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Corie Ayn Edwards

Corie Ayn Edwards

also known as Corie A. Edwards, Corie Edwards

Practice areas:

Litigation, Real Estate, Construction & Development, Commercial

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About Me

For well over 10 years, my practice has focused on real estate, construction and business litigation.  The variety of disputes I have handled over the years provides me with the depth and breadth of experience necessary to understand my clients’ objectives, and effectively advance their interests. I have been privileged to represent Fortune 100 and 500 companies, small businesses, as well as individuals. Since 2001, my practice has emphasized real estate and construction.


Selected acheivements include:


> Presented oral argument at First District Court of Appeal regarding (a) post-trial attorneys’ fee award, and (b) alleged power of termination over real property dedicated to public use.

> Represented small business in appeal of adverse labor board proceedings regarding bonus claim.


> Resolved complex dispute regarding joint redevelopment of shopping center property.

> Defeated petition for injunction to stop construction of project based on claimed parking cross-easements.


> Negotiated and resolved insurance coverage disputes with title insurance carriers, commercial general liability insurers, and construction sureties.

> Obtained dismissal of SLAPP suit, and resolved appeal of order as part of appellate mediation process.


> Represented private investment funds and affiliated mortgage broker in numerous disputes, including claims for financial abuse of an elder, judicial foreclosure suits, breach of fiduciary duty, and claim regarding sale of securities in violation of California and Federal regulations.

> Counsel to real estate brokerage in numerous disputes regarding the sale of real property.


> Settled $4.2 million mechanics lien claim against commercial developer, through solid law and motion practice, skillful negotiation, and persuasive communications.

> Resolved unfair competition claim against Fortune 500 construction materials supplier, following contentious litigation and use of discovery referee.


> Successfully defended mortgage brokers in numerous claims of breach of fiduciary duty, by effective use of pre-trial discovery and mediation.

> Obtained insurance coverage for homebuilder clients in disputes with insurance carriers.


> Developed course materials and co-presented all-day discovery seminar.



Practice Areas

Licensed since 1996

  1. Litigation: 50%
    2 years
  2. Real Estate: 30%
    2 years
  3. Commercial: 10%
    2 years
  4. Construction & Development: 10%
    2 years

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Contact Info

Vogl Meredith Burke, LLP

456 Montgomery Street
20th Floor
San Francisco, CA, 94104




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
American Jurisprudence Award for Legal Writing & ResearchUniversity of California1993

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyVogl Meredith Burke LLP2013 - Present
AttorneyBelzer, Hulchiy & Murray2007 - 2013
AttorneyWendel, Rosen, Black & Dean, LLP,2001 - 2007
AttorneyCrosby Heafey Roach & May (Now Reed Smith)2000 - 2001


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Urban Land Institute (San Francisco District Council)Co-Chair Women's Leadership Initiative Programs Committee2013 - Present
Contra Costa County Superior CourtApproved Discovery Facilitator2013 - Present
Environmental Law InstituteMember2013 - 2014
Urban Land Institute (San Francisco District Council)Sustainability Committee (Acting Co-Chair)2011 - Present
Urban Land Institute (San Francisco District Council)UrbanPlan Facilitator2011 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember of Real Property and Environmental Law Sections1996 - Present


Publication NameTitleDate
ULI San FranciscoGrowth & Sustainability: A Regional Approach to Land Use Planning2013
ULI San FranciscoThe Rockridge Safeway: Building Project Support Though Social Media2012
ULI San FranciscoThe Long View: Successful Multi-Family Housing2011
Tort and Insurance Practice CommitteeHow to Recognize and Evaluate an "Environmental Mold" Claim2000
Rx For the DefenseAnalyzing Strict Liability Failure to Warn Claims in the Context of Allergic Reactions to Prescription2000
International Association of Defense Counsel NewsletterAnti-SLAPP Statute Gets a New Twist2000


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California, Hastings College of the LawN/AJuris Doctorate1996
University of California at RiversidePhilosophy-Law and Society and Political ScienceBachelor of Arts1993

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Lorman Education ServicesDiscovery Skills for Legal Staff in California2003