Corboy’s Murphy Re-Elected President of LAP

Corboy & Demetrio Partner Francis Patrick Murphy was sworn again in as President of the Lawyers’ Assistance Program on Nov. 14, 2014.  The Lawyers’ Assistance Program is a not-for-profit organization that helps Illinois lawyers, judges and law students as well as their families with alcohol abuse, drug dependency or mental health problems.  “It’s an honor to serve again as President of LAP.  Each judge, lawyer and law student we help is a career—no, a life saved!” Murphy said.   … [Read more...]

Corboy & Demetrio Files Lawsuit Against UPS

Jan. 15, 2015- Corboy & Demetrio filed a negligence lawsuit on Thursday against United Parcel Service on behalf of an Evanston woman who was struck by a UPS truck and crushed under its full weight for 30 minutes until firefighters freed her.  Erin Hinner, 30, was crossing Ashland Avenue in the crosswalk at Central Street on Dec. 22, 2014, when she was hit by the UPS truck.  The UPS truck rolled over her and pinned her body under its axle.  Hinner, a new mother, was rushed to the hospital in critical condition and was … [Read more...]

Corboy & Demetrio Files Lawsuit in Plane Crash

Nov. 25, 2014- Corboy & Demetrio has filed a lawsuit on behalf of the elderly couple whose home was crashed into and destroyed by a cargo plane near Midway Airport last week. Roberta Rolinskas, 82, and Raymond Rolinskas, 84, were asleep inside their bedroom when the plane crashed through their home, stopping just feet from their bed. The negligence lawsuit names as defendant Central Airlines, Inc., which owns the plane that tore through the side of the couple’s brick home, ripping open a huge hole in their living room and then … [Read more...]

Corboy & Demetrio Obtains $1.2M for Injured Worker

Corboy & Demetrio has obtained a settlement of $1.2 million against the maker of a hydraulically- operated ‘picker’ lift after an employee of Best Buy in Bloomingdale fell from a platform while retrieving a TV from an elevated storage area in the store in 2008. The plaintiff, Christopher Connors, had a safety belt around his waist that was supplied by Big Joe Manufacturing Company, which designed and manufactured the lift but the belt was loose and slipped off over his head when he fell from the platform. Connors, who was 29 at … [Read more...]

Corboy Files 40 Lawsuits Against Northwestern Lab

Aug. 20, 2013 - The Chicago law firm of Corboy & Demetrio has filed 40 separate lawsuits, one for each of the patients whose sperm samples were destroyed while stored in a chamber owned by Northwestern Memorial Hospital located in a lab maintained by the Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation. Both Northwestern entities are defendants in the lawsuits. “Most of the plaintiffs have suffered serious illness or were undergoing medical treatment that would likely render them infertile. Freezing their sperm was the only real hope … [Read more...]

Corboy & Demetrio Files Lawsuit Against NHL

May 12, 2013- The Chicago law firm of Corboy & Demetrio has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the National Hockey League, accusing it of negligently causing the death of Derek Boogaard by supplying him with excessive amounts of painkillers during his career as an “Enforcer” and failing in its attempt to curb and cure his resulting addiction. Boogaard died of an accidental prescription drug overdose on May 13, 2011 in Minneapolis, after a battle with addiction to painkillers prescribed by a team of NHL … [Read more...]

From the 500 Vault: Tom Demetrio

Photo by Hugh Williams

TOM DEMETRIO, name partner of Corboy & Demetrio in Chicago, a regular on our Lawdragon 500 lists for his legendary status and continued excellence in plaintiffs' litigation.   It was appropriate for photographer Hugh Williams to capture legal legend Tom Demetrio behind airplane models, given his prominence in the area of aviation litigation. He also has been at the top of the Chicago bar in medical malpractice and product liability litigation. Dememtrio was photographed here in 2007. Another take: … [Read more...]

Corboy & Demetrio Obtains $8M Verdict

Mar. 25, 2013- The Chicago law firm of Corboy & Demetrio has obtained a jury verdict of $8 million on behalf of the estate of a Homewood wife and mother who was fatally struck by a truck after she stood on the shoulder of I-294 to investigate her flat tire. The case was tried in the courtroom of Judge William J. Haddad of the Cook County Circuit Court. Corboy & Demetrio partner Philip “Flip” Corboy, Jr. and Matthew T. Jenkins represented the Estate of Stacey McHale, who had just pulled her car onto the shoulder of I-294 on … [Read more...]

Trial Bar Legend Philip H. Corboy Dies at 87

Post update, June 21: In addition to the earlier obituaries mentioned below, the Chicago Law Bulletin ran an excellent remembrance of Phlip H. Corboy by his firm's longtime administrator, Marcy Twardak, who has been at the firm for 31 years. Post from June 15 below: Several news outlets have noted the death, at age 87, of Philip H. Corboy, one of the nation’s most successful and admired personal injury attorneys and the founder of Chicago’s Corboy & Demetrio. In its release, the firm described Corboy as “a champion … [Read more...]

DePaul Honors Philip ‘Flip’ Corboy Jr.

Corboy Honored for Dedication, Leadership & Contributions to Legal Community Corboy & Demetrio partner Philip Harnett Corboy, Jr. has received the 2012 Distinguished Alumnus Award from DePaul University College of Law. Philip “Flip” Corboy, Jr. is a 1977 graduate of the law school. Corboy was honored for his leadership roles in the legal community, his life-long charitable work and his 35 years of accomplishments as a trial lawyer. “This is the highest distinction the College of Law can bestow. The … [Read more...]