Practice Areas

Education

  • IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D., 1973
  • University of Notre Dame, B.A., 1969

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Illinois, 1973
  • Florida, 1973
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Thomas A. Demetrio
Partner
TAD@CorboyDemetrio.com
33 N. Dearborn Street
21st Floor
Chicago, IL 60602
P: 312.346.3191

Thomas A. Demetrio is a trial lawyer with an emphasis on medical negligence, product liability, airplane crash and commercial litigation on behalf of plaintiffs. He is Past President of the Chicago Bar Association and Illinois Trial Lawyers Association.

He is a fellow of:

      The American College of Trial Lawyers

      The International Academy of Trial Lawyers

      The Inner Circle of Advocates

Tom has been listed in Best Lawyers in America since its inception in 1987 and was named by Best Lawyers as the Chicago Medical Malpractice Lawyer of the Year for 2011. The National Law Journal has named him as one of the Nation's Top Ten Trial Lawyers and subsequently listed him as one of the top ten trial lawyers in Illinois. Since 2003, Tom has been voted by his peers in the top ten of the top 5% of all lawyers in Illinois, and has been named in the top five of the state's 80,000 lawyers since 2007.

Lawdragon has named Tom one of the 500 Leading Lawyers in America since its inaugural publication, describing him as the "powerhouse" of aviation and medical negligence law. Lawdragon has said of Tom, "In the windy city, he's the name for everything from medical malpractice claims to aviation disasters. When tragedy strikes, the families of plane crash victims have no greater ally. Tom is Chicago's top trial lawyer and stands alone atop the Chicago trial bar."

He has done extensive teaching and lecturing worldwide in the field of trial techniques and has authored numerous continuing legal education articles in the field of civil litigation.

In 2010, Tom was presented with two awards from the Illinois Jury Verdict Reporter / Law Bulletin Publishing Company for Trial Lawyer Excellence: one for the largest wrongful death settlement ever in Illinois ($25.25 million) and one for acquiring five or more verdicts in excess of $5 million since 1990.

Tom has negotiated over $1 billion in settlements and has acquired over $130 million in jury verdicts which includes the largest personal injury verdict ever upheld by the Illinois Supreme Court.  He has never lost an appeal. 

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Profiles

  • "The Everyman's Lawyer - Thomas Demetrio Studied the Masters, Then Became One," Cover Story, Kevin Davis, Illinois Super Lawyers, 2009
  • "Continuing the Tradition, Tom Demetrio - the Next Chapter from the Legendary Firm that Wrote the Book on Civil Trial Law," Cover Story, Keith Picher, Leading Lawyers Network Magazine, March, 2007
  • Lawdragon - Top 500 Leading Lawyers in America, 2005-present
  • "The Best Lawyers in America," Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith, Woodward/White, 1987-present  and named Chicago's Best Medical Malpractice Lawyer of the Year, 2011
  • "Who's Who," Maura Wall, Crain's Chicago Business, 2006-present
  • "Upscale Chicago," UPN/Fox Broadcasting, December, 2005
  • "Tragedy's Bottom Line: When a plane crashes, lawyers embark on a painstaking and often gruesome exercise to decide who should pay for lost lives," Blake Morrison, USA Today, January, 2000
  • "The NLJ Visits Illinois: Big Shoulders - The State's Top 10 Litigators," Margaret Cronin Fisk, The National Law Journal, November, 1999
  • "An Interview with Thomas A. Demetrio: "Because I Know You're a Trial Lawyer,"" Jim Bell, Trial Excellence, July 1996 and August 1996
  • "Profiles in Power - 100 of the Most Influential Lawyers in America," Margaret Cronin Fisk, The National Law Journal, listed among lawyers deserving of an honorable mention, March, 1991; April, 1994; April, 1997
  • "Profile: Thomas A. Demetrio: A Lawyer With a Heart," David M. Beam, The Chicago Bar Association Record, September, 1992
  • "What a Lawyer Looks for Before Suing You," Paul C. Gerber, Physicians Management, March, 1990
  • "Winning - Successful Strategies from 10 of the Nation's Top Litigators," Margaret Cronin Fisk, The National Law Journal, Feb. 12, 1990
  • "The 10 Largest Jury Verdicts of 1988," Marshal Sella, American Bar Association Journal, March, 1989
  • "Medical Malpractice," American Bar Association Journal, Interview, March, 1988
  • "50 Under 50," Emily Couric, The National Law Journal, 50 of the nation's top lawyers under the age of 50, June 5, 1989
  • "Elements of a $12 Million Personal Injury Cases," Janine Warsaw, Litigation Techniques, June, 1986 
  • "Info Junkie: Thomas Demetrio," Laura Bianchi, Crain's Chicago Business, April 2008

