Kimball Anderson

Winston & Strawn - Illinois


35 W. Wacker Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60601

312 558 5858

Litigation Star

Top 100 Trial Lawyers

Practice areas:

Dispute resolution
Intellectual property
International arbitration
Product liability and recall

Kimball Anderson is recognized by Benchmark Litigation as one of the top 100 trial lawyers in the country. As reported in Chambers USA (2019), “Kimball Anderson is a renown practitioner concentrating in commercial litigation,” having tried cases over a range of issues for nearly 40 years. He specializes in complex commercial matters, with specific expertise in consumer class actions. According to a client, “he’s an excellent trial lawyer, he’s able to solve the most difficult problems, and he’s a real go-to guy when you have challenges above and beyond the norm.” As reported in the 2018 Leading Lawyers Magazine – Business Edition, Kimball is “widely respected in his field by peers, opposing counsel and clients.”

Kimball is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.Fellowship in the American College is extended only by invitation, after careful investigation, to those experienced trial lawyers who have mastered the art of trial advocacy and whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility, and collegiality. He has tried many complex commercial cases to verdict in state and federal courts around the country, and has argued many cases before the federal courts of appeals, including two arguments before the Supreme Court of the United States.

Kimball is recognized as one of “America’s Leading Lawyers for Business” in Chambers USA,  which has reported in various editions that Kimball “shows excellent judgment and is highly respected by the judiciary,” is “just a great litigator and wonderful in court,” and that he is “a really fine practitioner.” Also, Kimball is a “Laureate of the Illinois Academy of Lawyers,” is rated “AV Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell®, and is ranked in The Best Lawyers in America© in 2012–2019 for Commercial Litigation, Arbitration, Intellectual Property Litigation, and Patent Law. Best Lawyers® also recognized Kimball in 2017, 2019, and 2020 as “Lawyer of the Year” for Arbitration in Chicago.

Kimball also is involved in alternative dispute resolution as an advocate, an arbitrator, and a mediator. He is a “Distinguished Neutral” for the CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution, the country’s leading nonprofit alternative dispute-resolution organization. He has been recommended in Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Experts in Commercial Arbitration. He also serves as an expert witness in professional responsibility matters.

University of Illinois, J.D., 1977  

Last Updated September 2019