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Corboy & Demetrio Attorneys Thomas Demetrio and Francis Patrick Murphy Named to Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America


Corboy & Demetrio partners, Thomas Demetrio and Francis Patrick Murphy were named to the Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America, a list of the "nation’s most powerful" and best lawyers as compiled by Lawdragon magazine. The lawyers are selected from more than 1 million attorneys across the country and feature the most talented, respected and influential members of the legal profession. Attorneys from a wide range of practices, including in-house counsel, law professors, judges, government attorneys and public interest lawyers, are included on the list. Through a combination of submissions, online voting and research by Lawdragon’s editorial staff, the attorneys are selected annually.

Tom Demetrio has been named to the Lawdragon 500 since its inception in 2005. He has been called the "powerhouse" of aviation and medical negligence and "the name for everything from medical malpractice claims to aviation disasters. When tragedy strikes, the families of plane crash victims have no greater ally." Lawdragon reported that Tom is "Chicago’s top trial lawyer" and "stands alone atop the Chicago trial bar."

Demetrio is a trial attorney with an emphasis on medical negligence, airplane crash, product liability and commercial litigation on behalf of plaintiffs. He is Past President of the Chicago Bar Association and Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, International Academy of Trial Lawyers and Inner Circle of Advocates. He has done extensive teaching and lecturing worldwide in the field of trial techniques and has authored numerous continuing legal education articles in the field of civil litigation. Tom has acquired over $100 million in jury verdicts, including the largest personal injury verdict ever upheld by the Illinois Supreme Court.

Francis Patrick Murphy was named to the Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America for the first time in 2008. He joined Corboy & Demetrio in 1983 and became a partner in 1992. He regularly handles complex personal injury and wrongful death cases involving aviation negligence, construction negligence, product liability, premises liability, including porch collapses and claims resulting from railroad, automobile and other vehicular negligence. Murphy has more than twenty-five $1 million settlements and verdicts and has been recognized as an attorney in the top 5% of all Illinois lawyers by the Leading Lawyer Network. He has been designated an Illinois Super Lawyer and has an AV rating - the highest level awarded for professional excellence - from the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. The author of numerous legal articles, Murphy is a frequent lecturer for various bar associations and is an adjunct professor at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, where he has regularly taught since 1987.

About Corboy & Demetrio

Corboy & Demetrio is one of the nation’s premier law firms. It 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 has resulted in exceptional service and exceptional results for its clients. The firm has acquired more than $3 billion in settlements and verdicts and has attained more than 500 settlements and verdicts in excess of $1 million.

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