News

Publications

Honors

  • Chicago Bar Association, President, 1992
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, President, 1988
  • Medical Malpractice Lawyer of the Year for 2011, The Best Lawyers in America
  • Inner Circle of Advocates, Fellow
  • “One of the Top Plaintiff’s Lawyers in Nation,” Lawdragon Magazine
  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow
  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • American Inns of Court, Chicago Inn of Court, Master of the Bench
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America’s National College of Advocacy, Dean, College of Damages, 1987
  • AV rated - Highest level awarded - Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • Big Shoulders, Archdiocese of Chicago, Board of Directors,
  • Center for Elder & Disability Law, Board of Directors
  • Chicago Bar Foundation, Life Fellow
  • Chicago Neurosurgical Center Leadership Committee, Chairman
  • “50 Under 50,” The National Law Journal, 1989
  • Illinois Law Foundation, Fellow
  • Illinois Bar Foundation, Life Fellow and Charter Member
  • Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago-Kent College of Law, Alumni Merit Award, 1989; Professional Achievement Award, 1990; Distinguished Service Award, 2000
  • Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago-Kent College of Law, President, Alumni Association, 1988
  • Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago-Kent College of Law, Downtown Center Campaign, Chair
  • Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago-Kent College of Law, President’s Council
  • Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago-Kent College of Law, Professor Ralph Brill Endowed Faculty Chair Campaign, Chairman
  • Illinois Super Lawyer - Top 5% of all Illinois lawyers
  • Illinois Supreme Court Committee on Jury Instructions
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers, Fellow
  • Leading Lawyers Network, One of the Top Ten Lawyers in Illinois in All Areas of Law, Consumer Law and Personal Injury Plaintiff’s Law
  • Lawdragon - Top 500 Leading Lawyers in America, 2005-present
  • Legal Aid Society of Chicago/Metropolitan Family Services, Silver Family Circle Charter Member
  • Mundelein Seminary, Board of Advisors, 1992-1997
  • Northwestern University, J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Dispute Resolution Research Center Advisory Committee
  • St. Ignatius College Prep, Board of Trustees, 1990-1995
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Medical Malpractice Law and Personal Injury Litigation
  • “Top 10 Illinois Litigators,” The National Law Journal, 1999
  • “Top 10 National Litigators,” The National Law Journal, 1990
  • Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, Board of Directors

Professional Affiliations

  • American Association for Justice (AAJ), formerly known as Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA), Executive Committee Board Member, 2008-present; Editorial Board Member, 2008-present
  • American Bar Association (ABA), Task Force on the Contingency Fee, 2003-present
  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys
  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow; Upstate Illinois State Committee, 1997-present; National Trial Competition Committee, 2004-present
  • Chicago Bar Association (CBA), President, 1992
  • Chicago Bar Foundation, Life Fellow; Board of Directors, 1994-1996, Lend A Hand Advisory Board, 1994-present
  • Chicago Inn of Court, Master of the Bench
  • Chicago Neurosurgical Center Leadership Committee, Chairman, 1991-1995
  • Dispute Resolution Research Center Advisory Committee, J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management Northwestern University, Chicago, 1993-present
  • Illinois Bar Foundation, Life Fellow
  • Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law, Board of Overseers, 1992-present, Chairman, 2011-present, Alumni Association, President, 1988-1989
  • Illinois Institute of Technology, Board of Trustees, 2011-present
  • Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA)
  • Illinois Supreme Court Committee on Pattern Civil Jury Instructions, 1978-1997
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA), President, 1988
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers, Fellow
  • Inner Circle of Advocates, Fellow
  • Lawdragon, Top 500 Leading Lawyers in America, 2005-present
  • Leading Lawyers Network Advisory Board, 2003-present
  • Legal Aid Society of Chicago/Metropolitan Family Services, Silver Family Circle Charter Member
  • Mundelein Seminary, Board of Advisors, 1992-1997
  • St. Ignatius College Prep, Board of Trustees, 1990-1995
  • Supreme Court Historical Society, 2004-present
  • The Center for Conflict Resolution, Board of Directors, 1990-1993
  • The Lawyers Club of Chicago
  • The Seventh Circuit Bar Association
  • The Society of Trial Lawyers
  • Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, Board of Directors, 1988-1997
  • University of Notre Dame Law School, Advisory Council, 1987-2002

