Thomas Demetrio "The Star of the Chicago Plaintiffs' Bar"2005
In its first review of the top 500 attorneys in the country in 2005, Lawdragon praised Tom Demetrio, saying, "Thomas Demetrio has earned his reputation as one of the best personal-injury lawyers in the country with a consistent string of multimillion recoveries for clients during three decades in practice. The star of the Chicago plaintiffs' bar is adept at securing big settlements and taking cases all the way to a jury verdict. The $22 million verdict he won on a behalf of a woman rendered quadriplegic from a car accident is the largest of its kind upheld by the Illinois Supreme Court. Demetrio has continued his winning ways since that landmark 1997 decision, nailing down a $25.2 million settlement for the family of a man who perished in a USAir crash outside Pittsburgh. In September 2005, he reached a $16 million settlement for the family of a Northwestern University football player who died of an asthma attack during practice. This attorney is a member of the prestigious International Academy of Trial Lawyers."