Service on Board of Directors by Attorneys and Staff
The firm's lawyers and staff serve on the boards of directors of numerous charitable organizations.
Co-founder Thomas Demetrio serves as Co-Chair of the Board of Advisors of IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law. In addition, he serves on the boards of the Constitutional Rights Foundation; Center for Elder & Disability Law, an organization providing free civil legal services to the disabled and elderly in the Chicagoland area; and Big Shoulders - Archdiocese of Chicago, a charitable endeavor established by the late Joseph Cardinal Bernardin, which provides support to Catholic inner-city schools.
Thomas has also served on the boards of Illinois Institute of Technology, St. Ignatius College Prep and Mundelein Seminary, as well as the Notre Dame Law School’s Advisory Council and the Dispute Resolution Research Center of the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University.
Partner Philip Harnett Corboy, Jr., was elected to the Board of Directors of the United States Olympic and Paralympic Foundation(USOPF) in 2018. He previously served as a Trustee to USOPF, which helps generate critical financial resources that enables the United States Olympic Committee to make investments in areas promoting excellence and innovation for Team USA.
Philip is a past President of the Board of Directors of the Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago, Illinois’ largest legal aid program for low income people. He served on the Board of Illinois Variety Club's International Children's Charity for a number of years and was Vice-President of The Chicago Lighthouse, one of the country's oldest organizations for people who are blind or visually impaired. Philip is a member of the Board of Trustees of the President's Club of DePaul University and a member of the Dean's Council of DePaul's law school. He previously served on the Board of the Illinois Variety Club's International Children's Charity.
Partner Susan J. Schwartz serves on the Board of Directors of the Woman's Bar Foundation and serves on the Board of Directors of the Coordinated Advice & Referral Program for Legal Services(CARPLS). She also serves on the President’s Council of Almost Home Kids, and previously served on AHK’s Board of Directors. Susan is also a Past President of the Board of Governors for Loyola University Chicago, School of Law, as well as a former officer and member.
Partner Francis Patrick Murphy has been involved with Illinois Lawyers Assistance Program for several years and has held various offices. Patrick was re-elected to serve as Vice-President of the LAP Board of Directors in 2018, and will become President, for a third term, in November of 2019.
Partner Michael K. Demetrio serves on the Board of Directors of Big Shoulders and is a member of the President’s Circle at the University of Notre Dame.
Attorney Daniel Kirschner serves on the Chicago Regional Community Leadership Board of the American Cancer Society, as well as on the IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law Alumni Board of Directors. In addition, Dan serves as a member of the Leadership Board of Lawyers Lend-A-Hand.
Partner William T. Gibbs serves as Chicago Police Memorial Foundation Advisory Board Member. In 2018, Bill was appointed to the Advisory Board of The Mike Adamle Project: Rise Above, which is a new initiative created to provide tools, resources and support to patients living with symptoms of CTE. Mike Adamle is a Corboy & Demetrio client.
Partner David "Chip" Barry, Jr., is a former Chairman and current Board of Trustees member for the Forbeck Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation, which promotes advances in cancer research through collaboration.
Partner Kenneth T. Lumb has served on the Board of Directors of the Spinal Cord Injury Association of Illinois and on the Board of Directors Anima(Young Singers of Greater Chicago).
Corboy & Demetrio CFO Marcy Twardak served for years as the President of the Board of Directors of Ovarian Cancer Symptom Awareness Organization(OCSA) and currently serves as a Board Member.
Marcy also serves on the Board of Advisors for the St. Joseph Seminary Rerum Novarum Committee, and in 2018, she was appointed to Chair of the Leader Council for the Mercy Home for Boys and Girls.
Partner Edward G. Willer provides legal counsel to the Knights of Columbus' Youth Fund Drive of the Archdiocese of Chicago.
Attorney Michelle M. Kohut is a Past President of the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois and before that held various board positions. Additionally, she has served as President of Women Everywhere - Partners in Service Project, Inc. and has served on the Board of Directors of Heartland International Health Center.
Attorney Andrew P. Stevens serves on the Board of Directors of the Spinal Cord Injury Association of Illinois.
Attorney Michael D. Ditore serves on the Young Professionals Board of Good Sports.
Clerk Susie Straus serves as Board Member of the Chicago Chapter of the National Organization for Women. She also serves as Vice President of the Working Women’s History Project, a network of Chicago history organizations writing and telling the story of working women.
Assistant Administrator Rita Planera has served on the Board of Directors of Lawyers Lend-A-Hand for many years and helps award the Thomas A. Demetrio Award of Excellence each year to an outstanding tutoring/mentoring program. Communications Director Helen H. Lucaitis also serves on the Lawyers Lend-A-Hand Board.