In addition to being renowned for our achievements in the courtroom, we are also renowned for - and proud of - our philanthropic contributions to the community, which have been recognized by a number of organizations.
The firm actively promotes and contributes to charities and nonprofit organizations. It has also established and funded scholarships, fellowships and endowments at local and national mentoring programs, high schools, and universities, including all six Chicago law schools. Our partners, associates and staff "give back" by serving on Boards, raising funds, tutoring, and lending a hand wherever needed for a variety of charities and nonprofit organizations, including Misericordia, Center for Disability & Elder Law, Access Living, Mercy Home for Boys and Girls, the Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago, and Catholic Charities. In 2006, we established a pro bono department, which helps the indigent and elderly with legal matters that affect their day-to-day quality of life.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Corboy & Demetrio worked with the Greater Chicago Food Depository to create a C&D Virtual Food Drive to help the thousands of Cook County residents who have been hit hardest by the pandemic. The firm’s food drive ran through the end of 2020.
Many not-for-profits are suffering economically as traditional methods of fundraising have been shattered since COVID-19 struck our communities. That includes Misericordia, Heart of Mercy, which Corboy & Demetrio has supported for many years.
Our CFO Marcy Twardak, who in 2020 would have celebrated hosting her 10th annual holiday shopping fundraiser on Misericordia’s Chicago campus, was determined to find other ways to raise the much-needed funds. In December, she held her first Misericordia Virtual Holiday Shopping night in order to help Misericordia’s Sweet Shop in Glenview, which was a great success.
Read more about our community work:
Corboy & Demetrio's Legacy of Helping At-risk Youth in Chicago
2018 Thomas Demetrio Award of Excellence Granted to AMACHI Mentoring Program
Danny Keysar Safety Notification Act Passed
Attorney Gibbs Elected to Chicago Police Memorial Foundation Advisory Board
Misericordia’s Candy Days Supported by Corboy & Demetrio Volunteers
Corboy & Demetrio Supports KID Award Night
Governor Quinn Appoints Attorney Kirschner to Illinois Carnival-Amusement Safety Board
Attorney Michelle Kohut Elected President of Women’s Bar Association of Illinois
Partner Michael Demetrio Appointed to Committee to Raise Funds for Haiti;
Medical Malpractice Attorney Susan Schwartz Appointed to Women’s Bar Foundation Board of Directors;
Michelle Kohut Elected President of Women Everywhere - Partners in Service Project, Inc.;
U.S. Senator Dick Durbin Appoints Philip Harnett Corboy, Jr. to Screening Committee;
Philip Harnett Corboy, Jr. Appointed to the Equal Justice Illinois Campaign Blue-Ribbon Committee;
Philip Harnett Corboy, Jr.Installed as President of the Board of Directors of the Legal Assistance Foundation;
Philip Harnett Corboy, Jr. Installed as President of Illinois Trial Lawyers Association;
Michael K. Demetrio Appointed Illinois Chair of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers.
For more information visit the Corboy & Demetrio Charitable Giving and Community site.