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 firm’s burgeoning practice 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.
Illinois Rising Stars, 2023
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