Robert Bingle Profiled in Leading Lawyers Magazine
Robert Bingle, managing partner and trial lawyer at Corboy & Demetrio, was profiled in a feature article entitled, “Forging Lifelong Friendships Through Passionate Representation" in the Leading Lawyers Network Magazine, published by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company, in December, 2009. The article, written by Maria Kantzavelos, highlights Bob’s deep and abiding concern for his clients and his extraordinary success in representing plaintiffs in personal injury litigation.
Bob has been a Chicago personal injury lawyer for over 27 years. He joined the Corboy & Demetrio law firm in 1983, became a partner in 1991 and Managing Partner in 1995. While at the firm, he has been involved in every type of personal injury and wrongful death case and has obtained numerous multi-million dollar verdicts and settlement for his clients.
As a result of Bob's extensive legal experience, he has acquired leadership positions on mass tort litigation arising from railroad collisions, explosions, fires and other disasters. He was lead plaintiffs' counsel for the litigation stemming from the collision of a train and school bus in Fox River Grove, Illinois, which settled in excess of $25 million and was one of the lead attorneys in a $10 million settlement stemming from a collision at a Union Pacific rail yard that resulted in the deaths of the three men. He was also the lead trial attorney and directed the mass litigation stemming from the Quantum Chemical explosion which settled for more than $20 million.
Bob has secured a number of record-setting verdicts and settlements. In a Federal District Court lawsuit Bob tried, a $6.6 million verdict was awarded to a family injured in an automobile collision. It was the largest verdict ever in that Court. In a railroad negligence case, the jury returned a $6.8 million verdict, the highest amount ever awarded in Illinois to an individual for the loss of his leg. A few of Bob's other notable cases include an $18 million settlement for the family of a Mexican national who was killed by a piece of falling glass from Chicago’s CNA Tower, a $4.5 million settlement for a young man burned at a chemical refinery and a $3.9 million verdict for the family of a 10-year-old girl who drowned at a municipal water station.
In addition to his trial work, Bob is very active in bar association work, has been a faculty member at the National Institute for Trial Advocacy and is a member of the Loyola University Chicago School of Law Alumni Board. He lectures extensively throughout the United States and has published chapters and articles in legal books, periodicals and newspapers. He is frequently called upon by the media to comment on legal issues involving civil litigation and has appeared nationally and locally on television and radio news broadcasts and news talk programs.
To read the press release issued about Bob's featured article, click here.