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.
The Skinny & Houli Show interviewed C&D’s Marcy Twardak to help spread the word about OCSA’s 5K Dog Walk on Sept. 13th. Marcy is chairing the inaugural event at Bunker Hill Forest Preserve on Chicago’s northwest side, which takes place simultaneously with the OCSA Dog Walk in St. Charles. Marcy is OCSA’s Board President. In left photo, Marcy Twardak, James “Skinny” Sheahan and Ron Butera. In right photo, Marcy and Ron with Mike “Houi” Houlihan. Marcy’s interview will be broadcast on Saturday at 3:05p.m. on WCEV AM 1400.
Corboy & Demetrio employees turned out to support Chicago Daily Law Bulletin Reporter John Flynn Rooney at “Freeze ALS,” a new public service campaign to raise awareness of the disease. John, a former C&D employee, was recently diagnosed with ALS. John’s brother Peter Rooney is a longtime C&D employee. Three other Rooney siblings are also former employees. The campaign created life-like images of ALS victims in ice, including John holding his golf clubs, to show the disease paralyzes the body. Please go tofreezeALS.com for more information.
Some of Corboy & Demetrio’s summer interns and law clerks attended the Chicago Bar Association’s 142nd Annual Luncheon Meeting, which was held on June 25th in the Grand Ballroom of The Standard Club. Among those installed, C&D’s Matthew T. Jenkins, who became a member of the Board of Managers. Matt has been involved with the CBA’s Young Lawyer Division for a number of years.
The Women’s Bar Association of Illinois held its 101st Annual Installation Dinner where Cook Co. Circuit Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans introduced incoming WBAI President, the Hon. Jessica A. O’Brien, sworn in that evening. Corboy & Demetrio attorney Michelle Kohut, who attended the event, is a Past President of WBAI.
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.