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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Corboy & Demetrio to Sponsor CDEL’s Light Up the Loop

Corboy & Demetrio’s Matt Jenkins will be among the many C&D attorneys and staffers attending the 32nd Light Up the Loop, which is the biggest fundraiser of the year for CDEL.  Please read the full release for details of the event, which takes place on Feb. 17th.

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Making Christmas Brighter for Those in Need

Corboy Demetrio AttorneyCorboy & Demetrio employees helped make Christmas brighter for three Chicago families by purchasing presents for their children, wrapping them and delivering them on Dec. 21, 2015.  The families are parishioners of Fr. Gary Graf at St. Gall Parish at 55th and Kedzie.  The gifts were delivered via a fire truck decked out for the holidays.  Pictured from left to right, Corboy & Demetrio attorney Matthew T. Jenkins, Fr. Gary Graf of St. Gall’s church, and Corboy & Demetrio’s Ron Twardak.

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Corboy & Demetrio’s Heisman Trophy Tour: MindsMatter

Corboy & Demetrio Heisman Tour Corboy & Demetrio Heisman Tour Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer Matt JenkinsCorboy & Demetrio attorney Matthew T. Jenkins took the 1953 Heisman Trophy, belonging to Johnny Lattner, on the road this week as part of a seven-day tour to share it with some wonderful non-profit groups.  These pictures were taken at MindsMatters tutoring and mentoring program where Matt visited so that students could snap some pictures with it.  Matt won having the Heisman for a week as a prize in a charity auction.

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Francis Patrick Murphy Sworn in as Secretary of Lawyers’ Assistance Program of Illinois

Corboy & Demetrio Partner FrancisFrancis Patrick Murphy Patrick Murphy was sworn in as the new Secretary of Lawyers’ Assistance Program on Friday, Nov. 13, 2015.   Patrick is Immediate Past President of LAP, recently completing his second year.  Patrick is a longtime member of LAP’s Board of Directors. Lawyers’ Assistance Program is a not-for-profit organization that helps Illinois lawyers, judges, law students and their families concerned about alcohol abuse, drug dependency or stress related issues like anxiety, burnout, depression and many others. LAP services include individual and group therapy, assessments, education, peer support and intervention.

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Thomas A. Demetrio Given Lifetime Hellene Award from Hellenic Bar

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Pictured above: Retired Cook Co. Circuit Judge William Maddux,Corboy & Demetrio Founder Thomas A. Demetrio and IL Appellate Court Justice Jesse Reyes at HBA of IL Annual Scholarship Ball — at Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers.

The Hellenic Bar Association of Illinois gave Corboy & Demetrio Founder Thomas A. Demetrio a Lifetime Achievement Award on Nov. 7, 2015 at the HBA’s 65th Annual Scholarship Ball in Chicago.

Other honorees at the event include Mariyana Spyropoulos, Board President of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Chicago, with a special tribute to her father, philanthropist Ted Spyropoulos; Paul Vallas, former CEO of Chicago Public Schools and recent Lt. Governor candidate; and the Assumption Church for “90 Acts of Kindness”.

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