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Corey James Adamson

Child custody Attorney at Harrisburg, PA

4.5   8 reviews

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Experienced litigator working hard to protect your interests and obtain results you deserve.


Thank you for visiting my Avvo page.  Let me tell you a little about myself.  I'm a small-town kid from DuBois, PA, whose parents instilled in him the values of hard work and honesty.  The oldest of four children, I saw how my mom and dad worked hard to provide for us.  I learned from their example, and graduated from Duquesne University a semester early with two degrees, and earned a full scholarship to Dickinson Law School.  Since passing the bar in 2006, I've brought that same work ethic to my practice to obtain the most successful (and economic) results possible for my clients.  I've learned from many quality lawyers during my time in practice, both how to and how not to handle a variety of matters.  I have extensive experience in the courts of Central PA, and know how to get results both in and out of the courtroom.  So what do I think sets me apart from other attorneys?  I think my ability to empathize and identify with a client gives me an advantage.  When you come to me with your legal problem, you're not just a number or a case name.  You're someone who has trusted me with helping you resolve a situation that is often very stressful and consuming.  That trust is paramount, and frankly, humbling.  Your importance as a client isn't based upon the value of your case or how much time I'll need to invest to reach its conclusion.  You're important to me because you've placed a very significant part of your life in my hands, and are asking me to help guide you through it.  And I enjoy doing so, and get a great fulfillment from it.  So if you think I can be of service, get in touch.  If I can't help you, odds are I know an attorney who can.

So practicing law's what I do, but who I am?  I'm a father to three amazing children that keep my wife and I on our toes at all times.  I enjoy playing outside with them and helping them with homework (though Common Core can be infuriating at times).  I'm an avid reader currently working on a sendup of, and a tribute to, the unreliable female narrator genre (think The Final Gone Girl in the Window on a Train).  I enjoy scouring flea markets for vinyl records and watching z-grade horror movies.  And I look forward to hearing from you.

State PA
Status Suspended
Acquired 2006
Updated 02/26/2023

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Posted by anonymous | January 9, 2020
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Liberty,Justice & Grace
I highly recommend Mr. Corey J. Adamson from ABOM & KUTULAKIS,LLC Mr. Adamson successfully secured the release of our child whose civil rights were violated, suffered under the tierney of false witnesses and was wrongfully imprisoned for exercising the right to free speech by speaking out and holding fast to one’s religious beliefs. Thank you.
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Posted by Angela | July 3, 2019
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Exceptional Service
Corey provided superb service while helping me with difficult work contract concerns. His experience and professionalism were very much appreciated. He was able to deftly guide my decision-making with an informative and straightforward demeanor. His approach to my concerns was valued and he helped me navigate a path forward. I would not hesitate to use his services again and recommend him highly.
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Posted by anonymous | June 25, 2019
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excellant lawyer
Corey helped us with our wills,our living wills and power of attorney.was very courteous and took the time to explain everything to us.
Posted by Kayla | May 2, 2019
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Highly recommend Corey!
I appreciated how knowledgeable Corey was about my in particular situation. He was able to explain things to me in a manner that was easy for me to understand. He stayed in constant contact with me during the entire process and made sure I was clear on each step. He was extremely helpful, professional, and accurate in his work. I highly recommend him!
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Posted by anonymous | March 13, 2019
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Quick help with a will
My husband and I hired Corey to write our will, Power of Attorney and living will. Corey was easy to work with, and helped us focus on what we needed to do, and some things we weren't aware of. When you have young children, it can be especially stressful thinking about wills but he led us through the process quickly and smoothly. It is a relief to know we have everything lined up and clear for our children and families.
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Posted by Nicole | March 11, 2019
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Nicole and Jordan Gift
My husband and I came to Corey with several questions regarding civil tenant/landlord suits and overall next steps for order of possession. Corey was extremely informative throughout the entire process, and checked in with use each step of the way to ensure overall success. We would not have been able to move forward without his expertise, and would recommend him to anyone with similar issues.
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Posted by Timothy | December 16, 2018
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Thorough Job Reviewing Employment Contract
I hired Mr. Adamson based on his reputation to review an employment contract when I was hired for my first real job as a dentist with a public health center. I had very little knowledge of the legal jargon and did not want to be duped into any conditions I was not comfortable with. Corey translated the contract for me in a way I could understand it and explained to me certain aspects that were potential concerns. I would recommend Corey to others and plan to use him again in having a will drafted for my wife and I in the next couple months.
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Posted by Todd Yarnell | February 19, 2022
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PFA litigation
The office has poor means of communication, and his ability to be respondent to opposing council is not even sub-par, showed up unprepared, trying to obtain facts 15 minutes prior to trial, deferred any meeting with which were cancelled, when attempting to litigate , projected images onto live feed of his personal family and some sort of bizarre masquerade costume, this had truly put myself and case in question and he was not taken seriously from that point, I have every item mentioned documented and able to prove from his email
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AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Jason R. Carpenter
  • 2020 - Present
  • Associate
  • Abom & Kutulakis, LLP Attorneys At Law
  • 2018 - 2020
  • Associate
  • Johnson Duffie Stewart & Weidner, P.C.
  • 2016 - 2018
  • Associate
  • Woolford Law
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Associate
  • Thomas, Thomas & Hafer, LLP
  • 2006 - 2015
  • Law Clerk
  • Thomas, Thomas & Hafer, LLP
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Law clerk
  • The Honorable John F. Cherry (Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas)
  • 2005 - 2006
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  • Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • Duquesne University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002

Legal Cases

  • The Case of the Unilateral Coverage Decrease
  • Client received an additional $125,000 in coverage & payment
  • Peters v. George Brown & Sons Glassworks
  • Client dismissed
  • Talley v. Bethea
  • Nonsuit for client upheld on appeal
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  • Find a Lawyer - Cumberland County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2012 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Cumberland County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Top Contributor Award
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
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Speaking Engagements

  • YES! - Junior Achievement
  • Be a Success
  • 2020
  • YES!
  • Financial Literacy and Career Readiness
  • 2019
  • Wills for Heroes
  • Wills for Heroes
  • 2019
  • Law Day
  • Law Day - CCBA
  • 2019
  • Junior Achievement 2019: Our Community in Action
  • Citizenship / Communities / Taxes and benefits
  • 2019
  • Junior Achievement
  • Our Communities and Ourselves
  • 2018
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (25)
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Litigation Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have been instantly impressed by Attorney Adamson's professionalism and practical approach to his work. He demonstrated a keen ability to work for his client's best interests rather than engaging in unnecessary posturing, He was willing to work on solutions that were reasonable for both sides while protecting his client's interests. I am happy to endorse this lawyer."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Insurance Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Corey is a high character, hardworking person as well as professional in the legal community. He always comports himself with integrity and professionalism. Corey is a dedicated advocate for his clients and represents them with a high degree of ethics."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Corey is efficient, has a great demeanor and is always professional and courteous. The combination of his skill and personality result in effective representation of insurance companies, businesses and individuals alike."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"The answers of Mr. Adamson are consistently accurate, analytic, and customized to the needs of the Avvo askers. These are exactly the qualities that every client would look for when hiring an attorney."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"I worked with Corey Adamson at Thomas, Thomas & Hafer for several years. During that time I had the opportunity to evaluate his skills as a lawyer. I have found that he has an exceptional knowledge of the law, he is always very well-prepared and he always fights tirelessly for his clients. He always demonstrated the highest degree of legal ability and ethical standards. I highly recommend Mr. Adamson as an attorney."
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