Renowned Personal Injury Attorney Philip Corboy Dies

Philip Corboy passed away early Tuesday at age 87

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    Renowned personal injury attorney Philip Corboy dies Tuesday at the age of 87. Charlie Wojciechowski reports. (Published Tuesday, June 12, 2012)

    Renowned personal injury attorney Philip Corboy has died. 

    He passed away early Tuesday at age 87, his family said.

    Corboy co-founded the law firm Corboy & Demetrio and practiced personal injury law for more than 50 years. He was named one of the top 100 most influential lawyers in America.

    In 2010 he and his wife, Mary Dempsey, made the largest single gift ever to the Loyola University School of Law.

    Dempsey said in a statement she will remember Corboy as "a kind, compassionate and marvelous lawyer, and a wonderful husband."

    “I want him to be remembered as someone who cared about people he loved and people he represented," she said.

    Thomas A. Demetrio called Corboy an extraordinary lawyer and an even better human being

    “His accomplishments in the courtroom pale in comparison to his contributions to his fellow man," Demetrio said. "His life was long and filled with much love, happiness and success – at all levels. While he’ll be missed greatly, his spirit and legacy will live on for generations.”