Kingshuk K. Roy


Chicago, IL
D 312.971.8645


J.D, University of Illinois College of Law, 2003

B.S., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2000


Kingshuk Roy is a Partner and Office Co-Chair of Freeman Mathis & Gary’s Chicago office. He maintains a national practice in construction litigation, transportation, and catastrophic loss. Over the course of his career, King has successfully taken numerous cases to verdict 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.

He has won defense verdicts in some of the most difficult venues in the nation. This includes a jury verdict on behalf of a transportation company involved in a triple-fatality loss where the plaintiffs demanded $25 million in damages. In another successful trial, the jury found for his client, a construction company, where a union ironworker asked for $16.5 million in damages for neurologic and psychological injuries.

King specializes in managing cases with difficult facts and issues. After assuming the defense weeks before trial, he secured a verdict in which the jury awarded the exact amount requested by the defendant during closing argument.

King presents and writes frequently on Illinois civil procedure and trial practice. He has held an AV rating with Martindale Hubbell for over a decade and is regularly recognized by his peers as an Illinois Super Lawyer.

Bar Admissions


Supreme Court of Illinois

United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois

United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Publications & Engagements
  • Battle Lines on the Verdict Form: How Many Lines Go to the Jury? (ISBA Trial Briefs Newsletter)
  • Effective Adjusting for Negligent Security Claims (PLRB Claims Conference)
  • Case Studies in Product Liability Trials (Presentation)
  • Outlier Verdicts?: Cook County Jury Awards by the Numbers (Presentation)
  • Construction Contracts in Illinois (Presentation)
  • Solving The Third-Party Practice Puzzle (Presentation)
  • Principles of Illinois Construction Negligence Law (Presentation)
  • The New Math: Calculating Fault & Liability (Illinois Defense Counsel Quarterly)
  • A Procedural Look at the Exclusive Remedy Defense (ISBA Newsletter)
  • Defining the Retained Control Exception: An Update on Section 414 (Illinois Defense Counsel Quarterly)
  • Analyzing Amendments Under the Relation Back Doctrine (Illinois Defense Counsel Quarterly)
  • Society of Trial Lawyers, Member
  • 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
Awards and Recognition
  • 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.
  • AV-Rated® by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Illinois Super Lawyer, 2020-2023
  • Illinois Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2010-2011
  • Champaign County’s Pro Bono Attorney of the Year