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Kenneth T. Lumb - Chicago, IL

33 North Dearborn Street21st Floor Chicago, IL 60602

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Updated: 07/20/2023

Chicago Construction Accidents Lawyer


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. Ken was named Partner in 2015 and Managing Partner in 2019.

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...

About Kenneth T. Lumb

Practice Areas

  • Construction Accidents
  • Medical Devices
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury & Wrongful Death
  • Pharmaceutical Litigation
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Railroad Negligence & FELA
  • Truck Accidents
  • Vehicular Accidents


  • 100%

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner


Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1991
  • U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeals, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 2000
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 2005

Other Affiliations

  • American Association for Justice (AAJ), formerly known as Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA), Chair, AAJ Federal Tort and Military Advocacy Section.
  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Chicago Bar Association (CBA)
  • Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA), Chair of Standing Committee on Military Affairs
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA), Medical Negligence Committee; Board of Managers


  • DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois, 1991
  • University of Notre Dame, 1988

Past Positions

  • U.S. Army's Judge Advocate General's Corps, Captain
  • Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Medical Claims Judge Advocate
  • U.S. Army Reserve, Major

Pro Bono Activities

  • United States Army Reserve, Judge Advocate General's Corps, Major (Ret.)
  • Spinal Cord Injury Association of Illinois, Board of Directors
  • Anima(Young Singers of Greater Chicago), Board of Directors
  • St. Petronille School Board, Glen Ellyn, Illinois, 2010-2013

Classes and Seminars

  • Instructor, Military Law, Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois
  • “Using Treaters & Experts at Trial,” Illinois Trial Lawyers Association's Update & Review Seminar, Oct. 29, 2017
  • "Federal Federal Tort Claims Webinar," American Association for Justice, July, 2015
  • "The Ins and Outs of Litigating Against the Government: A Federal Tort Primer," American Association for Justice Annual Conference, 2015
  • "Jury Instructions Update," Personal Injury Practice Update, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Chicago, Illinois, April 2014
  • "Nursing Home Litigation for the Elder Law Practitioner," Elder Law Boot Camp Seminar, Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago, Illinois, April 2014
  • "Military Liens," Complex Lien Resolution in Personal Injury Settlements Seminar, National Business Institute, December, 2013
  • "Evidence and Procedure," Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Update and Review Seminar, Chicago, Illinois, October 2013
  • "Distracted Driving," Percy Julian High School, Chicago, Illinois, May, 2012
  • "Medical Liens/Healthcare Subrogation," Liens and Settlement Seminar, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Chicago, Illinois, February, 2012
  • "Military Family Law Issues," Illinois State Bar Association (moderator), Chicago, Illinois, April, 2011
  • “Medical Liens and Healthcare Subrogation, Settlement, Liens & Insurance Seminar, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 2010
  • "Federal Tort Liability for Contractors," Understanding and Litigating FTCA Cases Seminar, Federal Tort Liability & Military Advocacy Section, American Association of Justice, Pennsylvania, 2008
  • "Witnesses and Third-Party Bad-Faith Actions," Insurance and Bad-Faith Actions Seminar, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 2008
  • "Illinois Economic Damages," Determining Economic Damages, Lost Compensation Seminar, Chicago, 2007
  • "The Witness List," Insurance and Bad Faith Actions, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Chicago, February, 2007
  • "Jury Instructions," Medical Malpractice Seminar, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 2006
  • "Litigation/Liability Issues and Exceptions to Confidentiality," Confidentiality of Medical Records in Illinois Seminar, Lorman Education Services, 2006
  • "Proper Parties, Amended Complaints and Relation Back Doctrine," Civil Litigation: Update and Overview of Civil Practice and Procedure Seminar, Illinois State Bar Association, 2006
  • "Confidentiality Agreements," Liens and Settlements Seminar, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 2006
  • "Legal Issues in Neonatal Nursing: The Attorney's Perspective," Balancing the Legal and Emotional Aspects of Neonatal Care, NICU Solutions Seminar, 2005
  • "Independent Contractors and Medical Malpractice," Understanding and Litigating FTCA Cases, Federal Tort Liability & Military Advocacy Section Seminar, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Toronto, 2005
  • "Proving Deviation from the Standard of Care," Medical Malpractice Seminar, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 2002
  • "Claims Against the Federal Government," Avoiding Common Pitfalls - Including the New Rule 213 Seminar, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 2002
  • "Military Law," Wheaton College, Army ROTC, 2002 - 2004
  • "Basics of Handling an Auto Accident Case: Initial Investigation and Preservation of Evidence Through Discovery," Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 1999
  • "Defense Department Standards of Conduct," University of Illinois at Chicago, Army ROTC, 1999
  • "Law of Land Warfare," University of Illinois at Chicago, Army ROTC, 1999
  • "Army Medical Records," WRAMC Directorate of Patient Administration, 1995
  • "Department of Defense Standards of Conduct," WRAMC, 1995
  • "Legal Aspects of Military Psychiatry," WRAMC, Department of Psychiatry, 1995
  • "Preparing for Expert Witness Testimony," Rehabilitation of the Injured Soldier Seminar, Ninth Annual AMEDD Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Short Course, WRAMC, 1993
  • "Medical and Psychiatric Malpractice" and "Emotional Injuries," WRAMC Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Program, 1993-1995
  • "Tort Law" and "Basic Legal Research," WRAMC Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Program, 1992-1995
  • "Legal Aspects of Military Medicine," WRAMC, 1992-1995
  • "AIDS and the Law," WRAMC, Department of Nursing, 1992


