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.
Corboy & Demetrio was a proud Sponsor of the “Rise Up and Reach Back” luncheon co-hosted by The Women’s Bar Foundation and the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois. The groups paid tribute to will pay tribute to the Honorable Jeanne Marie Reynolds, Associate Judge, Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois and Tamara L. Meyer, General Counsel and Executive Vice President of Catalina Marketing, for having demonstrated visionary approaches to their professional accomplishments, while freely giving back to other women and members of the legal profession. C&D Partner Susan Schwartz and the Hon. Eve Marie Reilly were among those who attended.
Corboy & Demetrio was a proud sponsor this year of The Decalogue Society of Lawyers’ 81st Annual Meeting & Installation of Officers. The event, held on Monday, June 29th, 2015, was a huge success. We congratulate all the 2015 Decalogue Society Award Recipients:
Cook County Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans
7th Circuit Court of Appeals Chief Judge Diane P. Wood
Jewish Council on Urban Affairs
Mitchell A. Orpett
Prof. Ralph Ruebner
Helen B. Bloch
Michael A. Strom
Corboy & Demetrio employees showed their Blackhawk spirit by coming to work on the day of the parade and rally in their favorite Hawks gear. Our office was only two blocks from the parade route.
Corboy & Demetrio’s interns and law clerks attended the Chicago Bar Foundation’s 17th Annual Pro Bono and Public Service Awards Luncheon on July 14, 2015 at the Fairmont Hotel in Chicago. Pictured, from left to right, are Fallon Faia, John Chwarzynski, Elizabeth Romano, and Michelle Thompson.
Congratulations to Lawyers Lend-A-Hand to Youth for its successful Annual Spring Awards Dinner where the Thomas A. Demetrio Award of Excellence was awarded for 2015.
This year’s recipient was the Chicago chapter of Minds Matter, a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to help high school students from low-income families prepare for college success through mentoring and tutoring. Corboy & Demetrio Assistant Legal Administrator Rita Planera presented this great non-profit group with its award.