Philip H. Corboy
Philip H. Corboy, a senior partner in the 25-lawyer firm of Corboy &Demetrio in Chicago, has been in the practice of law for fifty years. Mr. Corboy is a nationally known attorney who represents plaintiffs in personal injury and wrongful death actions involving aviation, F.E.L.A., general negligence, maritime, professional negligence, product liability and railroad law.
Mr. Corboy is involved in numerous aviation cases emanating from the United Air Lines Flight 232 air crash of 1989, as well as the tragedies involving USAir Flight 427 and the American Eagle Flight 3379. (He was also involved in American Eagle Flight 4184). A record $25 million settlement in one of the United Air Lines Flight 232 cases, in which Corboy was lead counsel, represents the largest settlement for compensatory damages, for the death of one person, in an aviation wrongful death action. Corboy is also known for his successful representation of family members in the Tylenol poisoning incident.
Mr. Corboy is a former president of the Chicago Bar Association, former president of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, former chairman of the Section of Litigation of the American Bar Association, and chair of the American Bar Association’s Special Committee on Medical Professional Liability.
In June, 1995, Mr. Corboy was the second recipient of the Leonard Al Ring Lifetime Achievement award, given by the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, for his commitment to “victims’ rights and trial by jury.”
In July, 1996, Mr. Corboy received the Champion of Justice award from the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. This award is given to people who have served for more than twenty-five years the ideals and ambitions necessary to retain our system of justice in America.
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