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Putting our clients first has resulted in unparalleled success —
Corboy & Demetrio has acquired more than $4 billion in verdicts and settlements,
of which more than 600 were $1 million or higher.
Thomas A. Demetrio was ranked the #1 Super Lawyer in Illinois in 2020 – the top
attorney out of over 94,000 lawyers in the state. It’s the fourth year in a row
Thomas has been ranked number one by IL Super Lawyers, also having attained the
top ranking in 2017, 2018 and 2019.
Philip Corboy, Jr. was named to Top 100 Attorneys by Super Lawyers in 2020 for
the ninth year. Nine other Corboy & Demetrio attorneys, all partners, were
also named Illinois Super Lawyers for 2020, which are limited to the top 5% of
all Illinois attorneys.
In 2019, Thomas
was ranked the top aviation lawyer in the state by Illinois Leading Lawyers,
and Michael K. Demetrio was ranked in the Top Ten. Philip was named to Top Ten
Product Liability Attorneys in Illinois by Leading Lawyers in 2019.
Michael and the firm currently represent the families of passengers killed in
the crashes of Ethiopian Airlines #302, Lion Air #610 and Aeroméxico #2431. In
2017, Thomas obtained a confidential settlement from United Airlines on behalf
of passenger Dr. David Dao within just 18 days of the incident that went viral
on the Internet.
Corboy & Demetrio was named to “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News & World Report for
the tenth consecutive year in the areas of plaintiffs’ personal injury,
plaintiffs’ medical malpractice and commercial litigation.
eight Corboy & Demetrio partners were named to Best Lawyers in America, 2020
Edition. Thomas, who was named for the 33rd year, was joined by
Philip, Michael, David “Chip” Barry, Jr., Daniel S. Kirschner, Michelle Kohut,
Kenneth T. Lumb and Francis Patrick Murphy.
The National Law Journal selected
Corboy & Demetrio to Elite Trial Lawyers in 2018 for its representation of
Dr. Dao in the United Airlines settlement, and in 2015, for its achievements in
the area of medical malpractice.
The National Law Journal also selected
Thomas to its inaugural “Top 50 Litigation Trailblazers and Pioneers” in 2014,
noting that he, alone, has negotiated more than $1 billion in settlements and
that Corboy & Demetrio, in its representation of victims of the Tylenol
cyanide poisonings in 1982, was a catalyst for today’s tamperproof packaging of
drugs and nearly every other product intended for consumption.
for the third year in a row, the National Trial Lawyers selected Thomas as one
of the nation’s “50 Most Influential Trial Lawyers.”
our lawyers were given the prestigious designation of Illinois Leading Lawyer
in 2019, which is more than any other personal injury firm in Illinois.
The peer-reviewed network recognizes only the top 5% of all lawyers in the
Lawdragon named Thomas to “50 Legends of the Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in
America,” calling him “the dean of the Chicago trial bar.” As a “Legend,”
Thomas was one of only 50 attorneys nationwide who earned a spot on the elite
Lawdragon 500 every year since the award’s inception more than a decade ago,
joining a select group that includes U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John
In 2019, Lawdragon hailed Thomas Demetrio “one of the country’s
most renowned lawyers” and “a rare courtroom giant” in the profile, Titan of the Trial Bar.
Philip, Michael, Chip, Ken, Patrick and Susan were also selected to the
prestigious Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America.
the courtroom, our attorneys show extraordinary leadership in the legal
community. Corboy & Demetrio is the only law firm in Chicago to have
had four former Chicago Bar Association Presidents. We are also the only
Illinois firm to have had four past Presidents of the Illinois Trial Lawyers
Association, including Thomas and Philip.
We are and
always have been dedicated to serving the community. Thomas is the founder of
the Lawyers Lend-A-Hand to Youth and funds the Thomas A. Demetrio Lend-A-Hand
Award of Excellence, which is given annually to the most exemplary established
Chicagoland area tutor/mentor program.
Corboy, Jr., is a Past President of the Board of Directors of the Legal
Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago, a not-for-profit agency that
provides free civil legal services to low income and elderly people in Chicago
and suburban Cook County.
1995, the Philip H. Corboy Fellowship in Trial Advocacy program at Loyola
University Chicago School of Law has supported and trained law students to
become trial lawyers. As a result of the program, hundreds of Loyola law
students have received scholarship assistance, in addition to advocacy
Loyola University Chicago School of Law renamed its law school building the
Philip H. Corboy Law Center after Philip H. Corboy and his wife Mary Dempsey
made the largest single gift ever to the law school.
is a longtime Corporate Work Study Partner of Cristo Rey Jesuit High School,
providing internships to students from low-income families.
with one of our lawyers, call 312-346-3191. We are available 24 hours a
day, 7 days a week. To learn more about our firm, visit www.corboydemetrio.com.