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Thomas Demetrio Called Powerhouse of Aviation and Medical Negligence Law

Corboy & Demetrio partner Thomas A. Demetrio has been selected to the prestigious Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America for 2013-2014.

Lawdragon has named Tom to the elite list eight consecutive years, since its inaugural publication, describing him as the "powerhouse" of aviation and medical negligence law. Lawdragon has said of Tom, "In the windy city, he's the name for everything from medical malpractice claims to aviation disasters. When tragedy strikes, the families of plane crash victims have no greater ally. Tom is Chicago's top trial lawyer and stands alone atop the Chicago trial bar."

Tom is in good company.  Corboy & Demetrio partner Francis Patrick Murphy was also named to the list, along with all current U.S. Supreme Court Justices.

Tom’s current notable cases include representing the estate of late Chicago Bear Dave Duerson, as well as five former NFL players in civil litigation against the League stemming from concussion-related injuries.  Those former players include former Bears quarterback Bobby Douglass.  In addition, Tom represents the estate of Forrest Blue, who played eleven seasons for the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Colts in that same litigation.

In another high-profile case that was featured in the New York Times in May, Tom represents the estate of NHL Enforcer Derek Boogaard in civil litigation against the NHL stemming from Boogaard’s concussions, prescription of drugs by team doctors and death.

Lawdragon selects lawyers from a combination of submissions from law firms, votes and comments through Lawdragon’s online voting form and its own editorial research, which it says is the most important factor in the selection process. 

About Corboy & Demetrio

Corboy & Demetrio is one of the nation’s premier law firms.  The personal injury law firm represents individuals and their families in serious personal injury and wrongful death cases and is renowned for its achievements in the courtroom and for its contributions to the community.  The rights and concerns of its clients are at the core of Corboy & Demetrio’s practice.  That commitment, dedication, compassion and relentless drive have resulted in exceptional service and exceptional results for its clients.  The Chicago law firm has acquired more than $3 billion in settlements and verdicts and has attained almost 600 settlements and verdicts in excess of $1 million. To contact Chip Barry, Flip Corboy, Mike Demetrio, Tom Demetrio, Rene Torrado, Jr. or another Chicago lawyer at our firm, call 312-346-3191 or toll free at 800-356-3191.  We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  For more information about our law firm go to


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