William W. Corry

William W. Corry

Location:
Tallahassee, Florida
Phone:
850-391-2365
888-341-3073
Fax:
850-224-6422
Email:

William W. Corry has been practicing plaintiff’s personal injury law in Tallahassee for more than 38 years.  Mr. Corry is a fifth generation Floridian and was raised in Quincy, Florida.  He attended Gordon Military Academy in Barnesville, Georgia and graduated in 1965.  He graduated from the University of South Florida in Tampa in 1969 and received his J.D. from Florida State University in 1973.  He was admitted to the Florida Bar in December 1973 and to the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States in March, 1979.  He is also admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, and the United States Courts for the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Florida.  He is listed in Law and Leading Attorneys in Florida (less than 5% of Florida attorneys were nominated by their peers in a statewide survey). 

Beginning in 2006, and for seven consecutive years, Mr. Corry was also recognized by Law and Politics magazine as a Florida “Super Lawyer”, among the top 5% of attorneys in the State of Florida in the area of plaintiff personal injury law.  He has also been recognized by Lawdragon as one of the nation’s best plaintiff’s lawyers (less than one-half of one percent of America’s 1.1 million lawyers received this award).  Mr. Corry has been a member of the Florida Justice Association (FJA) since 1979 and was appointed by the President to the Board of Directors of the FJA in June 2004 and was elected to the Board in May 2005.  He has been an FJA EAGLE Sponsor since 2000 and he has been an EAGLE Patron sponsor since 2003.  He has received a number of FJA awards including the Gold EAGLE Award in 2004, 2005, and 2007.  He also received the 2004 Staff Appreciation Award , the 2005 In Defense of Justice Award, and the 2005 "Tiger In The Bush" Award.  He has also received the 2006 Political Leadership Award from the Florida Lawyers Action Group.  Mr. Corry was also selected as one of Florida Trend Magazine's Legal Elite in the area of civil litigation in 2011 and again in 2012.  Only the top 2% of Florida lawyers are selected for this designation.

Mr. Corry is a past President of the American Board of Trial Advocates (Tallahassee Chapter) and is a past president of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys (Tallahassee Chapter).  He received the 2004 Civil Trial Lawyer of the Year Award from the American Board of Trial Advocates (Tallahassee Chapter).  He is also a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. 

Mr. Corry has also been an A.V. rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell for many years as well as a member of the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers from 2002-2012.  Mr. Corry is also a member of the Tallahassee Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Florida Bar, and is the current President  of the Capital City Justice Association (CCJA) and also serves on its Board of Directors.  He is also a sustaining member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America.  Mr. Corry has also served on the Board of Directors of LeMoyne Art Foundation in Tallahassee and is a member of the vestry at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Quincy.  He is also a long-time member of the Dean’s Council at Florida State University College of Law as well as a member of the National Campaign Committee at Florida State University.  He is also a Golden Chief at Florida State University.  He and his wife, Stephanie, live in Tallahassee with their four children.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Catastrophic Injury Cases
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Trucking and Commercial Vehicle Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Pedestrian & Bicycle Accidents
  • Roll Over Accidents/Roof Crush/Tire Blowout
  • Defective and Unsafe Products Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Hospital Negligence
  • Delayed Diagnosis
  • Brain Injury Cases
  • Neurological Injury Cases
  • Nursing Home Neglect
  • Insurance Disputes/Insurance Bad Faith
  • Dangerous and Unsafe Drugs/Prescription Medication Recalls
  • Alcohol Related Incidents/Liquor Liability/Dram Shop Cases

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1973
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida, 1974
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1977
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 1980
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1978
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1981

Education

  • Florida State University College of Law, Tallahassee, Florida
    • J.D. - 1973
  • University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida
    • B.A. - 1969

Honors and Awards

  • AV Rating, Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • Nominated as Florida Attorney Who Excels in the Area of Civil Trial Litigation, Law & Leading Attorneys
  • Selected for membership by Martindale-Hubbell in their registry of Pre-Eminent Lawyers from 2002-2012
  • Received the 2004 Civil Trial Lawyer of the Year award from the American Board of Trial Advocates (Tallahassee Chapter)
  • Selected as a Florida Super Lawyer by Law &Politics Magazine from 2006-2012
  • Recognized by Lawdragon Magazine as one of the Nation’s best Personal Injury Attorneys
  • Selected as one of Florida Trend Magazine’s Legal Elite in 2011 and 2012
  • Million Dollar Advocate Forum - Top Trial Lawyers in America

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • The Florida Bar, Member
  • Tallahassee Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Member
  • Florida Justice Association (Formerly the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, AFTL), Member and Former Board of Directors
  • American Association for Justice (Formerly the Association of Trial Lawyer of America. ATLA), Member
  • Capital City Justice Association, Former President