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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2014 Thomas Demetrio Award of Excellence Presented to Urban Life Skills

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From left to right: Rita Planera, Art Guerrero, George Tapia, and Alex Ramon from Urban Life Skills Mentoring Program with the 2014 Thomas A. Demetrio Award of Excellence.

The Thomas A. Demetrio Award of Excellence, created and funded by Thomas Demetrio was presented to Urban Life Skills Mentoring Program of the New Life Centers of Chicagoland on April 30, 2014.

Urban Life Skills accepted the $10,000 award from Rita Planera, a longtime Corboy & Demetrio employee and Lend-A-Hand Board Member.

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Corboy & Demetrio Supports Misericordia Candy Days

Corboy & Demetrio staff was outside our offices and at the intersection of State and Washington, donning red and white smocks. Thanks to all who Corboy & Demetrio Staffdonated already today!Corboy & Demetrio Staffer Pete Rooney

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Corboy & Demetrio Flip Corboy Speaks at Damages CLE Sponsored by ITLA

Corboy & Demetrio partner Flip Corboy speaks today at the Damages CLE seminar sponsored by the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association. Flip’s topic: Grief and Sorrow.

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Corboy & Demetrio Co-Founder Thomas Demetrio Supporter of CDEL

Since CDEL’s launch, Corboy & Demetrio has been a longtime supporter of the Center for Disability & Elder Law.    The late Phil Corboy, a co-founder of our firm, was given a Lifetime Achievement Award by CDEL in 2005 for his support over the years.  C&D co-founder Thomas Demetrio is also a longtime supporter of CDEL and a longtime Board Member.  He currently sits on the Board with C&D lawyer Matt Jenkins, Immediate Past President of the CDEL Board.

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Thomas Demetrio Named to Trial Lawyer Magazine’s 100 Most Influential Trial Lawyers

Tom DemetrioCorboy & Demetrio founding partner Thomas A. Demetrio has been named to Roundtable:  America’s 100 Most Influential Trial Lawyers for 2014 by Trial Lawyer Magazine.  The chosen attorneys are among the top 100 civil plaintiff and criminal defense attorneys in the U.S. and are a select group of trial lawyers “who have achieved extraordinary success in the courtroom and legal profession,” according to the national publication.

Thomas Demetrio has tried or settled cases worth more than $1 billion, and the firm he co-founded, the Chicago personal injury law firm of Corboy & Demetrio, has tried or settled cases worth nearly $3 billion.

Tom will be formally recognized at the 2014 Trial Lawyers Summit Jan. 19-22.

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