Corboy & Demetrio Chicago Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice Lawyers Named to Illinois Super Lawyers

Three Lawyers Named to Illinois Rising Stars
January 2009

All twelve partners at the Chicago personal injury law firm of Corboy & Demetrio have been named to the 2008 Illinois Super Lawyers listing. Four of those selected, Chicago personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys Thomas A. Demetrio, Philip Harnett Corboy, Jr., Philip H. Corboy, and Shawn S. Kasserman, were listed in the top 100 of all Illinois Super Lawyers. Corboy & Demetrio has the distinction of having the highest number of attorneys of any law firm in the top 100 category.  In addition, three young lawyers at Corboy & Demetrio have been named to the Illinois Rising Stars list. Rising Stars names the state's top up-and-coming attorneys.

Corboy & Demetrio Super Lawyers

Since its inception, all twelve partners have been named Super Lawyers. They are David R. Barry, Jr., Robert J. Bingle, Barry R. Chafetz, Philip H. Corboy, Philip Harnett Corboy, Jr., Michael K. Demetrio, Thomas A. Demetrio, Shawn S. Kasserman, Daniel M. Kotin, Francis Patrick Murphy, Susan J. Schwartz and René A. Torrado, Jr. Three young Chicago personal injury lawyers at the firm, William T. Gibbs, Daniel S. Kirschner and Michelle M. Kohut, were named to the Rising Stars list this year.

“We are honored to have our attorneys included among Illinois Super Lawyers,” said Robert J. Bingle, managing partner. “Having all our partners selected and included each and every year is indicative of the caliber of attorneys here at Corboy & Demetrio. We are also honored to have our three young associates, Bill Gibbs, Dan Kirschner and Michelle Kohut, among the Illinois Rising Stars.”

Illinois Super Lawyers

Law & Politics, the publisher, mails ballots to attorneys throughout Illinois and asks those attorneys to nominate the best lawyers in various fields. Law & Politics also searches for outstanding lawyers by reviewing databases, national and local periodicals and trade journals. The final selection is made by dividing firms by size and attorneys by practice areas, and then checking each candidate’s standing with the Illinois State Bar.

Illinois Rising Stars

The Illinois Rising Stars selections are based on nominations by members of the Illinois Super Lawyers list. Rising Stars are the up-and-coming Illinois attorneys who are 40 or younger or have been in practice for fewer than 10 years.

According to Super Lawyers, the objective of the selection process is to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys that can be used as a resource to assist attorneys and sophisticated consumers in the search for legal counsel.