Corboy & Demetrio Attorney Schwartz Appointed to Women’s Bar Foundation Board of DirectorsJanuary 2010
Susan Schwartz, a partner and medical malpractice attorney at the Chicago law firm of Corboy & Demetrio, was recently appointed to the Board of Directors of the Women’s Bar Foundation, a not-for-profit corporation that provides scholarships, awards and financial aid to women attending law school in Illinois. Susan will serve a three-year term as a Director.
Attorney Susan Schwartz
Susan joined Corboy & Demetrio in 1980 following graduation from Loyola University Chicago School of Law and became a partner in 1994. An experienced and successful trial lawyer with numerous multimillion dollar verdicts and settlements, Susan represents patients and their families in complex medical negligence personal injury and wrongful death actions.
She is an active member of many bar associations, is a contributing author for several legal publications and lectures locally and nationally at seminars and continuing legal education programs on topics ranging from trial practice techniques to alternative methods of dispute resolution.
Named one of the top 100 Leading Women Lawyers in Illinois, Susan is also ranked in the top 5% of all Illinois attorneys. She has been designated an "Illinois Super Lawyer," and has achieved the highest possible rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory.
Women’s Bar Foundation
The Foundation was established in 1966 and awarded its first scholarship in the name of Judge Mary Bartelme in the amount of $300 that same year. Since that time, the Foundation has awarded over 260 scholarships totaling over $1.1 million. In 2003, the Foundation established and awarded a permanent annual scholarship in the name of Esther Rothstein, a founding member of the Foundation and its president for almost 21 years. In 2002, the Foundation instituted an annual public interest scholarship and in 2004, established a permanent annual scholarship in the name of Justice Mary Ann G. McMorrow, a long-time supporter of the Foundation and the first woman Chief Justice of the Illinois Supreme Court. In 2008, the Foundation instituted an annual Public Service Stipend scholarship for women lawyers pursuing a career in an Illinois not-for-profit or public sector organization. The funds for Foundation scholarships are raised through individual donations, endowments, bequests, and Foundation events.