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.

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.

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Francis Patrick Murphy Re-Elected President of Lawyers’ Assistance Program

Corboy & Demetrio Partner Francis Patrick Murphy was sworn again in as President of the Lawyers’ Assistance Program on Nov. 14, 2014.  The Lawyers’ Assistance Program is a not-for-profit organization that helps Illinois lawyers, judges and law students as well as their families with alcohol abuse, drug dependency or mental health problems.

“It’s an honor to serve again as President of LAP.  Each judge, lawyer and law student we help is a career—no, a life saved!” Murphy said.   LAP’s services include education, information and referral, peer assistance, and intervention.

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Corboy & Demetrio’s Horse of Honor is Auctioned off in Horses of Honor Live Auction on Dec. 3rd

Corboy Demetrio Bill GibbsCorboy & Demetrio proudly took part in the Horses of Honor public art installation, which will benefit the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation.



Corboy Demetrio Horses of HonorC&D sponsored a horse, which was won by Sgt. Elisabeth Mishler and her husband Michael.  The horse, which is dedicated to fallen Chicago Police Officer David Harris, has special meaning to Sgt. Mishler.  She worked with Officer Harris.

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Corboy & Demetrio Attorneys and Law Clerk Hear U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Speak at CBA Luncheon

The Chicago Bar Association recently held, “A Conversation with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg,” presented in a question and answer format with the Hon. Ann Claire Williams, Justice of the U.S. Court of Appeals of the Seventh Circuit.  Corboy & Demetrio attorneys and law clerks attended the event, which included Matt Jenkins who is active with the CBA’s Young Lawyers Section.  Four Corboy & Demetrio attorneys have served as CBA presidents.


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Corboy & Demetrio Supports OCSA at 2014 Fun Run & Dog Walk

Corboy & Demetrio Administrator and OCSA Board President, Marcy Twardak, welcomed the crowd at the 5K Dog Walk & Fun Run on Sunday, September 14, 2014 in St. Charles, Illinois.

More than 100 supporters and their pets joined OCSA in its mission to spread the word about the silent symptoms of ovarian cancer.

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Corboy & Demetrio welcomes its Cristo Rey Corporate Work Study Program interns for 2014-2015

Cristo Rey Corboy & DemetrioSince 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.

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