Corboy & Demetrio, P.C.
33 N. Dearborn St., 21st Fl.
Chicago, IL 60602
Thomas A. Demetrio, Co-founder of Corboy & Demetrio, is a trial lawyer with an emphasis on medical negligence, product liability, airplane crash and commercial litigation on behalf of plaintiffs. He is Past President of the Chicago Bar Association and Illinois Trial Lawyers Association. In 2014, the National Law Journal named Tom to its first edition of "Top 50 Litigation Trailblazers and Pioneers," a national ranking. Since its inception in 2005, LawDragon has named Tom every year as one of America's 500 leading attorneys in all fields and has described him as the "powerhouse" of aviation and medical negligence law. He has been listed in Best Lawyers in America since 1987.
Tom is the founder of Lawyers Lend-A-Hand to Youth, and he funds the Thomas A. Demetrio Lend-A-Hand Award of Excellence annually, which is given to an exemplary Chicagoland area tutor/mentor program. He serves or has served on the following Boards: Center for Elder and Disability Law; Illinois Institute of Technology; Big Shoulders - Archdiocese of Chicago; J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Dispute Resolution Research Center, Northwestern University; Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago; University of Notre Dame Law School Advisory Council; St. Ignatius College Prep; and Mundelein Seminary.
Since 2003, Tom has been voted by his peers to be in the top ten of all lawyers in Illinois by Leading Lawyers, and since 2007, he has been named to be in the top five of the state's 90,000-plus lawyers by Leading Lawyers. In 2015, Tom was selected as one of the Top Ten Personal Injury Lawyers in Illinois by Leading Lawyers, ranking second. He was also selected as one of the Top Ten Consumer Lawyers by Leading Lawyers, ranking second. Since 2010, Tom has been named one of the Top 10 Illinois Super Lawyers in the entire state, ranking second in 2015.
Tom is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, where he serves as Chair of the law school's Board of Overseers. He was named one of "125 Alumni of Distinction" by the law school in November of 2013. In addition, the College of Law has also given Tom the Alumni Merit Award, the Professional Achievement Award and the Distinguished Service Award. Tom is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers (top 1% of trial lawyers in U.S.); the International Academy of Trial Lawyers (top 500 trial lawyers worldwide); and the Inner Circle of Advocates (top 100 plaintiff trial lawyers in U.S.). Tom 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. He has negotiated over $1 billion in settlements and has acquired over $130 million in jury verdicts which includes the largest personal injury verdict ever upheld by the Illinois Supreme Court. All of Mr. Demetrio's verdicts have been paid. He has never lost an appeal.