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 presented Cluster Tutoring with the 2016 Thomas A. Demetrio Award of Excellence at the Lawyers Lend-A-Hand Annual Spring Awards Dinner on May 4, 2016. Cluster Tutoring accepted the $10,000 award from Rita Planera, a longtime Corboy & Demetrio employee and Lend-A-Hand Board Member.
The award, named in honor of Thomas Demetrio, President and Co-founder of Corboy & Demetrio, is given annually to tutoring and mentoring programs that impact the lives of underprivileged youth.
Background on Thomas Demetrio and Lawyers Lend-A-Hand:
In 1992, the Lend-A-Hand Award of Excellence was created by Thomas A. Demetrio while he was President of the Chicago Bar Association, with a desire to impact the lives of Chicago’s underprivileged children by recognizing the efforts of exceptional tutor/mentor programs in the Chicago communities. From this Award was born the Lend-A-Hand Program.
Corboy & Demetrio Managing Partner Robert J. Bingle
Led by Corboy & Demetrio Managing Partner Robert J. Bingle, Corboy & Demetrio helped the Chicago non-profit Misericordia, which provides housing and services to developmentally disabled youth and adults, in its Annual Jelly Belly Candy Days campaign. Bob was one of many C&D employees who stood outside near the firm’s offices at Dearborn and Washington Streets. Bob has led the firm’s fundraising effort for many years.
In honor of Brain Injury Awareness Month in March, Corboy & Demetrio, which is a longtime supporter of the Brain Injury Association of Illinois, recognizes the good work BIAI does to help bring awareness to the fact that more than 2.5 million people in the United States sustain traumatic brain injury each year.
Also, Brain Injury Awareness of America and its chapters, including Illinois, has designated March to help support the millions of Americans who live with brain trauma and injuries. According to BIAI, more than 5.3 million Americans live with traumatic brain injury.
To find out more about BIAI, you can go it its website.
Thank you to the Celtic Legal Society of Chicago for hosting a great luncheon on St. Patrick’s Day. Corboy & Demetrio is a longtime supporter of this wonderful legal group.
Corboy & Demetrio CFO Marcy Twardak with Mick O’Rourke, President of Signature Bank and Host Committee Member, on left, and Tony Cuda, Attorney, on right.