Corey grew up in San Diego, California until he was transplanted to Edwardsville, Illinois in his freshman year of high school. He graduated from Edwardsville High School in 2001 and attended Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri, where he was a member of the Phi Kappa Tau social fraternity and Blue Key national honor fraternity. He graduated cum laude in 2005 with a degree in political science.
Corey then attended St. Louis University School of Law where he was Managing Editor of the Public Law Review and earned a certificate in Health Law. Upon graduation, Corey worked in the Washington, DC office of the Kansas-City based litigation firm of Shook, Hardy & Bacon. There, he worked on various matters in the firm’s Litigation and Public Policy practice groups. He worked on complex litigation defending pharmaceutical and tobacco companies in product liability claims and had the opportunity to publish law review articles with one of the nation’s leading tort experts and the author of his law school torts textbook. The Public Policy Group also afforded Corey the opportunity to engage in state-based lobbying efforts, analyze litigation and legislative trends and developments, and to draft amicus briefs in cases with far-reaching implications for tort and civil liability. The combination of the litigation and public policy work gave Corey a broad perspective on litigation and the civil justice system and how to leverage avenues outside of the courtroom to help clients reach their litigation and business objectives.
Corey returned to St. Louis in November 2010 to join Lewis Rice LLC’s litigation department. He lives in St. Louis with his wife, Sara, who he met in high school, and their 5 year-old daughter and 3 year-old son. Outside of the office, Corey enjoys spending as much time with his family as possible, playing golf whenever he can, and rehabbing houses and multifamily properties around St. Louis.