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Philip Harnett Corboy
(1924 - 2012)

Few lawyers have had the kind of impact Philip Harnett Corboy had in transforming the practice of personal injury law. He remained involved in personal injury, medical malpractice, and wrongful death cases across the United States for more than half a century. He wrote more than 100 articles on legal and business topics and has been the subject of news and features in many publications and television shows. 

Corboy was a teacher and mentor to at least two of generations of leading trial lawyers in the country. In 2010, he and his wife, Mary Dempsey, made the largest single gift ever to the Loyola University Chicago School of Law, for which Loyola renamed its law school building the Philip H. Corboy Law Center. 

Portrait of Phillip Harnett Corboy.
Corboy, Philip Harnett. 20" x 26". 2007. Collection of Corboy & Demetrio. Chicago, IL. Portrait on canvas. Commissioned by Philip Corboy.

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