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.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Volunteer||Housing and Community Development Committee (City of Everett)||2005 - Present|
|Partner||Cogdill Nichols Rein||1998 - Present|
|Associate||Cogdill Carter||1992 - 1998|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Cocoon House||Board Member||2015 - Present|
|Snohomish County Legal Services||Board of Trustees||2008 - Present|
|N/A||Member||2005 - Present|
|Washington State Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2003 - Present|
|Snohomish County Legal Services||Pro Bono Legal Clinic Volunteer||1994 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association||Member||1992 - Present|
|Snohomish County Bar Association||Trustee||N/A|
|Snohomish County Law Library||Trustee||N/A|
|Snohomish County Bar Association||Member||1993 - 2016|
|Washington Appellate Reports||Bolser v. Clark, 110 Wn.App. 895, 43 P.3d 62 (2002)||2002|
|Seattle University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1992|
|Western Washington University||N/A||N/A||1989|
|Estate Planning Seminars||Estate planning||N/A|