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Past Lists

  • 2023 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Illinois Super Lawyers list

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  • AV rated - Highest level awarded for professional excellence - Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • Best Lawyers in America, Medical Malpractice - Plaintiffs, 2019-present
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Lawyers Who Care About Military Families Award, 2011
  • Illinois Super Lawyers, 2012-present
  • Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America, 2019-present
  • Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers, 2019-present
  • Leading Lawyers Network Member - Top 5% of all Illinois attorneys
  • “40 Under 40 Illinois Attorneys to Watch,” 2005


Office Information


33 North Dearborn Street21st Floor Chicago, IL 60602

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  • MedMal Matters: Changes vs. Surgery, Chicago Lawyer, January, 2020
    Study shows major heart procedures not a cure-all. Invasive procedures may not provide any benefit over medical therapy and lifestyle changes for patients with stable ischemic hart disease.
  • MedMal Matters: Data Overload, Chicago Lawyer, November, 2019
    Artificial intelligence in medicine can still cause pain. There are countless potential uses for AI in medicine, but the two most promising, and potentially problematic, are machine vision and clinical-decision support.
  • MedMal Matters: Fatal Flaws, Chicago Lawyer, July, 2019
    Does the peer-review privilege kill? Secret audio recordings of morbidity and mortality meetings at a children’s hospital raise troubling questions about the danger to patient safety and autonomy posed by peer-review secrecy.
  • MedMal Matters: Beyond Maude, Chicago Lawyer, May, 2019
    The FDA has vast, hidden databases on medical devices. Medical devices are regulated in the U.S. by the Food and Drug Administration pursuant to the Medical Device Regulation Act of 1976 and the Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act of 1938.
  • MedMal Matters: No Scrubs, Chicago Lawyer, March, 2019
    Wearable tech has moved into the operating room. As the American Journal of Surgery has observed, surgery is a “safety critical domain” yet the effect of stress on surgeons is rarely acknowledged, much less studied.
  • MedMal Matters: Trial Lawyer Hero Chicago Lawyer, 12.2018
  • MedMal Matters: Meet 'Pestilence' Chicago Lawyer, 10.2018
  • MedMal Matters: What Veterans Deserve Chicago Lawyer, 08.2018
  • MedMal Matters: Faith and C-Sections Chicago Lawyer, 06.2018
  • MedMal Matters: Corporate Colonialism Chicago Lawyer, 04.2018
  • MedMal Matters: Nursing Home Lapses Chicago Lawyer, 02.2018
  • MedMal Matters: Surgery to Circus Chicago Lawyer, 11.2017
  • MedMal Matters: Who Could Object? Chicago Lawyer, 10.2017
  • MedMal Matters: Negligence with Consent? Chicago Lawyer, 09.2017
  • MedMal Matters: One Surgeon, Many Patients Chicago Lawyer, 08.2017
  • MedMal Matters: Check, Please Chicago Lawyer, 06.2017
  • MedMal Matters: Lights, Camera, Scalpel Chicago Lawyer, 05.2017
  • MedMal Matters: Bait and Switch Chicago Lawyer, 04.2017
  • MedMal Matters: Bitter Pill Chicago Lawyer, 03.2017
  • MedMal Matters: #ElderAbuse Chicago Lawyer, 02.2017
  • MedMal Matters: Double Checking Hospitals’ Double-Booking Chicago Lawyer, 08.04.2016
  • MedMal Matters: The Value of Informed Consent Chicago Lawyer, 03.2016
  • MedMal Matters: I've Got a Secret Chicago Lawyer, 01.2016
  • MedMal Matters: Putting Ice on a Black Eye Chicago Lawyer, 09.01.2015
  • MedMal Matters: Medical Maze Created by the Military Chicago Lawyer, 08.2015
  • MedMal Matters: Brave New World Chicago Lawyer, 06.2015
  • Trial: Federal Tort Pitfalls Trial, 05.2015
  • MedMal Matters: Study Shows Doctors Make Missteps Chicago Lawyer, 06.2012
  • DCBA Brief: What Every Attorney Should Know about the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act DCBA Brief
  • MedMal Matters: A Cheatin' Doctor Chicago Lawyer, 04.2012
  • MedMal Matters: Distracted Doctors Chicago Lawyer, 02.2012
  • Defamation, Illinois Causes of Action IICLE, 01.01.2008
  • The Federal Tort Claims Act, Illinois Causes of Action 2008
  • The Federal Tort Claims Act, Illinois Causes of Action IICLE, 2005
  • "A Medical Literature Primer" Trial Journal of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Trial Journal, Winter 2005
  • Defamation, Illinois Causes of Action IICLE, 2002

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