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.
Year in and year out, our firm and our attorneys are uniformly judged the best of the best, garnering the highest honors in the legal profession:
Co-founder Thomas A. Demetrio has ranked the #1 Super Lawyer in Illinois for six out of the last seven years, which is an overall ranking out of lawyers in every practice area in the state. Partner Philip Corboy, Jr. was named to Top 100 Attorneys by Super Lawyers in 2023 for a 12th year. All of Corboy & Demetrio’s partners were named Illinois Super Lawyers for 2023, which is limited to the top 5% of all Illinois attorneys.
Philip was named to Top Ten Product Liability Attorneys in Illinois by Leading Lawyers in 2022 for a third year, and all firm partners were selected to Leader Lawyers in 2022. Thomas was ranked second in the state in the area of Medical Malpractice for Plaintiffs for 2022.
In addition, Thomas was ranked the #1 Personal Injury Plaintiff’s Lawyer and the #1 Aviation Accidents Plaintiff’s Lawyer by Leading Lawyers for 2022 for a second year in a row.
Thomas and the firm represented 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.
In 2023, Crain’s Chicago Business named both Thomas Demetrio and Philip Corboy, Jr. to “Notable Litigators and Trial Lawyers,”. It named Managing Partner Ken Lumb to 2023 “Trailblazers” and Partner Michelle Kohut to ‘Notable Women in Law.”
In 2023, Corboy & Demetrio was named to “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News & World Report for the 13th consecutive year in the areas of plaintiffs’ personal injury and plaintiffs’ medical malpractice, and our firm received a national ranking for Mass Torts for the first time by Best Law Firms.
Nine Corboy & Demetrio partners were named to Best Lawyers in America, 2023 Edition. They include Thomas, Philip, Michael Ditore, William T. Gibbs, Daniel S. Kirschner, Michelle Kohut, Kenneth T. Lumb, Francis Patrick Murphy, and Edward G. Willer.
The National Law Journal, which had 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, selected Managing Partner Ken Lumb as a 2022 Trailblazer in the area of Personal Injury Law. In 2014, Thomas was named to its inaugural “Trailblazers” list, 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.
In 2021, the prestigious Lawdragon, selected Thomas to its Hall of Fame, after previously naming him 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 included U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts. 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.
In 2023, six partners were selected to the prestigious Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America, comprising the top 500 lawyers nationwide. Eleven were named to Lawdragon’s 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers.
Outside of 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 Lawyers Lend-A-Hand to Youth, and he 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.
Philip 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. Since 2018, Philip has served on the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Foundation(USOPF) Board of Directors, after previously serving on its Board of Trustees.
Since 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 training.
In 2009, 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.
Our firm is a longtime Corporate Work Study Partner of Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, providing internships to students from low-income families.
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