Dommermuth Cobine West Gensler Philipchuck & Corrigan, Ltd.
111 East Jefferson Avenue
Naperville, IL 60540
Charles J. Corrigan – Partner
Admitted to the Bar: 1987, Illinois and U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois; 1991, U.S. Supreme Court and U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.
Education: Georgetown University; John Marshall Law School (J.D., cum laude, 1987).
Practice Areas: Civil Litigation; Business Law; Commercial Real Estate.
Mr. Corrigan graduated from Georgetown University with a degree in Economics, and received his law degree cum laude from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, where he served as an editor on the Law Review. He has been selected as a Leading Illinois Attorney, and enjoys the highest rating available nationally (AV® Preeminent ™) for both skill and ethics as evaluated by Martindale-Hubbell Publishing.
Mr. Corrigan has more than thirty-six years of experience in a broad variety of civil litigation. He is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, the United States District Court for Northern District of Illinois, including its trial bar, the Illinois Supreme Court, and all trial and appellate level courts in Illinois. He has handled cases in DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Will, Cook, and DeKalb Counties. He is experienced in alternative dispute resolution, including arbitration and mediation.
Mr. Corrigan has been elected to the Fellows of the America Bar Association. The Fellows is limited to one third of one percent of lawyers licensed to practice in each jurisdiction. Members are nominated by Fellows in their jurisdiction and elected by the Board of the American Bar Foundation.
Mr. Corrigan has written articles for the DuPage County Bar Association’s monthly publication, The Brief, and wrote a chapter in the American Bar Association’s law book, Litigating the Sexual Harassment Case.
Mr. Corrigan was one of the class counsel in the Lockformer class action litigation, regarding contamination of ground water affecting residential properties in Lisle, Illinois, and personally negotiated the favorable settlement on behalf of the class ($10,000,000), as one notable example of the successes his clients have achieved with his representation.
Mr. Corrigan is actively involved in the Naperville community, where he resides with his wife, Mary. He has served as president of the West Suburban Irish, Inc., the Rotary Club of Naperville Downtown, the DuPage Symphony Orchestra, and the Naperville Jaycees. He has served as Executive Director of Naperville’s Last Fling, and as a member of the Naperville Riverwalk Commission. He has been awarded a lifetime achievement award by the Naperville Jaycees, and was named one of “Tomorrow’s Leaders Today” by the Business Ledger.
As a Rotarian, Mr. Corrigan served Rotary International District 6450 as District Governor for the year 2020-21. He now serves as Vice Chair and General Counsel of the Paul & Jean Harris Home Foundation, helping to restore and maintain the Chicago residence, Comely Bank, of the Founder of Rotary International.
AV® Preeminent ™ is a certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.