We are mourning the loss of a great trial lawyer. Phil Corboy passed away early Tuesday in Chicago, with his wife Mary Dempsey at his side. Phil was 87. No trial lawyer ever fought more ferociously for his clients than Phil. Over a legendary 50 year career, Phil successfully represented countless victims of medical malpractice and product liability.
He was a member of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) for more than 40 years and served as president of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (which awarded him its Lifetime Achievement Award in 1996) and as president of the Chicago Bar Association. He was AAJ’s Champion of Justice Award winner in 1999.
In 1998, Phil became only the second trial lawyer in history to have a street named for him in Chicago, when Washington Street between Dearborn and Clark was named Philip Corboy Way. Phil will be deeply missed.