Michael Ditore

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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
Licensed Since: 2013
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (50%)
    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
    • 50%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice
    Focus Areas

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

    Selections

    top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 1 years

    Rising Stars: 2020

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    About Michael Ditore

    Admitted: 2013, Illinois

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

    Honors/Awards:

    • American Mock Trial Association All-Collegiate Outstanding Attorney 
    • 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

    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

    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

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    Educational Background:

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

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