Kingshuk K. Roy concentrates his practice in construction litigation, transportation and employer liability. Over the course of his legal 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. The award was less than half of the last offer.
PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS
King has published and presented on a variety of topics in civil litigation including the following presentations:
■ Construction Contracts in Illinois, 2013
■ Solving The Third-Party Practice Puzzle, 2010
■ Principles of Illinois Construction Negligence Law, 2010
King has also written articles for the IDC Quarterly, including:
■ “The New Math: Calculating Fault & Liability,” 2012
■ “Defining the Retained Control Exception: An Update on Section 414,” 2009
■ “Analyzing Amendments Under the Relation Back Doctrine,” 2005
AWARD AND RECOGNITION
King is AV-Rated® by Martindale-Hubbell peer-review ratings, the highest recognition of excellence in legal practice and ethics. King was selected as a Illinois Super Lawyer in 2020 and a Rising Star by Super Lawyers in 2011 and 2012. King also was named as the Champaign County Pro Bono Attorney of the Year in 2006.
- J.D, University of Illinois College of Law, 2003
- B.S. with honors, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2000
- AV-Rated® by Martindale-Hubbell
- Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2011, 2012
- Champaign County Pro Bono Attorney of the Year 2006
- Illinois, 2003
- Illinois Supreme Court
- U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois\
- Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel, Civil Practice Committee
- Illinois State Bar Association