Corboy & Demetrio

33 North Dearborn Street
21st Floor
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: 312-346-3191
Fax: 312-346-5562
Corboy & Demetrio

Firm Profile

We are exceptional trial lawyers who represent victims and their families in serious personal injury and wrongful death cases. Putting our clients first has resulted in unparalleled success - we have acquired more than $3 billion in settlements and verdicts, of which nearly 600 were in excess of $1 million.

Corboy & Demetrio attorneys also show extraordinary leadership in the legal community. Our firm is the only Chicago law firm to have had four former Chicago Bar Association Presidents. It is also the only firm to have had four past Presidents of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association.

Corboy & Demetrio's recognition for excellence is extensive. Fourteen Corboy & Demetrio lawyers were named Illinois Super Lawyers or Rising Stars for 2013. Limited to the top 5% of all Illinois attorneys, Super Lawyers are chosen by their peers and through the independent research of Law & Politics Magazine.

Thomas Demetrio was included in the Top 10 Illinois Super Lawyers out of more than 80,000 in the state. It's the third consecutive year for this inclusion, and he's been on the Top 100 Illinois Super Lawyers list since the award's inception.

In addition, to Tom Demetrio, two partners were named to the Super Lawyers Top 100 Lawyers list.  They include David R. Barry and Philip Harnett Corboy, Jr.  Corboy & Demetrio has the distinction of tying for the highest number of attorneys of any plaintiff’s law firm in the Top 100 category.

Seven other partners at Corboy & Demetrio have been named Illinois Super Lawyers each consecutive year since the inception of Super Lawyers in 2005, including David R. Barry, Robert J. Bingle, Philip Harnett Corboy, Jr., Michael K. Demetrio, Francis Patrick Murphy, Susan J. Schwartz and Rene A. Torrado, Jr.

U.S. News, which publishes U.S. News & World Report, has given Corboy & Demetrio a Tier 1 National Ranking in the area of medical malpractice law, the highest national ranking category by the media group in its 2013 U.S. News - Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" Annual List.


Practice Areas

Personal Injury Plaintiff: General (30%)

Personal Injury Plaintiff: Medical Malpractice (30%)

Personal Injury Plaintiff: Products (20%)

Business Litigation (10%)


Verdicts and Settlements
  • $18 Million Settlement for Death of Mother by Fallen High
  • Thomas A. Demetrio, $40 Million Record-Setting Verdict in Car-Truck Collision
  • Daniel S. Kirschner, $10 Million Settlement for Severely Injured Young Woman
  • Robert J. Bingle, Thomas A. Demetrio, $5 Million Wrongful Death Settlement in LaSalle County,January 27, 2012
  • Margaret M. Power, $9.5 Million Settlement for Birth Injury
  • Philip Harnett Corboy Jr., Kenneth T. Lumb, Record Settlement for Woman Injured at Target
  • Robert J. Bingle, Thomas A. Demetrio, $75 Million Global Settlement for Injured and Killed Victims in Hancock Scaffolding Collapse
  • Thomas A. Demetrio, William T. Gibbs, Corboy & Demetrio Obtains $5.1 Million Settlement in 2010 Megabus Crash, $29.6 Million for Chicago Metra Crash Passenger
  • Philip Harnett Corboy Jr., Michelle M. Kohut, Corboy & Demetrio Secures $2 Million for Chicago Pedestrian Struck by Garbage Truck
  • Robert J. Bingle, Philip Harnett Corboy Jr., Corboy & Demetrio Secures $22.5 Million Settlement for Victim of Rockford Train Derailment
  • Philip Harnett Corboy Jr., Matthew T. Jenkins, $8 Million Verdict for Family of Woman Killed on Shoulder of I-294Honors and Awards
  • Named a Chicago Bar Foundation Leadership Circle Charter Member
  • Continuing Legal Education Center at the Center for Disability & Elder Law named “Corboy & Demetrio Continuing Legal Education Center”
  • All partners have earned an AV  Rating - the highest possible - from Martindale- Hubbell Law Directory
  • All partners are members of the Leading Lawyers Network, which recognizes only the top 5% of all Illinois Lawyers
  • Only Chicago law firm to have four attorneys serve as President of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Only Chicago law firm to have four former Chicago Bar Association Presidents
  • Has more listed lawyers in Best Lawyers in the field of Personal Injury Litigation than any other firm in Chicago
  • Ranked #1 in Chicago in Personal Injury Litigation by Best Lawyers®
  • Ranked #1 in Chicago in Medical Malpractice Law by Best Lawyers®
  • Ranked #1 in Illinois in Personal Injury Litigation by Best Lawyers®
  • Ranked #1 for the highest yearly settlements in Cook County, Illinois by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company, 8 out of 17 years, leading all other firms
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