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Cory Patterson

Cory Patterson

Of Counsel

One Wells Fargo Center
301 South College Street
23rd Floor
Charlotte, NC 28202
cory.patterson@nelsonmullins.com

Cory focuses his practice on complex civil litigation, white collar litigation, government and internal investigations, bad faith insurance law, insurance coverage issues, toxic torts/asbestos, and personal injury litigation.  He advises insurers, transportation companies, and other businesses on business and litigation strategy.  Also, he has defended complex civil and criminal cases involving mail fraud, bank fraud,...

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Cory focuses his practice on complex civil litigation, white collar litigation, government and internal investigations, bad faith insurance law, insurance coverage issues, toxic torts/asbestos, and personal injury litigation.  He advises insurers, transportation companies, and other businesses on business and litigation strategy.  Also, he has defended complex civil and criminal cases involving mail fraud, bank fraud, government contract fraud, and other federal crimes.  Cory also represents clients in personal injury cases arising from trucking and bussing accidents, premises liability, products liability, and the like. In the construction field, he has represented general contractors, subcontractors, design professionals, and product manufacturers in construction defect claims in arbitrations, state, and federal trial courts.

Cory is a former assistant district attorney with the Guilford County District Attorney’s Office in Greensboro/High Point, N.C where he tried over 20 cases to a jury.

Cory Patterson

government contract fraud, and other federal crimes.  Cory also represents clients in personal injury cases arising from trucking and bussing accidents, premises liability, products liability, and the like. In the construction field, he has represented general contractors, subcontractors, design professionals, and product manufacturers in construction defect claims in arbitrations, state, and federal trial courts.

Cory is a former assistant district attorney with the Guilford County District Attorney’s Office in Greensboro/High Point, N.C where he tried over 20 cases to a jury.

Cory focuses his practice on complex civil litigation, white collar litigation, government and internal investigations, bad faith insurance law, insurance coverage issues, toxic torts/asbestos, and personal injury litigation.  He advises insurers, transportation companies, and other businesses on business and litigation strategy.  Also, he has defended complex civil and criminal cases involving mail fraud, bank fraud,... government contract fraud, and other federal crimes.  Cory also represents clients in personal injury cases arising from trucking and bussing accidents, premises liability, products liability, and the like. In the construction field, he has represented general contractors, subcontractors, design professionals, and product manufacturers in construction defect claims in arbitrations, state, and federal trial courts.

Cory is a former assistant district attorney with the Guilford County District Attorney’s Office in Greensboro/High Point, N.C where he tried over 20 cases to a jury.

Experience

Following is a selected sampling of matters and is provided for informational purposes only. Past success does not indicate the likelihood of success in any future matter.

Educational Activities

  • AAJ Trial Team
  • Civil Rights Trial Team
  • North Carolina Central University  Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Law Review

Education

  • North Carolina Central University School of Law, JD, cum laude
  • North Carolina Central University, BA, cum laude

Admissions

  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Practice Areas

Industries

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  • State Farm Inaugural Rising Stars Academy (2019)
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Diverse Leaders Academy (2018–present)
  • Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference
  • Greenville County Bar Association, Diversity Committee Chair
  • DRI – The Voice of the Defense Bar
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division, Diversity Committee (2016–2018)
  • Riley Institute at Furman's Diversity Leaders Initiative, Upstate Class XXV, Spring 2018
  • Rotary Club of Greenville, Board Member (2016–2018) 
    • Chair of the Read to Me Program (2016–2017)
  • Friends of the Greenville County Library System, former Board President
  • Upstate Carolina Education Outreach, Board Member
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