malpractice Seminar, Speaker, Proving Deviation from the Standard of Care, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 2002
  • Illinois Causes of Action, Author, Defamation, Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 2002
  • Avoiding Common Pitfalls - Including the New Rule 213 Seminar, Speaker, Claims Against the Federal Government, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 2002
  • Law of Land Warfare, Speaker, University of Illinois - Chicago Army ROTC, 1999
  • Basics of Handling an Auto Accident Case: Initial Investigation and Preservation of Evidence Through Discovery, Speaker, Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 1999
  • Defense Department Standards of Conduct, Speaker, University of Illinois - Chicago Army ROTC, 1999
  • Medical and Psychiatric Malpractice and Emotional Injuries, Speaker, WRAMC Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Program, 1995
  • Department of Defense Standards of Conduct, Speaker, WRAMC, 1995
  • Army Medical Records, Speaker, WRAMC Directorate of Patient Administration, 1995
  • Legal Aspects of Military Medicine, Speaker, WRAMC, 1995
  • Legal Aspects of Military Psychiatry, Speaker, WRAMC Department of Psychiatry, 1995
  • Tort Law and Basic Legal Research, Speaker, WRAMC Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Program, 1995
  • Rehabilitation of the Injured Soldier Seminar, Ninth Annual AMEDD Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Short Course, Speaker, Preparing for Expert Witness Testimony, WRAMC, 1993
  • AIDS and the Law, Speaker, WRAMC Department of Nursing, 1992

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • $11.7 million verdict in a medical malpractice case against the University of Chicago Hospital and a neonatologist on behalf of a 13-year-old boy who suffered brain damage at birth. 
  • $11.4 million verdict and settlement for a womn improperly anesthetized  
  • $4.25 million verdict in the District Court for the Northern District of Illinois in a Federal Tort Claims Act case involving the death of a 46-year-old woman who underwent a biopsy procedure for cervical cancer at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center in Chicago
  • $3.75 million settlement in medical malpractice case of botched C-section after baby's untimely C-section delivery resulted in son's cerebral palsy.
  • $1.5 million settlement for the family of a Chicago police officer who was killed when a Chicgo fire truck that was driven by an intoxicated firefighter struck his motorcycle.
  • $1.4 million settlement on behalf of the parents of an 18-month-old boy who died after he was strangled by a looped vertical blind cord in 2010 in his home.

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • The Illinois State Bar Association gave Ken the "Lawyers Who Care About Military Families Award" in 2011., 2011
  • Ken Lumb appeared live on WGN-AM Radio to discuss data security breaches and the filing of a class-action lawsuit against Equifax. , 2017
  • Interviewed by Politico magazine about lawsuits stemming from the use of electronic medical records by doctors.

Videos:

  • Ken Lumb appeared live in studio on WFLD-TV (FOX News Chicago) to discuss the lawsuit he and Corboy & Demetrio filed on behalf of victims of the Equifax data security breach.  Ken also talked about tips for consumers to minmize the risk of a breach. , Live Appearance on WFLD TV to Discuss Equifax Class-action Lawsuit, Data Security, 2017

Educational Background:

  • DePaul University College of Law, J.D., 1991, 1991
  • University of Notre Dame, 1988
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Office Location for Kenneth T. Lumb

33 North Dearborn Street
21st Floor
Chicago, IL 60602

Phone: 312-346-3191

Fax: 312-346-5562

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Last Updated: 2/12/2020

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