Charitable Giving and Community Service

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.

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.

Posted in News | Leave a comment

In Memoriam

Philip H. Corboy


Philip H. Corboy inspired all who knew him and impacted the lives of thousands who did not know him because of his generosity and dedication to community service.   During his lifetime, Mr. Corboy served as President of the Chicago Bar Association, President of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Chair of the Section of Litigation of the American Bar Association and Chair of the American Bar Association’s Special Committee on Medical Professional Liability.

Mr. Corboy served as general counsel for the Illinois Democratic Party and served on the boards of directors of business, legal and charitable groups, and was a member of task forces for courts, judicial and medical-related entities.

Mr. Corboy was also active in national and international associations, including the Inner Circle of Advocates, International Academy of Trial Lawyers, American College of Trial Lawyers, International Society of Barristers, American Board of Trial Advocates, and American Association for Justice.

In 1983, the Philip H. Corboy Foundation was created by Mr. Corboy to support numerous non-profit organizations in the Chicago area that he had long supported.  Mr. Corboy was legendary in his practice of personal injury law, but he was also legendary in the charitable contributions he made to his community.

In 2009, Philip H. Corboy and his wife, Mary Dempsey, made the largest single gift ever to the Loyola University Chicago School of Law.   In recognition of the gift, Loyola renamed its law school building the Philip H. Corboy Law Center. The gift continues to be used to support renovation, faculty hiring and scholarships for law students.

Posted in Nonprofit | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Corboy & Demetrio Flip Corboy Speaks at Damages CLE Sponsored by ITLA

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.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Corboy & Demetrio Co-Founder Thomas Demetrio Supporter of CDEL

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.

Posted in Community Service, Nonprofit | Leave a comment

Thomas Demetrio Named to Trial Lawyer Magazine’s 100 Most Influential Trial Lawyers

Tom DemetrioCorboy & Demetrio founding partner Thomas A. Demetrio has been named to Roundtable:  America’s 100 Most Influential Trial Lawyers for 2014 by Trial Lawyer Magazine.  The chosen attorneys are among the top 100 civil plaintiff and criminal defense attorneys in the U.S. and are a select group of trial lawyers “who have achieved extraordinary success in the courtroom and legal profession,” according to the national publication.

Thomas Demetrio has tried or settled cases worth more than $1 billion, and the firm he co-founded, the Chicago personal injury law firm of Corboy & Demetrio, has tried or settled cases worth nearly $3 billion.

Tom will be formally recognized at the 2014 Trial Lawyers Summit Jan. 19-22.

Posted in News | Leave a comment

Corboy & Demetrio Attorneys to Speak at Trial Techniques CLE

Corboy & Demetrio attorneys Matt Jenkins and Bill Gibbs will take part in the Chicago Bar Association CLE seminar, Trial Techniques for Every State of a Case on Feb. 13, 2014.  Matt will serve as Moderator while Bill will give the presentation, Effective Discovery Aimed at Trial.

Posted in News | Leave a comment

CBA Young Lawyers Section’s Texas Hold’em Tournament

Corboy & Demetrio lawyer Matt Jenkins is Chair of CBA Committee that’s hosting the CBA Young Lawyers Section’s Texas Hold’em Tournament, which takes place on Friday, Jan. 312014 at The Standard Club. Proceeds will benefit the Chicago Bar Foundation and tickets cost $160 per person on or before January 24, 2014or $185 after.

This is the eighth year for the popular Chicago Bar Association event.  A special refresher course will be held prior to the tournament start and prizes will be awarded.  Matt currently serves as Public Service Manager in the Chicago Bar Association’s Young Lawyer Division and sits on its Executive Committee.

Posted in Nonprofit | Leave a comment