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Cora Jean Whitney

Business Attorney at Couer d'Alene, ID

5.0   3 reviews

also known as Cora Verge

  • State Years
    Idaho - ID 4 years
    Washington - WA 10 years
  • Licensed for 4 years
    State ID
    Acquired 2019
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2013
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Cora

Learn Cora’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Banking
    Commercial Loan Work

    11 years

  2. Business
    Proactively plan for your business's growth.

    11 years

  3. Contracts and agreements
    No drafting task is too big or too small.

    11 years

  4. Real estate
    Anything real property related- leases, easements, purchases and sales.

    11 years

My mission is to help you achieve a better tomorrow. This could be through a big real estate deal or a simple lease agreement. 

No matter the type of legal issue, my focus is on achieving a better tomorrow for you. This is why I practice law.

Cora's practice consists primarily of complex real estate transactions, easements, leases, purchase and sale contracts, and business contract work including limited liability companies, limited partnerships, and business agreements.

Cora joined Smith + Malek in 2019 after working for six years as a transactional associate attorney at a large law firm in Spokane, Washington. Cora graduated Summa Cum Laude from Gonzaga University School of Law. While in law school, Cora worked as a clerk for Lukins and Annis PS, was an editor for the Gonzaga Law Review, and held a judicial externship with Judge Kathleen O’Connor (retired) at the Spokane County Superior Court.

Prior to law school, Cora graduated Summa Cum Laude from Washington State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication.

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Smith + Malek
601 E. Front Street
Suite 304
Couer d'Alene, ID, 83814


5.0 / 5.0
  3 customer reviews
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Posted by Bill | February 4, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Cora Handled It!
I came to Cora with a real estate matter. She worked with multiple parties to ultimately find a resolution that worked for all. I appreciated her staying on top of the project. Highly recommend Cora.
Posted by anonymous | September 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Real Estate Contract
Well versed in real estate law, sales and contracts. Very thorough and quick. Understood situation and quickly resolved the issue.
Posted by Paige | September 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable and Caring!
Cora is a proactive attorney who goes the extra mile to make sure that her clients are taken care of. I truly am thankful for all of her help with my business! I was impressed with her professionalism, honesty and eagerness to help. She was extremely knowledgeable, helped me to understand what was going on, and made sure that I was prepared and taken care of the entire time.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 220-260 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.5 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Smith + Malek
  • 2019 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Lukins & Annis, PS
  • 2013 - 2018
  • Legal Intern
  • Spokane Superior Court
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Summer Associate
  • Lukins & Annis, PS
  • 2012 - 2012
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  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • Washington State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2010
  • Mount Vernon High School
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Commercial Loan Closing
  • Highly Positive


  • Coeur d'Alene Rotary
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • YMCA
  • Board Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Spokane County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Spokane County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust Section
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Junior League of Spokane
  • Treasurer
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Washington Women Lawyers (Spokane County chapter)
  • President
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Junior League of Spokane
  • Parlimentarian
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Gonzaga Law Review
  • Associate Editor
  • 2012 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Leaders in Law
  • Idaho Business Review
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Spokane Journal of Business
  • 2016


  • Spokane Journal of Business
  • Ask the Legal Professional
  • 2016

Speaking Engagements

  • Gonzaga University
  • Professionalism in Your Legal Career
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (8)
Endorse Cora
Real estate Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Verge is a remarkably bright and hard-working attorney. I endorse this attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Corporate and incorporation Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Cora is a hard-working, diligent attorney and a strong advocate for her clients."
Lawsuits and disputes
Intellectual property
Real estate

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Couer d'Alene Business Lawyer Cora Jean Whitney
Cora Jean Whitney
Business Attorney
Couer d'Alene, ID
Licensed for 10 years