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Corey McGaha grew up in Holland, Arkansas, a small community in Faulkner County. He graduated from Greenbrier High School and then earned a Bachelor’s degree in History and Political Science from Ouachita Baptist University in 1999. Mr. McGaha graduated from the University of Arkansas School of Law in 2002.
After law school, Mr. McGaha clerked for the Hon. Harry F. Barnes, United States District Court Judge for the Western District of Arkansas. Upon completion of his clerkship, Mr. McGaha joined a private law firm in Texarkana and assisted the firm in successfully litigating a number of security fraud class actions including:
In re Brocade Secur. Litig., U.S.D.C., Northern District of California - $160,098,500 securities fraud class action settlement involving the backdating of stock options.
In re Salomon Analyst Metromedia Litig., U.S.D.C., Southern District of New York - $35,000,000 securities fraud class action settlement involving analyst reports.
Walker v. Rent-A-Center, Inc., United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas - $3.6 million securities fraud class action settlement involving expense accounting.
McClure, et al, v. AOL Time Warner, Inc., Texas state court – An individual securities fraud action in which the firm’s clients received 100% more than they would have received in a securities fraud class action settlement.
Mr. McGaha also assisted the Firm in representing Taiwanese companies and organizations, including the prominent Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), in its first prosecution of its patent portfolio in the United States.
Mr. McGaha enjoyed a strong local litigation practice, which focused on commercial and real estate litigation that included a $188,000 jury verdict for clients after the Arkansas State Highway Commission condemned a third of their farm.
In 2011, Mr. McGaha joined a private firm in Little Rock, where he prosecuted several class actions and individual cases, including 30 property damage cases in federal and state court for clients in Faulkner County, Arkansas alleging wastewater injection wells caused the Guy-Greenbrier Earthquake Swarm in 2010-2011, which damaged their homes.
In 2015, Corey D. McGaha opened Crowder McGaha, LLP, with Will Crowder. Mr. McGaha prosecutes cases on an individual basis and as class actions in the areas of of consumer protection, including representing clients with claims for their personal information being hacked in data breaches, claims against debt collectors, claims involving inaccurate information on their credit reports, claims related to automobile purchases, claims under the Arkansas Deceptive Trade Practices Act, and claims for damages to their homes and land.
In his free time, Mr. McGaha enjoys spending time with Kelly, his wife, and two sons, Max and Silas, hiking and overnight backpacking trips, training for and running marathons, and cheering for the Arkansas Razorbacks, Dallas Cowboys, St. Louis Cardinals, and the Chicago Bulls.
Mr. McGaha volunteers by coaching Upward Basketball and Don R. Roberts Elementary basketball teams. The McGahas attend the Church at Rock Creek and are foster parents for the Arkansas Department of Human Services.
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|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||2007||10/19/2015|
|AR||Authorized to practice||2003||11/01/2015|
|Partner||Crowder McGaha, LLP||2015 - Present|
|Senior Associate||Emerson Poynter, LLP||2011 - 2015|
|Associate||Patton Roberts PLLC||2006 - 2011|
|Senior Law Clerk||United States District Court, Western District of Arkansas||2002 - 2006|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Association of Consumer Advocates||Member||2015 - Present|
|Arkansas Consumer-Protection Bar Association||Member||2015 - Present|
|Pulaski County Bar Association||Member||2011 - Present|
|State Bar of Texas||Member||2007 - Present|
|Texarkana Bar Association||Member||2006 - 2011|
|Union County Bar Association||Member||2006 - Present|
|Arkansas Bar Association||Member||2003 - Present|
|Asset Acceptance, LLC v. Newby, 2014 Ark. 280, 427 S.W.3d 119||Favorable ruling for client from Circuit Court affirmed on appeal.|
|Buck v. City of Hope, 2009 Ark. App. 105, 303 S.W.3d 85||Reversed unfavorable ruling against client from Circuit Court.|
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|University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Leflar Law Center||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2002|
|Ouachita Baptist University||History and Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1999|
|Handling Email, Social Media, and Other ESI as Evidence||Handling Email, Social Media, and Other ESI as Evidence||2015|
|Guardian ad Litem in a Personal Injury Case: Deal or No Deal?||Guardian ad Litem in a Personal Injury Case: Deal or No Deal?||2009|