Tommy Demetrio, the nephew of named partner and firm founder, Thomas A. Demetrio, and son of retired partner, Michael K. Demetrio, joined Corboy & Demetrio as an Associate on July 1, 2020. Tommy 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.
Tommy was selected to 2024 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, Tommy 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, Tommy worked as a law clerk at the firm from 2017-2018.
Tommy 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, Tommy 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.
Tommy 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, Tommy 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-present
Emerging Lawyers, 2021-present
CALI Award for Trial Advocacy
Chicago Bar Association
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
IIT-Chicago Kent College of Law, J.D., 2018
University of Notre Dame, B.A., 2011