Professional Sports Liability
Corboy & Demetrio represents more than 100 injured professional athletes and the families of deceased athletes in lawsuits against sports leagues and equipment makers.
We also represent collegiate athletes and young athletes and their families in lawsuits against school districts, park departments, municipalities and equipment makers for their injuries.
In the NFL concussion litigation, we currently represent the families of Dave Duerson and Forrest Blue, and former Chicago Bears quarterback Bobby Douglas as well as many other retired players in the consolidated NFL lawsuit before Senior United States District Judge Anita Brody in Philadelphia, resulting in a $765 million settlement. Read our news release.
We also represent dozens of retired professional football players, including NFL Hall of Famer and Heisman Trophy Winner Paul Hornung, in lawsuits against helmet maker Riddell Sports, which allege the plastic helmets players were provided failed to protect their brains and that Riddell failed to warn athletes of the helmets’ risks. Read our news release.
In NHL lawsuits, in addition to representing the Boogaard and Montador families, Corboy & Demetrio represents Former Blackhawk Player & Lightning Coach Steve Ludzik, as well as several other former NHL players.
Corboy & Demetrio was appointed by a federal judge in Minnesota overseeing those lawsuits to serve on the Plaintiff’s Executive Committee, playing a leadership role on behalf of NHL players and their families.
Corboy & Demetrio Co-founder Thomas A. Demetrio and attorney William T. Gibbs have appeared on national broadcast and cable media outlets to discuss their clients, including ESPN, FOX Business, Al Jazeera and on local TV media including, WLS-TV, NBC5, CBS2, FOX News Chicago, WGN-TV and CLTV. Both Tom and Bill are regularly quoted in national publications including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Sun-Times and Sports Illustrated.
- Corboy & Demetrio Files Concussion Lawsuit for Former Blackhawk Player & Lightning Coach Steve Ludzik
- Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, 09.20.2016
Major Media Coverage
- WGN Radio, 01.25.2018
- WGN Radio, 08.01.2017
- Sports Illustrated, 08.01.2017
- New York Daily News, 07.31.2017