Charitable giving and community service has been at the core of Corboy & Demetrio, a plaintiff’s personal injury law firm, since the firm began over 50 years ago. We believe that “giving back” and helping others are fundamental responsibilities and obligations for all of us. The firm’s time, treasure and talents are shared by supporting a wide range of charities and community and legal organizations. Each group we support serves others in our community who are in need of information, services, legal advice, and/or financial assistance.
Our Co-Founder Thomas Demetrio created Lawyers Lend-A-Hand while he was President of the Chicago Bar Association, and he both created and funds The Thomas A. Demetrio Award of Excellence.
To view more extensive information about the contributions Corboy & Demetrio has made to charities and community and legal organizations, visit the Community section on our website.
Since 1996, Cristo Rey Jesuit has served Chicago’s southwest side by providing students with a safe and academically rigorous college-prep secondary education through a thriving and economically sustainable educational model -The Corporate Work Study Program.
Corboy & Demetrio is one of more than 200 socially-engaged businesses in Chicago who hire Cristo Rey’s talented students. In the program, students finance 70% of their education.
Cristo Rey’s Work Study Program is now a nationally recognized model with twenty five schools across the country. Over one thousand companies in corporate America partner with the program.
From left to right: Rita Planera, Art Guerrero, George Tapia, and Alex Ramon from Urban Life Skills Mentoring Program with the 2014 Thomas A. Demetrio Award of Excellence.
The Thomas A. Demetrio Award of Excellence, created and funded by Thomas Demetrio was presented to Urban Life Skills Mentoring Program of the New Life Centers of Chicagoland on April 30, 2014.
Urban Life Skills accepted the $10,000 award from Rita Planera, a longtime Corboy & Demetrio employee and Lend-A-Hand Board Member.
Corboy & Demetrio staff was outside our offices and at the intersection of State and Washington, donning red and white smocks. Thanks to all who donated already today!
Corboy & Demetrio partner Flip Corboy speaks today at the Damages CLE seminar sponsored by the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association. Flip’s topic: Grief and Sorrow.
Since CDEL’s launch, Corboy & Demetrio has been a longtime supporter of the Center for Disability & Elder Law. The late Phil Corboy, a co-founder of our firm, was given a Lifetime Achievement Award by CDEL in 2005 for his support over the years. C&D co-founder Thomas Demetrio is also a longtime supporter of CDEL and a longtime Board Member. He currently sits on the Board with C&D lawyer Matt Jenkins, Immediate Past President of the CDEL Board.