Thomas Demetrio is a hard-working, down-to-earth lawyer at Clifford Law Offices. He practices in all areas of personal injury and wrongful death law with a particular concentration in asbestos cases. Many individuals who have been harmed by this deadly substance have brought lawsuits against manufacturers and employers who knew that this material was causing cancer to those who were exposed to it without proper protection. Further, Clifford Law Offices is attempting new legal theories to hold premise owners liable for asbestos exposure, thus providing plaintiffs with more compensation. Mr. Demetrio has been working on these cases since he started at the firm as a clerk in 2017.
As a young lawyer, Tommy has been actively involved in helping partners at the firm prepare for trial – from drafting complaints, motions, answers, briefs, and other documents for litigation. He came to the firm with experience as a summer associate and a law clerk for two large Chicago firms where he honed his research and writing skills.
Prior to his legal experience, he had a career in video writing and production. He started a production company with two childhood friends, writing dozens of scripts and producing several short films. The SoCal Creative and Innovative Film Festival honored one of his films in 2014. Additionally, Tommy worked at NBC Univeral, starting off in its West Coast Page Program before becoming a coordinator for its television production studio. While he enjoyed his time in Hollywood, he knew it was not the career path for him. Tommy moved back home to Chicago applied to law school to help people through the law. Through his time at school, Tommy discovered personal injury law was the best way to make the largest impact, allowing him to both help people in their greatest time of need and improve the way industries operate moving forward.
Mr. Demetrio received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame and obtained his Juris Doctor from Chicago-Kent College of Law, where he was on the Dean’s List every semester and graduated cum laude. He also received a CALI Award for Trial Advocacy II, a mark of excellence among his peers and also served on the Women in Law Society, as well as the Sports and Entertainment Law Forum.
In his spare time, Tom enjoys playing golf, cheering on Chicago’s local sports teams, and supporting the creative arts in his community. Clifford Law Offices is pleased to have someone of the caliber and character of Thomas A. Demetrio at the firm.
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois
University of Notre Dame