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 $4 billion in settlements and verdicts, of which nearly 700 were in excess of $1 million.
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, 13 attorneys have been selected by peer review to the Illinois Super Lawyers list and one of our young attorneys was selected for 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. In 2014, David R. Barry, Jr. was named by Best Lawyers 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.
- Patriot Award - U.S. Department of Defense
- Chicago Lawyer Magazine Settlement Survey - Third Highest
- Best Law Firms - Medical Malpractice - Chicago
- Best Law Firms - Personal Injury - Chicago
- Best Law Firms - Commercial Litigation - National Tier 3
- Cook County JVR Trial Lawyer Excellence Award: Phil Corboy, Jr. & Edward G. Willer
Firm Practice Areas
- Commercial Litigation
- Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
- Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs