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Spyridon J. Demakis
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Spyridon J. Demakis

Equity PartnerChicago Office

Spyridon “Spyro” J. Demakis is an equity partner at Cunningham, Meyer & Vedrine where he focuses on medical malpractice defense and related issues.

He defends doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals against professional negligence claims, having tried more than 20 cases to verdict with a high success rate. His trial experience includes Cook, Kane and DuPage counties, as well as federal court.


Spyro is regularly tapped to represent physicians before the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. He also represents insurance carriers in a variety of automobile and premises claims, where he brings his medical negligence trial experience to bear to minimize damages through arbitration or other out-of-court proceedings and trial when necessary.

An active member of the Greek and legal communities, Spyro is on the executive committee of the Hellenic Bar Association and a member of the HBA’s Judicial Evaluation Committee, which screens judicial candidates in elections, attorneys seeking associate judge appointments, and sitting circuit and appellate judges seeking retention. He is also the HBA’s recording secretary and serves as a mentor and liaison for younger attorneys.

Additionally, he is a member of the Hinsdale Election Caucus, which interviews and nominates residents to serve in elected and appointed positions in the community. He has also coached his children’s baseball, basketball and soccer teams.

Education

  • George Washington University National Law Center, J.D., 1993, with honors
  • Loyola University of Chicago, B.A., 1990, magna cum laude

Admissions

  • State of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois