Cory J. Person, Esq. is a Senior Associate with our Tampa office, practicing in the firm’s complex liability and labor & employment practice groups. Cory has extensive experience defending businesses, religious and charitable organizations and individuals in matters arising from claims of premises liability, negligent security, product liability, construction defect, automobile negligence, and claims brought against employers pursuant to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, Americans With Disabilities Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act and the Florida Civil Rights Act.
For the past two years, Cory has served as Secretary and Board Member of the Hillsborough County Bar Association, respectively, as well as a Board member of the Virgil Hawkins Florida Chapter National of the National Bar Association and George Edgecomb Bar Association (GEBA). Prior to this year, Cory served as the 2012-2013 & 2013-2014 President of GEBA and has been a member of GEBA’s Board of Director’s since 2007. Cory is a member of the Florida Bar’s Judicial Nominating Procedures Committee, and currently serves as chair of the Committee’s Judicial Nominating Commission Outreach sub-committee. In addition, Cory serves as the Diversity Chair of the Defense Research Institute’s Labor & Employment Committee.
Cory graduated from Methodist University with a Bachelor of Science, magna cum laude, in Political Science and received his J.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law. During 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.
Prior to law school, Cory served as a non-commissioned officer in the United States Army, stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Among the awards Cory received for his service are the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Achievement Medal and the National Defense Service Medal.
- 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
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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.