Community Involvement

  • Big Shoulders - Archdiocese of Chicago, Board of Directors, 1993-present
  • Center for Disability and Elder Law, Board of Directors, 1990-present
  • Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago, Board of Directors, 2009-present
  • Illinois Handgun Committee on Violence, Member, 1998-present
  • The Institute of Medicine of Chicago, Patient Safety Forum, Committee Member, 2002-present
  • Vatican Restoration Committee, 2000-present
  • Knight Commander of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, 1992-present

Seminars & Speeches

  • “How to Best Prepare Yourself as an Expert Witness,” Forensic Expert Witness Association, 2010
  • “The Professors: Cameras in Chicago,” WCCU-TV, 2010
  • "Trends in High Exposure and Complex Tort Litigation," Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel and Illinois Insurance Association, 2010
  • "Jury Deselection & Jury Management," Law Bulletin Seminars, 2010
  • "Case Evaluation Conference, Managing the High Verdict Potential Case," Law Bulletin Seminars, 2009
  • "Jury Selection Law and Technique - Jury Selection, or Is It? " Chicago Bar Association, College of Trial Advocacy, 2009
  • "Opening Statements: Strategies & Themes Conference," Law Bulletin Seminars, 2009
  • "Case Evaluation Conference," Law Bulletin Seminars, 2008
  • "Case Evaluation: When To Take the Case - When to Settle," Law Bulletin Seminars, 2007
  • "Opening Statement and Final Argument: Is There Really a Difference?" Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, Florida, 2005
  • "Tort Reform Summit," Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, 2005
  • "2005 Advocacy Showcase - A One-Day Trial," Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 2005
  • "Opening Statement - Telling The Story," Lessons From the Stars, D.C. Trial Lawyers Association, 2005
  • "Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges - Masters At Trial," Chicago Bar Association, 2004
  • "Tort Reform: Its Economic Impact Nationally and in Illinois," The Economic Club of Chicago, 2004
  • "Tort Reform Wars: The Future of the Civil Jury System in a Litigious Nation," The Economic Club of Chicago, 2004
  • "Electronics in the Courtroom," Inner Circle of Advocates, 2003
  • “2003 Advocacy Showcase ­ The Medical Negligence Case: A One-Day Trial,” Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 2003
  •  “Jury Persuasion,” Northwestern University School of Law, 2003
  •  “Trial Superstars ­ One Lawyer’s Perspective,” John Marshall Law School, 2002
  • American Bar Association Section of Litigation Annual Meeting, Banff, Alberta, Canada, 2002
  • “Jury Selection Or Is It?”, Chicago Bar Association, 2001
  • "Views of a Trial Lawyer," Rotary Club of Chicago, 2000
  • "The Past, Present and Future of Product Liability," American Bar Association, Litigation Section, 2000
  • "Rebuttal Argument," ATLA Convention, Chicago, Illinois, 2000
  •  "Final Argument," Anatomy of a Trial Seminar, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 2000
  • "Product Liability" - A Debate, Federalist Society, 2000
  • "Mentoring," Professionalism Day, IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, 2000
  • "Rebuttal Argument," Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Past Presidents Seminar, 2000
  • "Proving Damages in Wrongful Death, Brain Injury and Spinal Cord Injury Cases," Chicago Bar Association, 1998
  • "Computer Graphics and Animation," International Academy of Trial Lawyers, Annual Convention, 1998
  • "How to Value the Personal Injury Case: Negotiating Strategies & Settlement Techniques" - American Bar Association/Association of Trial Lawyers of America Satellite Seminar, Washington, D.C., 1998
  • "Trial Practice in the 90's: Jury Selection, Focus Groups and Computer Graphic Animation," Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 1998
  • "Lessons Learned at Trial -  Trial Superstars," Chicago Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, 1997
  • "Shaping the Jury's Verdict -- Winning in the Age of Tort Reform," 48th Annual Advocacy Institute, The Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Michigan, 1997
  • "Closing Arguments," Ultimate Mentor Interactive Seminar, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 1996
  • "The Obligations of Lawyering in Today's World," Featured Speaker at the Annual Luncheon Meeting of the Franklin County Trial Lawyers Association, Ohio, 1996
  • "Jury Selection in the Industrial Product Liability Case" - The 13th Annual Conference on Product Liability Law - National Practice Institute - Chicago - 1995
  • "Direct and Re-Direct Examination -- Trial Demonstration" - ICLE's 46th Annual Advocacy Institute - The Institute of Continuing Legal Education - Ann Arbor, Michigan - 1995
  • "House Bill 20 - Redefining Tort Practice in Illinois," Chicago Bar Association, 1995
  • "Litigation Management: Manage Dollars or Activities?" Johnson Controls Annual Law Department Meeting, 1995
  • The Art of Persuasion, Demonstration: Plaintiff's Closing Argument, " Defense Research Institute, Trial Techniques Seminar,1995
  • "Litigating Medical Malpractice Claims - Plaintiff's Perspective," Annual American Law Institute, American Bar Association Committee on Continuing Professional Education, South Carolina, 1995
