Disciplined in Sophisticated Defense and Insurance Litigation

Cory is a member of the firm's liability and labor & employment departments, joining the firm in 2009.  Prior to joining Butler, he specialized in commercial litigation, labor & employment law, and general civil litigation.

Cory is a member of The Florida Bar and is admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the Middle and Northern Districts of Florida.  Since 2007, Cory has served on the board of the George Edgecomb Bar Association, and is presently serving as President through June 30, 2014. Cory was the 2012 recipient of the George Edgecomb Bar Association's President's Award for his outstanding service to the organization.  In March, 2013, Cory was appointed to the Florida Bar's Judicial Nominating Procedures Committee, for its July, 2013 through June, 2016 term. Recently, Cory has been recognized as a Florida Super Lawyer Rising Star in the area of Civil Litigation.

Cory graduated from Methodist University with a Bachelor of Science, magna cum laude, in Political Science and received his Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law.  While in law school, Cory served as president of the UNC Broun National Trial Team and UNC Trial Law Academy, and was Managing Editor of the UNC First Amendment Law Review.  In addition, Cory was a recipient of the Gressman-Pollitt award for exemplary skill in Appellate Advocacy.

Education

  • Methodist University
    Bachelor of Science
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law
    Doctor of Jurisprudence
January 01, 2015 PUBLICATIONA Legacy That Lasts: George E. Edgecomb

In Florida, one becomes accustomed to the sight of bridges. Indeed, bridges are everywhere across our fair state, allowing travelers to cross expanses of water, vast or small, to arrive at our intended destination. Rarely noticed or noted are those who came before to build the bridge, across which so many have traveled. Every so often, however, a bridge is built so exceedingly well that its builder must be etched in history. Such is the case of the late Honorable George E. Edgecomb.

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Blog Posts

April 06, 2015 BLOG POSTThe Implications of Another Final Four: Northwestern Football, the NCAA, the NLRB & The College Athletes Players Association
The Implications of Another Final Four: Northwestern Football, the NCAA, the NLRB & The College Athletes Players Association
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February 25, 2015 BLOG POSTThe Case of the Millennial Juror
The Case of the Millennial Juror
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Key Points
Practice Area CASE TYPE
  • Catastrophic Injuries
  • Charitable Organizations
  • Church Organizations
  • Commercial General Liability
  • Employment Law
  • General Casualty Litigation
  • General Liability - Coverage