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Cory has practiced law with the firm in Everett since his graduation from law school in 1992. Cory was raised in Anacortes, Washington where he graduated from high school. He is a 1989 graduate of Western Washington University and a 1992 graduate of Seattle University School of Law.

Throughout high school, college, and law school Cory worked during the summers as a commercial salmon fisherman both in the Bristol Bay area of Alaska and in the waters of Puget Sound.

Cory is a partner in the firm and maintains a busy general trial practice both pursuing and defending the interests of his clients. His practice includes representation of clients in injury claims, including injuries caused in vehicle collisions, injuries arising from sexual abuse or assault, and injuries arising from negligent or intentional actions of others

Cory's practice also includes representation of clients in real estate disputes including litigation involving adverse possession, boundary disputes, easement claims, purchase and sale disputes, as well as misrepresentation and fraud claims involving real estate.

Cory's practice also includes representation of clients in family law matters including divorce, legal separation, parenting and custody disputes, child support disputes, non-parental and third party custody disputes.

Cory is keenly aware that resolving disputes in court can be costly, and that litigation can take more than a financial toll, both for clients pursuing claims and those defending against claims. He understands well that successful representation of a client's interests in court requires thoughtful analysis, thorough preparation, sharp focus, and the will to win.

Though Cory regularly represents the interests of his clients in trial, he also encourages and assists his clients in resolving disputes through mediation when possible.

Cory resides in Everett with his wife and two daughters. His spare time is devoted to his family, friends, and fishing.


Practice areas


  1. Family: 30%
  2. Lawsuits & Disputes: 30%
  3. Real Estate: 25%
  4. Personal Injury: 15%

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  • Patrick L Vail

    I endorse this lawyer. Cory is an exceptional litigator and advocate for his clients. He is incredibly skilled, organized and conscientious and I highly recommend him as an attorney.


    Patrick Vail Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Cory. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Cogdill Nichols Rein Wartelle Andrews

Thirty-Two Square
3232 Rockefeller Avenue
Everett, WA, 98201-4317


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Rising StarSuperLawyers2007
Professionalism AwardN/AN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
VolunteerHousing and Community Development Committee (City of Everett)2005 - Present
PartnerCogdill Nichols Rein1998 - Present
AssociateCogdill Carter1992 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
Snohomish County Legal ServicesBoard of Trustees2008 - Present
N/AMember2005 - Present
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2003 - Present
Snohomish County Legal ServicesPro Bono Legal Clinic Volunteer1994 - Present
Snohomish County Bar AssociationMember1993 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1992 - Present
Snohomish County Bar AssociationTrusteeN/A
Snohomish County Law LibraryTrusteeN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Washington Appellate ReportsBolser v. Clark, 110 Wn.App. 895, 43 P.3d 62 (2002)2002
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
Western Washington UniversityN/AN/A1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Estate Planning SeminarsEstate planningN/A