Loyola mourns death of alumnus Philip Corboy

Philip Corboy died on Tuesday morning at the age of 87. He was named one of the top most influential lawyers in the country and was the former president of the Chicago Bar Association. After donating the largest monetary gift that Loyola University Chicago’s law school has ever been given, the school was named, Philip H. Corboy Law Center, after him.

Here’s the full story from the Chicago Tribune:

Philip Corboy, a nationally known personal injury attorney, died early this morning at his home in Chicago. He was 87. Corboy, who co-founded the lawfirm of Corboy & Demetrio, had practiced personal injury trial law for more than 50 years. The National Law Journal listed him as one of the top 100 most influential lawyers in the country since beginning its survey in 1985.

He was 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 former chair of the American Bar Association’s Special Committee on Medical Professional Liability.

In 2010, he and his wife, Mary Dempsey, made the largest single gift ever to the Loyola University Chicago School of Law. In recognition, Loyola renamed its law school building the Philip H. Corboy Law Center.

A spokeswoman for the lawfirm said Corboy died at his home at 3:30 a.m.