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Michael Ditore

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Chicago, IL

Corboy & Demetrio
33 North Dearborn Street, 21st Floor
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: 312-346-3191
Fax: 312-346-5562
Selected to Rising Stars: 2020 - 2022
Licensed in Illinois Since: 2013
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%), Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (50%)
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Attorney Profile

Michael Ditore has been an attorney at Chicago-based Corboy & Demetrio since April 2018. Focusing his practice exclusively on personal injury and wrongful death litigation, he provides representation to clients throughout the greater metropolitan area. Mr. Ditore has been admitted to practice before all Illinois state courts since 2013.

Mr. Ditore's client base is made up of people who have incurred economic and noneconomic losses as a direct result of the negligence or recklessness of other people or entities. The types of cases that he has handled have included surgical errors and other forms of medical malpractice, defective products, construction site accidents, premises liability, and truck and other motor vehicle crashes. Some of Mr. Ditore's representative successes have included a $1 million settlement in a wrongful death case for the family of a baby who died during childbirth as a result of a failure to perform a C-section and a $2.6 million jury award for a woman who was harmed by a surgical error.

Majoring in political science, Mr. Ditore attended Illinois State University as an undergraduate, and he received a Bachelor of Science in 2010. He then went on to pursue his legal education at Loyola University Chicago School of Law. While he was there, Mr. Ditore served several clerkships, including with his current firm and with the Cook County State's Attorney's Office, and he participated in numerous mock trial competitions before being awarded his Juris Doctor in 2013. After he graduated, he spent more than four years as a prosecutor with the Cook County State's Attorney's Office before entering private practice. Mr. Ditore has been an adjunct professor in trial advocacy at his law school alma mater, and he is a member of several professional groups.

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Practice Areas
  • 50%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 50%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Trucking Accidents, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Informed Consent

Selections

3 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2020 - 2022

About Michael Ditore

First Admitted: 2013, Illinois

Professional Webpage: https://www.corboydemetrio.com/attorneys-michael-ditore

Honors/Awards

  • American Mock Trial Association All-Collegiate Outstanding Attorney 
  • Mike Ditore was selected to the the elite 40 Under Forty out of more than 1500 applicants., 40 Under Forty, Chicago Lawyer magazine and Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, 2020
  • Michael A. Hall Outstanding Attorney Scholarship, 2009, 2010
  • American College of Trial Lawyers: National Trial Competition, National, 2nd Place and Regional, 1st Place, 2013
  • William W. Daniel National Mock Trial Competition, 1st Place, 2012
  • Philip H. Corboy Trial Advocacy Endowed Scholarship
  • Top Gun-Top 16 Advocates in the Nation, 2013
  • Joan Marie Corboy Scholarship for Leadership and Trial Advocacy
  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40, 2018, 2018
  • IL Rising Stars, 2020

Bar/Professional Activity

  • State of Illinois
  • Chicago Bar Association, Member, 2018-present, 2018
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 2018-present, 2018
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member 2018-present, 2018
  • American Association for Justice, Member, 2018-present, 2018

Educational Background

  • Illinois State University, B.S., 2010
  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D.  , 2013

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Michael A. Hall Outstanding Attorney Scholarship, 2009, 2010, 2010
  • William W. Daniel National Mock Trial Competition, 1st Place, 2012
  • American College of Trial Lawyers: National Trial Competition, National, 2nd Place and Regional, 1st Place, 2013
  • Top Gun-Top 16 Advocates in the Nation, 2013

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Good Sports, Young Professionals Board, 2018-present, 2018
  • Young Professionals Board, Center for Disability & Elder Law, 2019, 2019

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Trial Advocacy Boot Camp, Speaker, Loyola Law School, 2019

Verdicts/Settlements

  • Obtained a $1 million settlement for the mother of a newborn baby who died during delivery at a downstate Illinois hospital.  The mother had asked for a C-section because of complications during labor of her first child but the doctor advised she have a trial natural delivery first, three days before her scheduled C-section., 2019
  • Obtained a jury verdict of $2.6 million in a medical malpractice case involving a 19-year-old Chicago woman who had unnecessary hip surgery when she was 13 years old., 2019

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Office Location for Michael Ditore

33 North Dearborn Street
21st Floor
Chicago, IL 60602

Phone: 312-346-3191

Fax: 312-346-5562

Last Updated: 8/25/2021

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