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National Law Journal Names Thomas Demetrio to Elite “Top 50 Litigation Trailblazers of 2014”

Thomas Demetrio, co-founder of the Chicago law firm Corboy & Demetrio, has been named to “Top 50 Litigation Trailblazers of 2014,” a national ranking of truly elite litigators by the National Law Journal. Three other Chicago legal giants are also included.  They are: Fred Bartlit of Bartlit, Beck; Tony Valukas of Jenner & Block; and Dan Webb of Winston & Strawn.

The Law Journal writes that the legal trails Tom Demetrio has blazed include his first big case, litigation resulting from American Airlines Flight 191, which crashed onto O’Hare Field in 1979, and the fact that he has represented the families of victims in nearly every major plane crash since.

While the National Law Journal does, indeed, tout Tom’s success in the courtroom, it also lauds Tom for trying to solve social problems, including helping make society safer and the creation of the Chicago Bar Association’s Lawyers Lend-A-Hand mentoring program for Inner City kids.  The Journal writes that “It is dedicated to giving kids an alternative to gangs” and from Tom’s perspective “it is more fulfilling than any courtroom victory.

Corboy & Demetrio is one of the nation’s premier law firms.  The Chicago 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 Thomas Demetrio or another Chicago personal injury lawyer at the firm, call 312-346-3191 or toll free at800-356-3191.  We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  For more information about our law firm go to


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