  • "Winning with the Masters," Last Chance Seminar, Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association, New Orleans, 1995
  • "Product Liability Litigation - A Practical Approach," Summation Strategies, Plaintiff's Perspective, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 1994
  • "Emerging Issues in Motor Vehicle Product Liability Litigation," The debate over New Restatement 2nd of Torts 105, discussion about changing the burden of proof in product liability cases. American Bar Association National Institute, Arizona, 1994
  • "Effective Direct and Cross-Examination" - Summer Boot Camp for Aspiring Litigators, Chicago Bar Association, 1994
  • "Closing Arguments" - Young Lawyers Section Trial Practice Course, Chicago Bar Association, 1994
  • "Medical Experts: Effective Direct and Cross Examination - Plaintiff's Perspective" - Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel, 1993
  • "Winning Closing Arguments," Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Annual Seminar, 1993
  • "Practical Problems of Litigating with Foreign Defendants," American Bar Association, Section of Tort and Insurance Practice, Washington, D.C., 1993
  • "Aspects of American Product Liability Law," International Institute, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, 1993
  • "Aftermath of an Error" - The NBC/GM Truck-Safety Broadcast Controversy, Loyola University Chicago Communications Department, 1993
  • "Art of Summation," New York State Trial Lawyers Institute, 1992
  • "Plaintiff's Perspective: Closing" - Federation of Insurance & Corporate Counsel Winter Program, Florida, 1992
  • "Bad Faith in the '90s -- How to Avoid It" - Rollins Burdick Hunter Co. National Leadership Conference, 1992
  • "Discovery Practice in the '90s: A How-to Seminar Focusing on Competency, Efficiency & Civility," Moderator, Chicago Bar Association, 1992
  • "Opening Statement," Presentation of Plaintiff's Perspective in a Product Liability Case, Federal Bar Association National Convention, Ohio, 1992
  • "Is a Cap on Damages Socially Desirable?" - Plaintiff's Perspective, Illinois Provider Trust Annual Risk Management Meeting, 1992
  • "Jury Selection: Plaintiff's Perspective" - Point/Counterpoint Seminar, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 1992, 1993
  • "A Collection of Great Closing Arguments: Techniques and Demonstrations," California Trial Lawyers Association 26th Annual Tahoe Seminar, 1991
  • "1991 Best Evidence Seminar," American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, 1991
  • "Developing and Defending Employment Discrimination Cases," 42nd Annual Advocacy Institute, Michigan, 1991; California, 1992
  • "Final Argument," Joint Seminar of the Association of Florida Trial Lawyers and Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Bermuda, 1991
  • "Effective Trial Techniques - From Pre-Trial Proceedings Through Summation," Chicago Bar Association, 1991
  • "Delivering a Knock-Out Punch in Opening Statement," Third Annual Tort Masters Seminar, sponsored by Alabama Trial Lawyers Association, Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers and Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Georgia, 1991
  • "Winning with the Masters, Last Chance Seminar " Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association, New Orleans, 1991
  • "Using Final Argument to Enhance Damages," Alabama Trial Lawyers Association 38th Annual Mid-Winter Conference, 1990
  • "Do's and Don'ts of Direct Examination," Trial Notebook Series, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 1990
  • "Trial Symposium - Advocacy into the '90s," Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers Thirty-Third Annual Convention, 1990
  • Address to the Professional Liability Committee of the American Bar Association, American Bar Association Annual Meeting, 1990
  • "How to Address Damages in the Opening Statement and Closing Argument," Chicago Bar Association, 1990
  • "Arguing Medical Negligence," Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 1990
  • "Arguing and Maximizing Damages," Kansas Trial Lawyers' Association, 1990
  • "Proving and Disputing Liability in Tort Cases," Chicago Bar Association, 1989
  • "The Persuasive Final Argument," Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 1989
  • "Ideas on Final Argument," A Weekend with the Masters, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 1989
  • The 46th Annual Belli Seminar, Massachusetts, 1989
  • "Negotiations," Chicago Bar Association, 1988
  • "Finding and Using Experts in Crash Cases." American Bar Association Tort and Insurance Practice Section, Massachusetts, 1988
  • "Comparative Fault," Indiana State Bar Association, 1988
  • "The Medical Malpractice Case," The 39th Annual Advocacy Institute, Michigan, 1988
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, College of Advocacy, 1988
  • Seminar Chair, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, National College of Advocacy, Specialized Courses, Colorado, 1988
  • "Closing Argument," Chicago Bar Association, 1988
  • "Litigating Medical Malpractice Claims," American Bar Association, South Carolina, 1988
