Corboy & Demetrio is one of the nation's premier law firms. We represent individuals and their families in serious personal injury and wrongful death cases and are renowned for our achievements in the courtroom and contributions to the community.
The rights, concerns and interests of our clients are the core of our personal injury and wrongful death practice. Putting our clients first has resulted in unparalleled and exceptional success - we have acquired more than $3 billion in settlements and verdicts, of which nearly 600 were in excess of $1 million.
Among our many other accomplishments, we have ranked first in the "Chicago Lawyer Settlement Survey" for the highest settlements in Illinois eight out of the past seventeen years, leading all other firms.
Thirteen attorneys - the largest number of attorneys for any Illinois personal injury law firm - are members of the Leading Lawyers Network, a peer reviewed selection which recognizes only the top 5% of all Illinois lawyers. In addition, eleven partners have been selected by peer review to the Illinois Super Lawyers list and four of our young attorneys are Illinois Super Lawyer Rising Stars.
We are the only Chicago law firm to include four former Chicago Bar Association Presidents. We are also the only law firm to include four attorneys who have served as President of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association.
The firm was founded by nationally acclaimed Chicago trial lawyers Philip Corboy and Thomas Demetrio. Tom is hailed by the prestigious Lawdragon as the “powerhouse of aviation and medical negligence law. In the windy city, he’s the name for everything from medical malpractice claims to aviation disasters.” He is “Chicago’s top trial lawyer who stands alone atop the Chicago trial bar for 100 million reasons, including the biggest injury verdict ever upheld by the Illinois Supreme Court.” In 2010, Tom was presented with two awards from the Illinois Jury Verdict Reporter/Law Bulletin Publishing Company for Trial Lawyer Excellence: one for the largest wrongful death settlement ever in Illinois ($25.25 million) and one for acquiring five or more verdicts in excess of $5 million since 1990.
Philip Harnett Corboy, Jr., like Tom and their partner, David R. Barry, Jr., is a member of the invitation-only American College of Trial Lawyers, the country's pre-eminent organization of trial lawyers that limits its membership to the top 1% of all trial lawyers. Phil and Tom are also profiled in the invitation-only, peer selected list in the book, "Best Lawyers in America." In 2011, Tom was named by Best Lawyers in America as the Chicago Medical Malpractice Lawyer of the Year.
We are and always have been committed and dedicated to serving the community. We established and fund scholarships, fellowships and endowments at local and national mentoring programs, high schools, and universities, including all six Chicago law schools. Partners, associates and office staff serve on Boards, raise funds, tutor, and lend a hand wherever needed for a variety of charities and nonprofit organizations. We partner with Cristo Rey Jesuit High School’s internship program, and in 2006, established a pro bono department, which helps the indigent and elderly with legal matters that affect their day-to-day quality of life.
To talk to an attorney at Corboy & Demetrio call 312.346.3191. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.