Kingshuk K. Roy

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Kingshuk K. Roy maintains a national practice in construction litigation, transportation, and employer liability. Over the course of his career, King has successfully taken numerous cases to verdict throughout Illinois and is often asked by clients to take over the defense of high-exposure cases late in the game, including at the time of trial.


  • Won a defense verdict for a construction company after a four-week jury trial in Cook County. The plaintiff, a union ironworker, asked for $16.5 million for various injuries, including Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, ACL/MCL/PCL ruptures, and Adjustment Disorder. The plaintiff put over $4.6 million “on the board” in special damages.
  • Obtained a defense verdict on behalf of a transportation company in a triple-fatality jury trial in Cook County, Illinois. The plaintiffs demanded $25 million in damages.
  • Assumed the defense just prior to trial and secured a verdict in which the jury awarded the exact amount requested by the defendant during closing argument.


King has presented on a variety of topics in civil litigation including the following presentations:

  • Effective Adjusting for Negligent Security Claims (PLRB Claims Conference)
  • Case Studies in Product Liability Trials
  • Outlier Verdicts?: Cook County Jury Awards by the Numbers
  • Construction Contracts in Illinois
  • Solving The Third-Party Practice Puzzle
  • Principles of Illinois Construction Negligence Law

King has also written articles for the IDC Quarterly and the ISBA, including:

  • Battle Lines on the Verdict Form: How Many Lines Go to the Jury?
  • The New Math: Calculating Fault & Liability
  • A Procedural Look at the Exclusive Remedy Defense
  • Defining the Retained Control Exception: An Update on Section 414
  • Analyzing Amendments Under the Relation Back Doctrine


King is a fellow in the Construction Lawyers Society of America, an invitation-only honorary society for top construction lawyers with a limited membership of 1,200 practicing lawyers. Since 2012, King has been AV-Rated® by Martindale-Hubbell peer-review ratings, the highest recognition of excellence in legal practice and ethics. He has been repeatedly selected as an Illinois Super Lawyer and Rising Star since 2011. King also was named Champaign County's Pro Bono Attorney of the Year for his successful trial work.


  • J.D, University of Illinois College of Law, 2003
  • B.S., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2000


  • Illinois Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois (Trial Bar)
  • Florida (state, federal, bankruptcy), Iowa (state) Pro Hac Vice


  • Construction Lawyers Society of America, Trial Law Institute
  • Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel, Civil Practice Committee
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • DRI
  • Levelset Construction Attorney Contributor


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