Corboy & Demetrio Uniformly Judged to be the Best of the Best

September 6, 2014

We are exceptional trial lawyers who represent victims and their families in serious personal injury and wrongful death cases.   Putting our clients first has resulted in unparalleled success – we have acquired more than $3 billion in settlements and verdicts, of which nearly 600 were in excess of $1 million. 

Corboy & Demetrio attorneys also show extraordinary leadership in the legal community.   Our firm is the only Chicago law firm to have had four former Chicago Bar Association Presidents.  It is also the only Illinois firm to have had four past Presidents of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association.

Corboy & Demetrio, year in and year out, garners the highest honors in the legal profession from being named to “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News, to attaining elite designations from Leading Lawyers, Illinois Super Lawyers and Lawdragon.

Corboy & Demetrio lawyers were selected in record numbers as Leading Lawyers by the Leading Lawyers Network for 2013.  Twelve of our lawyers were given the prestigious designation, which is more than any other personal injury firm in Illinois.  The peer-reviewed network recognizes only the top 5% of all Illinois lawyers. 

Corboy & Demetrio’s recognition for excellence is extensive.  Thomas A. Demetrio was selected as one of the Top Ten Personal Injury Lawyers in Illinois by Leading Lawyers, ranking second.   Mr. Demetrio was also selected as one of the Top Ten Leading Lawyers in all practice areas in the entire state, ranking third, and as one of the Top Ten Consumer Lawyers, ranking second.

Fourteen Corboy & Demetrio lawyers were named Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars for 2013Limited to the top 5% of all Illinois attorneys, Super Lawyers are chosen by their peers and through the independent research of Law & Politics Magazine

Thomas Demetrio was included in the Top 10 Illinois Super Lawyers out of more than 80,000 in the state.  It’s the third consecutive year for this inclusion, and he’s been on the Top 100 Illinois Super Lawyers list since the award’s inception. 

Seven other partners at Corboy & Demetrio have been named Illinois Super Lawyers each consecutive year since the inception of Super Lawyers in 2005, including David R. Barry, Robert J. Bingle, Philip Harnett Corboy, Michael K. Demetrio, Francis Patrick Murphy, Susan J. Schwartz and Rene A. Torrado, Jr.   Daniel S. Kirschner became a partner and an Illinois Super Lawyer in 2012.

In addition, two other partners were named to the Top 100 Lawyers list.  They include: David R. Barry, and Philip Harnett Corboy, Jr.  Corboy & Demetrio has the distinction of tying for the highest number of attorneys of any plaintiff’s law firm in the Top 100 category. U.S. News, which publishes U.S. News & World Report, has given Corboy & Demetrio a Tier 1 National Ranking in the area of medical malpractice law, the highest national ranking category by the media group in its 2013 U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” Annual List.

Corboy & Demetrio was also selected for Best Law Firms in Chicago in the practice areas of personal injury and commercial litigation.

In addition, five Corboy & Demetrio partners have been selected by their peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America, 2013 Edition.  The lawyers include:  David R. “Chip” Barry, Jr., Philip Harnett Corboy, Jr., Michael K. Demetrio, Thomas Demetrio and Rene A. Torrado, Jr.  

This is the 26th consecutive year Thomas Demetrio, a co-founding partner of Corboy & Demetrio, was named to the Best Lawyers list.   Also, Best Lawyers honored Thomas Demetrio as the Medical Malpractice Attorney of the Year for 2011.

The nationally prestigious Lawdragon has selected nine Corboy & Demetrio partners in the Top 3000 attorneys in the country, more than any other personal injury firm.  In addition, partners Thomas Demetrio and Francis Patrick Murphy were selected in the Top 500 attorneys in the country.  Lawdragon makes its selection based upon reviews of lawyers and judges and its own extensive research.