CHICAGO, Oct. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Matthew T. Jenkins, a trial lawyer at Corboy & Demetrio, has been named to the Law Bulletin Publishing Company's "40 Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch," which honors up-and-coming attorneys in the state. Matt, 30, was selected out of more than 1,300 attorneys who were nominated for the elite designation.
Matt practices in the area of personal injury law and recently obtained an $8.1 million jury verdict against a trucking company on behalf the family of a woman who was fatally struck by a truck as she stood on the shoulder of a highway. Matt currently represents more than 40 patients whose sperm samples were destroyed in a cryogenics lab in a chamber owned by Northwestern Memorial Hospital located in a lab maintained by the Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation.
"Matt is a hard worker; He asks good questions and is not afraid," said Tom Demetrio, a partner at Corboy & Demetrio. "More importantly, Matt has that X factor, he is very likable and that is basic quality jurors look for," he added.
Outside the courtroom, Matt is dedicated to public service. He currently serves as President of the Board of Directors of the Center for Disability & Elder Law and is the youngest president in CDEL's history. Matt serves as Public Service Manager in the Chicago Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division and sits on its Executive Committee. He also sits on the CBA's Auxiliary Board of Lawyers Lend-a-Hand.
A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Matt received his J.D. in 2007 from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law. In 2012, Matt received the Chicago-Kent College of Law Young Alumnus Award. He has practiced law at Corboy & Demetrio since 2008.
About Corboy & Demetrio
Corboy & Demetrio is one of the nation's premier law firms. The personal injury law firm represents individuals and their families in serious personal injury and wrongful death cases. It is renowned for its achievements in the courtroom and for its contributions to the community. To contact Matt Jenkins or another Chicago lawyer at the firm, call 312-346-3191 or toll free at 800-356-3191.
SOURCE Corboy & Demetrio