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Philip Corboy, 'the Jack Nicklaus of trial lawyers', dies

Philip Corboy, 'the Jack Nicklaus of trial lawyers', dies

Philip Corboy, a nationally known personal injury attorney, died early this morning at his home in Chicago. He was 87. “Phil was a kind, compassionate and marvelous lawyer, and a wonderful husband," his wife, Mary Dempsey, said in a statement issued by the law firm. "I want him to be remembered as someone who cared about people he loved and people he represented.” Corboy, who co-founded the law firm of Corboy & Demetrio, had practiced personal injury trial law for more than 50 years. The National Law Journal listed Corboy as one of the top 100 most influential lawyers in the country since beginning its survey in 1985. Thomas A. Demetrio released a statement...

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