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Kenneth A. Hoffman is an attorney and founding partner of the Chicago law firm of Mitchell, Hoffman & Wolf, LLC.  His practice is concentrated in the fields of personal injury, medical malpractice and wrongful death litigation. A 1991 graduate of Washington University School of Law, Mr. Hoffman is the former Chairman of the Chicago Bar Association Tort Litigation Committee and in 2003 was named by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin as one of the top 40 attorneys under the age of 40 in Illinois. He has previously served on the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Board of Advocates and is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, the Chicago Bar Association and the American Association for Justice.  In 2012 Mr. Hoffman was inducted in to the Illinois Society of Trial Lawyers.

In June of 2002 Mr. Hoffman obtained a jury verdict in the amount of $9.95 million dollars for the family of Patricia Lopez in a wrongful death/medical malpractice action. In August 2010 he successfully obtained a $6.25 million dollar settlement on behalf of a 4 year old boy who suffers from spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy as a result of the negligence of the delivering doctor. Most recently he won a $3 million dollar verdict on behalf of a former US postal worker who suffered permanent neurological injuries to his left arm following a motorcycle accident with a Chicago Police Department squad car on Lake Shore Drive.


Practice areas


  1. Car Accidents: 50%
  2. Medical Malpractice: 30%
  3. Brain Injury: 10%
  4. Birth Injury: 10%

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  • Roger William Stelk

    Ken Hoffman is a top-tier injury lawyer who gets great results for his clients; I strongly endorse this lawyer.


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  • Arieh Mordechai Flemenbaum

    Ken Hoffman is an experienced and passionate advocate for his clients. He is committed to obtaining results for each of his personal injury matters. I endorse this lawyer.


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Contact info

221 North Lasalle, Suite 1148
Chicago, IL, 60601-1325

Mitchell Hoffman & Wolf LLC

221 North LaSalle
Suite 1148
Chicago, IL, 60601-1325



ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199111/12/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
Super LawyerIllinois Super Lawyers2006
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2005
Top 40 Illinois Attorneys Under the age of 40Chicago Daily Law Bulletin2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerMitchell Hoffman & Wolf LLC1998 - Present
AssociateJohn G. Phillips & Associates1994 - 1998
AssociateClausen Miller1991 - 1994
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Illinois Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A1994 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationN/A1991 - Present
Chicago Bar AssociationPast President of Tort Ltigation Section1991 - Present
American Association for JusticememberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Lopez vs County of Cook$9.995 million dollar verdict
Gutierrez vs County of Cook$6.25 million dollar settlement
Ross vs City of Chicago$2.99 million dollar verdict
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Washington University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
Indiana University-BloomingtonHistoryBA1988
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Anatomy of a Pre-Trial PreparationMatters Encountered in the Initial Pleading Stage1995