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Barbara L. Corey

Practice areas:

Violent Crime, Child Abuse, Appeals

About Me

Barbara Corey practices criminal law exclusively, both felony trial work and appeals. She specializes in Class A felonies, including sex crimes. Formerly she was the chief felony prosecutor in Pierce County and also supervised the sex crims unit and the appellate unit. Her extensive experience as a prosecutor and a defense attorney makes her uniquely qualified to represent you.


Barbara is a sole practitioner. She and her legal assistant personally handle all aspects of your case.  Although there are many individuals who purport to be "private investigators",  many of them are not particularly experienced to work on your case. Barbara knows what it takes to do a thorough job, due in part to her substantial experiance directing major felony investigations while a prosecutor.  She also knows which investigators are worth your time and money and, in fact, uses only three seasoned individuals.


Barbara is well-known for leaving no stone unturned in her trial preparation.  She also conducts a complete and thorough trial. If you want a no-holds bar defense, then Barbara IS your attorney.


If you want something less than the best, go hire someone else.


 


 


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1981

  1. Violent Crime: 50%
    34 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Child Abuse: 30%
    34 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Appeals: 20%
    34 years, 400 cases

Payment

Fees:

Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

2 total

  • Sandra Elaine Johnston

    I endorse this lawyer and I endorse her in all of her practice areas. Ms. Corey is a dedicated advocate for her clients. She is a brilliant strategist and trial lawyer. I highly recommend this lawyer for criminal defense and appellate work.

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    Sandra Johnston Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    Ephraim Benjamin Violent Crime Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

902 S 10th St
Tacoma, WA, 98405-4537

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive198107/05/2015
MNNot Authorized - Non-payment of fees199906/04/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Certificate of Merit for TeachingNational College of District Attorneys2000
Appted to Supreme Court Comm. Re: Capital Case RepresentationWashington Supreme Court1998
Appted to Div. II Comm. on Indigent RepresentationCourt of Appeals - Division Two1996
Award for Excellence in Liigation of Sexual AssaultCasesPierce County Sexual Assault Crisis Center1993

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerLaw Off ice of Barbara Corey, PLLC2004 - Present
Deputy ProsecutorPierce County Prosecuting Attorney1984 - 2004
DeputyKing County Prosecutor's Office1981 - 1984

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Judicial Qualifications Committeea bar association2005 - Present
Washington Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysMember2004 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2004 - Present
Minnesota State Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
NATIONAL ADVOCACY CENTERFACULTY2000 - 2004
WASHINGTON STATE CRIMINAL JUSTICE CENTERFACULTY1998 - 2003
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF DISTRICT ATTORNEYSFACULTY1998 - 2004
United States Supreme CourtAdmitted to Practice1996 - Present
Member Federal Bar - 9th Circuit Ct. of App.Member1996 - Present
Federal Bar - Western Wash. District CourtMember1990 - Present
Tacoma Pierce County Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present
Washington Association of Prosecuting AttorneysFACULTY1984 - 2004
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1981 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
State v. Michael BoydWin for Client Michael Boyd
State v. Howard Carr, Jr.not guilty verdicts on five counts
State v. Jerry McClurkin, Jr/dismissed by the prosecution on 3rd day of trial

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Forensic Files TV ShowGuy Rasmussen case and unusual evidence2009
DOING JUSTICE: A PROSECUTOR'S GUIDE TO ETHICS AND CIVIL LIABILITYRPC 4.2: THE NO CONTACT RULE2002
PRACTICAL PROSECUTORTHE NO CONTACT RULE - ETHICAL PITFALLS2001

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
Claremont Graduate UniversityHistoryMA - Masters1977
University of Wisconsin, MadisonHistory and PhilosphyBA - Bachelor of Arts1975

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
TELEVISION SHOW - KILLER INSTINCT (WITH FBI)FEATURED ATTORNEY - SIGNIFICANT CASES2011
INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON SERIAL KILLERSSERIAL KILLER CASE OF ROBERT LEE YATES2005
TRIAL ADVOCACY IIDNA EVIDENCE2004
TRIAL ADVOCACY IILEGAL ETHICS2003
Trial Advocacy 2National Advocacy Center2003
TECHNICAL CROSS-EXAMINATIONSHAKEN BABY, MENTAL DEFENSES, AND DNA2003
Prosecution of Violent CrimeUse of Co-conspirator Statements2003
National Advocacy CenterCross-Examination of Expert Witnesses2003
ANNUAL CLE CONFERENCESERIAL KILLERS2003
PROSECUTION OF SEX CRIMESETHICS2002
Child Sex CrimesAdmission of Child Hearsay Statements2002
Child Sex CrimesAdmission of Child Hearsay Statements2001
Child Sex CrimesAdmission of Child Hearsay Statements2000
Trial Advocacy IClosing Argument1999
PROSECUTION OF SEX CRIMESIUSE OF CHILD HEARSAY STATEMENTS1999
ISSUES IN CRIMNAL LAWDNA LAW UPDATE1996
SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION LAWSRegistration Requirements and Enforcement1994
ISSUES IN CRIMINAL PROSECUTIONCHILD HEARSAY1987
Child Sex CrimesCase Law Up-Date1987
SENTENCING REFORM ACTCALCULATING OFFENDER SCORES1984
JUVENILE LAW - ISSUES IN PROSECUTIONCAPACITY, COMPETENCY, AND INSANITY1984