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Tom Demetrio

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33 N. Dearborn Street
21st Floor
Chicago, IL 60602


Tom Demetrio, the nephew of named partner and firm founder, Thomas A. Demetrio, and son of partner, Michael K. Demetrio, joined Corboy & Demetrio as an Associate on July 1, 2020.  Tom practices in all areas of personal injury law as well as the area of business interruption insurance litigation stemming from the governmental Stay-at-Home Orders put in place during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tom was selected to 2023 Illinois Rising Stars by Thomson Reuters, and since 2021, he has been selected to Emerging Lawyers by Leading Lawyers network, an honor given to fewer than 2% of Illinois attorneys.


Before joining Corboy & Demetrio, Tom honed his skills as a trial lawyer at Clifford Law Offices, where he represented plaintiffs in personal injury litigation, including asbestos lawsuits and asbestos bankruptcy claims. Before joining Clifford as an attorney, Tom worked as a law clerk at the firm from 2017-2018.

Tom worked as a Summer Associate at Arnstein & Lehr in 2017 where he drafted motions, memos and briefs for partners, including motions to the United States Bankruptcy Court.

From 2016-2017, Tom worked as a Law Clerk at Hinshaw & Culbertson where he composed deposition summaries and prepared clients for depositions.  In addition, he edited and reviewed contracts, motions and briefs.


Tom is a 2018 graduate of IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law where he received a CALI Award for Trial Advocacy and served as a member of Women in Law Society as well as Sports and Entertainment Law Society.

A 2011 graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Tom received a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in Film and Television and Sociology. 


Lawdragon 500 X - the Next Generation, 2023

Illinois Rising Stars, 2023

Emerging Lawyers, 2021-present

CALI Award for Trial Advocacy

Professional Affiliations

Chicago Bar Association

Illinois Trial Lawyers Association

Practice Areas




IIT-Chicago Kent College of Law, J.D., 2018

University of Notre Dame, B.A., 2011

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Corboy & Demetrio
33 N. Dearborn Street
21st Floor
Chicago, IL 60602