Corboy and Demetrio has ranked first in the Chicago Lawyer Settlement Survey for the highest settlements in Illinois eight out of the past 18 years, leading all other plaintiff's firms, and has ranked in the top four positions for all 18 years. All eleven partners are members of the Leading Lawyers Network, a peer reviewed selection that recognizes only the top 5% of all Illinois lawyers. In addition, all eleven partners have been selected by peer review to the Illinois Super Lawyers, and three of our young attorneys are Illinois Super Lawyer Rising Stars.
Corboy & Demetrio was selected for Best Law Firms in Chicago for 2012 in the practice areas of personal injury and medical malpractice by U.S. News, which publishes U.S. News & World Report. For the 25th consecutive year, Thomas Demetrio was selected for Best Lawyers in America, 2012 Edition. Best Lawyers in America also honored Mr. Demetrio as the Medical Malpractice Attorney of the Year for 2011. In all, five of our lawyers were chosen for Best Lawyers in America, 2012 Edition. All were selected by their professional peers after thousands of leading lawyers in the United States completed Best Lawyers peer-review surveys.
Thomas Demetrio is a Fellow of The American College of Trial Lawyers, The International Academy of Trial Lawyers and The Inner Circle of Advocates. He was named one of the top 10 trial lawyers by the National Law Journal in 1990 and, in 1999, was listed as one of the top ten trial lawyers in Illinois. He is Past President of the Chicago Bar Association and Illinois Trial Lawyers Association. He is hailed by the prestigious Lawdragon as the "powerhouse of aviation and medical negligence law. In the windy city, he's the name for everything from medical malpractice claims to aviation disasters." Lawdragon also said that Tom is "Chicago's top trial lawyer who stands alone atop the Chicago trial bar for 100 million reasons," including the largest injury verdict ever upheld by the Illinois Supreme Court.
Thomas Demetrio was honored by Leading Lawyers Network in 2012 for his selection as one of the Top Ten Personal Injury Lawyers in Illinois by the magazine, ranking second. Mr. Demetrio was also named one of the Top Ten Leading Lawyers in all practice areas in the entire state, ranking third. Mr. Demetrio was again honored by being selected as one of the Top Ten Consumer Lawyers in Illinois by Leading Lawyers, ranking second.
In even further recognition of Corboy & Demetrio's lawyers, four of our partners were selected to the Top 100 Consumer Lawyers by Leading Lawyers, more than any other plaintiff's personal injury firm in the state. They include Robert J. Bingle, Philip Harnett Corboy, Jr., Thomas A. Demetrio and Francis Patrick Murphy.
In addition, partner Susan J. Schwartz was chosen as one of the Top 50 Leading Women Consumer Lawyers in Illinois by the Leading Lawyers Network.
Philip Harnett Corboy Jr., Tom Demetrio and their Corboy & Demetrio partner David R. Barry, Jr., are members of the American College of Trial Lawyers, the country's preeminent organization of trial lawyers that limits its membership to the top 1% of all trial lawyers.
Philip Harnett Corboy, Jr. is a past President of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and a past President of the Board of Directors of the Legal Assistance Foundation of Chicago, the nation's second largest legal aid agency.
Thomas Demetrio was named in the Top Ten of all the 80,000 plus Illinois lawyers for the second year by Super Lawyers. Tom, Flip Corboy and Michael Demetrio were recognized as three of the Top 100 Super Lawyers in Illinois.
In 2012, Lawdragon selected nine Corboy & Demetrio partners in the Top 3000 attorneys in the country, more than any other personal injury firm. In addition, partners Thomas Demetrio and Francis Patrick Murphy were selected in the Top 500 attorneys in the country. Lawdragon makes its selection based upon reviews of lawyers and judges and its own extensive research.
Corboy & Demetrio attorneys show extraordinary leadership in the legal community. Our firm is the only Chicago law firm to include four former Chicago Bar Association Presidents. It is also the only Illinois law firm to include four attorneys who have served as President of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association.
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