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Corboy & Demetrio Uniformly Judged to be the Best of the Best

Our Co-founder Thomas A. Demetrio was ranked the #1 Super Lawyer in Illinois for 2017 –  the top attorney in the entire state -- out of 95,000 lawyers.   That accolade is well deserved as we are a group of nationally-recognized trial lawyers who passionately represent victims and their families in serious personal injury and wrongful death cases. 

Putting our clients first has resulted in unparalleled success—we have acquired more than $4 billion in verdicts and settlements, of which more than 700 were $1 million or higher.

Corboy & Demetrio attorneys show extraordinary leadership in the legal community.  Our firm is the only Chicago law firm to have had four former Chicago Bar Association Presidents.  We are also the only Illinois firm to have had four past Presidents of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association.

Corboy & Demetrio, year in and year out, garners the highest honors in the legal profession.

In addition to Tom Demetrio’s #1 ranking, Corboy & Demetrio was named to “2017 Best Law Firms” by U.S. News & World Report for the seventh consecutive year in the areas of plaintiffs’ personal injury, medical malpractice and commercial litigation.  We’ve earned that designation every year since the award’s inception.

For the 30th consecutive year, Tom Demetrio was selected to Best Lawyers in America, 2017 Edition.  Tom and five other Corboy & Demetrio partners were selected by their peers for inclusion to the elite Best Lawyers list.  They include Robert J. Bingle, David R. “Chip” Barry, Jr., Philip Corboy, Jr., Michael K. Demetrio and Rene A. Torrado, Jr. 

Best Lawyers also honored Tom Demetrio as the Medical Malpractice Attorney of the Year in Chicago in 2011, and Chip Barry received that prestigious designation in 2014. 

Also in 2017, the National Trial Lawyers selected Tom as one of the nation’s “50 Most Influential Trial Lawyers.”  Tom is the only Chicago lawyer to earn a spot on the list.

The National Law Journal selected Tom to its inaugural “Top 50 Litigation Trailblazers and Pioneers” in 2014, noting that he alone has negotiated more than $1 billion in settlements.  It also noted that Corboy & Demetrio, in its representation of victims of the Tylenol cyanide poisonings in 1982, was a “catalyst” for today’s tamperproof packaging of drugs. 

The National Law Journal also selected Corboy & Demetrio to 2015 Elite Trial Lawyers in the area of Medical Malpractice because of the size and number of our significant settlements.

Corboy & Demetrio lawyers were selected in record numbers as Leading Lawyers in 2016 by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company.  Thirteen lawyers were given the prestigious designation, which is more than any other personal injury firm in Illinois.  The peer-reviewed network recognizes only the top 5% of all Illinois lawyers.   

Tom Demetrio was selected as one of the Top Ten Personal Injury Lawyers in Illinois by Leading Lawyers, ranking second.   Tom was also selected as one of the Top Ten Leading Lawyers in all practice areas in the entire state, ranking third, and as one of the Top Ten Consumer Lawyers in the state, ranking second.

In addition to Tom being named the top Super Lawyer in the state, 13 other Corboy & Demetrio lawyers were named Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars for 2017.  Limited to the top 5% of all Illinois attorneys, Super Lawyers are chosen by their peers and through the independent research of Law & Politics Magazine.

Seven other partners at Corboy & Demetrio have been named Illinois Super Lawyers each consecutive year since the inception of Super Lawyers in 2005, including Chip Barry, Robert J. Bingle, Philip Corboy, Jr., Michael K. Demetrio, Francis Patrick Murphy, Susan J. Schwartz and Rene A. Torrado, Jr.   Daniel S. Kirschner became a partner and an Illinois Super Lawyer in 2013.  Kenneth T. Lumb and Edward G. Willer became partners in 2015 and both were already Super Lawyers.  Associate Attorney Michelle M. Kohut was chosen as an IL Super Lawyer for the fourth year.  Associate Attorney William T. Gibbs was selected as an IL Super Lawyer for the second year. 

In addition, Tom Demetrio was named to “50 Legends of the Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America,” by Lawdragon Magazine in 2015, calling him, “the dean of the Chicago trial bar.”  As a “Legend,” Tom was one of only 50 attorneys nationwide who earned a spot on the elite Lawdragon 500 every year since the award’s inception more than a decade ago.  Robert J. Bingle, Philip Corboy, Jr. and Francis Patrick Murphy were also selected to the prestigious 2016 Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America.

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