David R. "Chip" Barry, Jr., a Chicago personal injury and medical malpractice attorney, joined the firm of Corboy & Demetrio as a partner in April 2002. He practices in the area of medical negligence, where he has focused his efforts since graduating from Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago, Illinois, in 1981. Prior to 2002, he represented defendants in personal injury cases. Whether representing plaintiffs or defendants, Barry has earned the respect of the judiciary and the trial bar for his ability, professionalism, good nature, and success. During the past six years, Chip has obtained more than $156 million on behalf of his clients. In one of his recent record-setting cases, a jury awarded $22 million - the largest verdict ever for a Chicago personal injury lawyer in a medical malpractice case in Illinois for the death of a woman - to the family of a 34 year-old mother who died after childbirth. The doctor and nurse failed to properly treat her acute high blood pressure. In another case of medical malpractice, Chip obtained a settlement of $19.5 million for a 41 year-old man who was not immediately treated for a stroke at an Illinois hospital. When a hospital staff failed to deliver an infant in a timely manner despite indications he was not tolerating labor, Chip obtained an $11.5 million settlement on behalf of the parents of the boy born brain damaged and with cerebral palsy. And when a 6-year-old boy was blinded in one eye after being treated at a Chicago hospital for a recurring bloody nose, Chip secured a $3.8 million settlement on behalf of the boy. Chip was recently inducted into the prestigious, invitation-only, American College of Trial Lawyers and is a Past President of The Society of Trial Lawyers. He has served as President of the Trial Lawyers Club of Chicago and is a member of the Chicago Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, American Bar Association, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice. Selected by his peers for membership in the Leading Lawyers Network, an organization of the top 5% of lawyers in Illinois, Chip also has an AV rating - the highest level awarded for professional excellence - by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. He has also been designated an Illinois Super Lawyer. Chip frequently lectures for the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education on discovery tactics and trial practice and has taught medical-legal seminars across the country.