Corboy & Demetrio Adds Two Associate Attorneys to Firm
Corboy & Demetrio is pleased to announce the addition of two associate attorneys, Jamaal R. Buchanan and Mitchell W. Bild, to the firm. Both are trial lawyers practicing in all areas of personal injury.
Jamaal R. Buchanan joins Corboy & Demetrio after prosecuting more than 100 bench trials and several jury trials as a Cook County prosecutor. During that time, Jamaal was personally selected to work as a Special Prosecutor within the Community Justice Center Division where he assisted with Task Force cases within the Financial Crimes Unit.
Most recently, Jamaal worked as a senior attorney with Kopka Pinkus & Dolin, representing clients in general insurance defense, commercial litigation, transportation, and premise liability matters for household names such as FedEx and Mariano’s.
He has also worked as a trial attorney at Mulherin Rehfeldt & Varchetto where he represented major insurance companies in personal injury and subrogation matters involving multiple defendants.
Jamaal has broad experience in other areas of the law, including working as an investigator for the State Bar of California’s Office of Chief Trial Counsel, reviewing and investigating ethics complaints filed against attorneys.
Also, from 2010 to 2020, Jamaal founded and ran Buchanan Management & Consulting, providing legal and business consulting services for entertainers and industry-related companies and serving as Principal Manager of more than 25 actors.
While working in California, Jamaal worked as a Sr. Litigation Law Clerk at famed lawyer Johnnie Cochran’s law firm in Los Angeles from 2006-2009.
He received his J.D. from Vermont Law School in 2002 following a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice/African American Studies from Bradley University in 1999.
Mitchell Bild joins Corboy & Demetrio after serving as a Judicial Law Clerk in the Cook County Circuit Court’s Law Division Motion Section from 2020-2022, where he drafted written orders and conducted legal research for various judges, as well as supervised judicial externs.
Mitchell, a 2020 graduate of Chicago-Kent College of Law, worked for Corboy & Demetrio as a Law Clerk during school.
During law school, Mitchell served as Executive Articles Editor of the Chicago-Kent Law Review – Volume 95, and he excelled in Moot Court competitions, winning several awards. He also served as a Judicial Extern for U.S. District Judge Joe B. McDade, Central District of Illinois.
A 2017 graduate of Michigan State University, Mitchell obtained a B.A. in Political Theory & Constitutional Democracy, serving as President of the Mock Trial Association and as Director of MSU’s Student Rights Advocates & Legal Services, where he oversaw staff that advised, assisted, and represented students in the university’s legal and judiciary proceedings. Additionally, he worked with university administration on behalf of the student body regarding policy reform, particularly with respect to Title IX policies and procedures.
The entire Corboy & Demetrio family warmly welcomes Jamaal and Mitchell.