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Sarah F. King - Chicago, IL

120 North LaSalle Street36th Floor Chicago, IL 60602

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Updated: 07/24/2023

Chicago Medical Devices and Pharmaceutical Litigation Lawyer


Sarah F. King is one Chicago's rising medical malpractice lawyers at the firm and one of the most hard-working, intelligent attorneys one can find. She works tirelessly to investigate and prepare complex medical malpractice cases to achieve justice for those who have been harmed by medical negligence. She works with a dedication and tenacity to get to the bottom of what actually happened and what proper practices should have been used to prevent injuries related to medical care...

About Sarah F. King

Practice Areas

  • Medical Devices and Pharmaceutical Litigation
  • Medical Malpractice and Hospital Negligence
  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner


Bar Admissions

  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
  • Illinois, 2011

Other Affiliations

  • Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) (Assembly Member, May 2016-Present)
  • Women’s Bar Association (WBAI) (Newsletter, Legal Developments Section Editor, June 2012-2014, June 2016-Present)
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA) (Board of Managers, 2015- Present)
  • Women’s Bar Association of Illinois (WBAI) (Judicial Reception Planning Committee, 2014-2015)
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA) (Women Everywhere, Planning Committee Delegate, 2013-Present)
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA) (Young Lawyer’s Division, 2012-Present)
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA)
  • Women’s Bar Association (WBAI)
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ)
  • Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA)
  • Chicago Bar Association (CBA)
  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Co-Chair ITLA Women’s Caucus, 2017-present
  • Young Lawyer’s Division, 2012-present
  • Asst. Editor Medical Malpractice Trial Notebook, 2014-present
  • Women's Bar Association of Illinois, Annual Dinner Committee, Newsletter, Legal Developments Section


  • DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois, 2011
    Honors: summa cum laude
    Honors: Order of the Coif
    Honors: DePaul Law Review
    Honors: Dean’s List
    Honors: Class Rank: Top 5%
    Honors: CALI Award Recipient, Trial Advocacy II, Spring 2011
    Honors: CALI Award Recipient, Commercial Paper, Spring 2011
    Honors: CALI Award Recipient, Legal Analysis III, Fall 2009
    Honors: Intramural Winner, ABA Client Counseling Competition, 2009
    Honors: Alumnae Relations Coordinator, Women’s Law Caucus, 2009-2010
  • Loyola University Chicago, 2008
    Honors: English Honor’s & Dean’s List
    Honors: Vice President, Alpha Sigma Alpha, 2007-2008
    Honors: President, Panhellenic Council, 2006-2007
    Major: English and Women’s Studies
    Minor: Political Science

Past Positions

  • Clifford Law Offices, Chicago, IL, Law Clerk, 2009 - 2011
  • Law Offices of Alan D. Hoffenberg, Chicago, IL, Law Clerk, 2009

Pro Bono Activities

  • Woman Everywhere: Partners in Service Project (“WE”), Planning Committee Co-Chair, 2014 - Present
  • Woman Everywhere: Partners in Service Project (“WE”), Fundraising Chair, 2013-2014
  • Woman Everywhere: Partners in Service Project (“WE”), ITLA Delegate, 2012 - Present
  • Women Everywhere Partners in Service Project, Board Member (2016-present), Planning Committee Chair, 2014-present

Classes and Seminars

  • Adjunct Professor, DePaul University School of Law, “Medical Malpractice Survey” Fall 2014


Other Sources of Feedback About Sarah F. King

Included on the 2024 Illinois list

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

View the profile for Sarah F. King on Super Lawyers


  • Most Influential Women Lawyers in Chicago, Crain's Custom Media, 2017
  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2016 - 2017
  • Chicago Law Bulletin’s Forty Under 40, 2015
  • Leading Lawyers Emerging Lawyer, 2017
  • Law Bulletin 40 Under 40, 2015

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Office Information


120 North LaSalle Street36th Floor Chicago, IL 60602


  • (312) 345-1565



  • When Jurors Ask Questions, Litigation Journal, American Bar Association, Winter 2015
  • Medical Malpractice Trial Notebook, Co-Editor, 2014-Present
  • Res Ipsa Loquitor, Medical Malpractice Trial Notebook, Chapter 12, Author 2014
  • The Power of Informed Consent, Trial Journal, Summer 2013 (with Keith A. Hebeisen)
  • A Storyteller’s Apprentice, Litigation Journal, American Bar Association, Summer 2013
  • Illinois Supreme Court Determines Allegations of Actual and Apparent Agency Are Not Separate Causes of Action for Purposes of Res Judicata, WBAI Newsletter, Spring 2013
  • Women’s Preventative Services and The Affordable Care Act, WBAI Newsletter, Winter 2012
  • The Privacy of a Mother’s Medical Information: A Correct Reading of El-Amin v. Dempsey Trial Journal, Summer 2012 (with Keith A. Hebeisen)
  • Till’ Death Do Us Part or Otherwise Approved By the Court?: Interpreting the Language of §510(c) Regarding Post-Death Maintenance Obligations and Life Insurance, 60 DePaul L. Rev. 713 (2011)
  • Medical Malpractice Trial Notebook, Research Assistant, 2010-2013
  • What is Your Favorite Book? : Using Narrative to Teach Theme Development in Persuasive Writing, Mary Ann Becker, 46 Gonz. L. Rev. 575, Research Assistant 2010-2011

Representative Cases

  • Fitzgerald v. Ingalls Memorial Hospital (October 2016) $2,500,000 Settlement
  • Vandelinder v. Northwestern Memorial Hospital (August 2016) $3,300,000 Verdict
  • Harper v. Ingalls Memorial Hospital (March 2016) $3,949,999 Settlement
  • Buhs v. Gibson Community Hospital (December 2015) $950,000 Verdict (Ford County Record)
  • Clemente v. Elmhurst Memorial Hospital (August 2015) $5,000,000 Settlement
  • Cohen v. Rush Medical Center (March 2015) $1,820,000 Settlement
  • Zapalski v. Aniol, M.D (March 2014) $13,550,000 Verdict
  • Lopez v. University of Chicago (November 2013) $15,550,000 Verdict
  • Novak v. Hinsdale Hospital (January 2013) $2,225,000 Verdict

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