  • "Masters of Advocacy," Tort Expo , Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, 1988
  • "Tort Reform or Deform?: A Public Debate," Illinois State Bar Association, 1988
  • "How Proof Relates to the Final Argument," Association of Trial Lawyers of America Mid-Winter Convention, Arizona, 1987
  • "Recent Trends in Evaluating, Proving and Arguing Damages," Litigating Medical Malpractice Claims, American Bar Association and California Continuing Legal Education, 1987
  • "Assessment of Damages," The Thorough Representation of the Catastrophic-Injured: Causation, Expert Assessments of Damages and Long Term Care Issues, The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, 1987
  • Dean: Association of Trial Lawyers of America National College of Advocacy, Specialized College on Damages, Colorado, 1987
  • "Video Depositions - How and When to Use Them," Chicago Bar Association Tort Litigation Committee, 1987
  • "The Art of Deposition Taking," Chicago Bar Association Tort Litigation Committee, 1987
  • "How to Find and Use the Expert Recreational and Sports Witness," Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 1987
  • "Changes in Recovery Under the Illinois Wrongful Death Act," Chicago Bar Association Tort Litigation Committee, 1986
  • "Proper Negotiation Techniques," Annual Program on Negotiations and Counseling, National Institute of Trial Advocacy, 1986
  • "Our Tort System Must be Preserved," 21st Annual Meeting of the Congress of Organizations of the Physically Handicapped, 1986
  • "Today's Civil System of Justice," National Association of Independent Insurers, 1986
  • "Persuasive Trial Techniques," Hispanic National Bar Association Annual Convention,  1986
  • "Proper Evaluation of Product Liability Cases," Pick the Best, Decline the Rest,  Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 1986
  • "Lawyers and Doctors: A Time for Harmony," Illinois State Medical Society, 1986
  • "Ethics and Attorneys Fees," Northwestern University Law School, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1990
  • "How to Present the Expert Economist," Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 1985
  • "How to Prove Loss of Companionship in the Case of a Deceased Spouse, Parent or Child," Proving and Disproving Damages in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Cases Seminar, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 1985
  • "Final Argument," The Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, 1985
  • "Consulting the Appropriate Witness and Assessment of Damages," The Thorough Representation of the Catastrophic-Injured, The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, 1985
  • "Anatomy of an Automobile Accident Trial," Practicing Law Institute, 1985
  • "Litigating Medical Malpractice Claims," American Bar Association and Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, 1985
  • "Jury Deselection," Trial Superstars Seminar, Chicago Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, 1985
  • "Closing Argument," Roscoe Pound Foundation Workshop, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 1985
  • "Evaluating, Proving and Arguing Damages," "Litigating Medical Malpractice Claims," American Bar Association, California Continuing Legal Education, 1984
  • "Closing Argument -- The Plaintiff's Perspective," The Practical Approach to Trial Advocacy Seminar, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 1984
  • "Assessment of Damages," Third Annual Symposium on Head Trauma, Spinal Cord and Amputation for the Litigator, The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, 1984
  • "Trial Tactics in Governmental Liability Suits," Association of Trial Lawyers of Iowa, 1984
  • "Deposition Strategy and Technique," Chicago Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, 1983
  • "Recent Developments in Evaluating and Proving Damages," "Litigating Medical Malpractice Claims," American Bar Association, California Continuing Legal Education, 1983
  • "Plaintiff's Final Argument in a Comparative Negligence Case," Association of Trial Lawyers of Iowa, 1983
  • "Plaintiff's Final Argument," Illinois Defense Counsel's Tactics Seminar, 1983
  • "How to Establish the Medical Opinion," Second Annual Comprehensive Evidence Seminar, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association,  1983
  • "Effective Persuasion at Trial," Second Annual Presidents Seminar, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 1983
  • Plaintiff's co-counsel in two videotape series, "Training the Advocate," 1983 and "Training the Advocate: The Pretrial Stage," 1985, produced by National Institute for Trial Advocacy and The American Bar Association Consortium for Professional Education
  • Federal Trial Bar Advocacy Program, 1983
  • "Illinois Product Liability Practice," Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 1980  
  • Instructor, Product Liability, IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, 1979-1980
  • The Expert Witness in the Courtroom," American Society of Safety Engineers, 1979
  • Determining and Proving Damages," NYLJ, Colorado, 1978
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Regional, 1978; National, 1983
  • "Cross Examination," American Bar Association, Litigation Section, California, 1977