Cannon D. Lambert, Sr., Esq.

Attorney Cannon Lambert

Cannon is a highly skilled, well respected trial attorney who aggressively seeks justice and real compensation for his clients. In his career, Cannon’s cases have often received national attention. He recovered over a half million dollars for a father mistakenly locked in a visitor’s room at the Cook County Jail. Cannon represented Sandra Bland (a woman wrongfully arrested and then found dead in a Texas jail cell) and not only obtained 1.9 million dollars for the family but also forced policy changes in a manner never done before.

It doesn’t matter to Cannon if a case is high profile or not. Whether he is resolving a case for $5 million, as he did against the Chicago Transit Authority, or seeking policy limits in a fender-bender, Cannon fights for his clients in all situations. Cannon has successfully obtained numerous multi-million dollar recoveries for people he represents. Case outcomes include but are not limited to $3.25 million dollars for the family of a young man who drown on a school field trip; $3 million dollars for a woman involved in an auto collision with a semi-truck; $1.5 million for a man hit by a transport van; and $1.3 million for a woman who drown in lake Michigan. The bottom line is Cannon gets great results. Since admission to the Illinois Bar in 1996, Cannon has been a stalwart advocate for victims and victims’ rights. He  tirelessly fights against insurance companies, corporations and other entities that far too often place personal or business interests above the safety and interests of their customers, consumers and patients.

Practice Areas: Wrongful Death, Catastrophic Injury, Personal Injury, Nursing Home Negligence, Motor Vehicle Collisions, Police Misconduct and Civil Rights Litigation.


  • Illinois State Bar
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois – Trial Bar
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Indiana


  • J.D., University of Iowa College of Law

Bar Associations:

  • Cook County Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Association for Justice