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Corey graduated from Washington University with a degree in English Literature.  After Washington University, Corey worked in Washington, D.C. for several years as a political organizer for the civil rights organization People For the American Way.  He then graduated, with honors, from George Washington University Law School.

After law school, Corey spent over ten years as a litigator with two large international law firms. While primarily maintaining a commercial litigation practice, Corey worked on a significant number of civil liberties cases pro bono.  In 2012, he received a “Lead On!” Award from Access Living for his work successfully representing disabled adults in Illinois in a class action civil rights litigation working closely with the ACLU of Illinois and other civil liberties groups. In 2015, Corey and his family moved to Louisville, Kentucky where Corey continued his commercial practice at a local law firm as Counsel.

Corey has been very involved in the Louisville community.  Prior to joining the ACLU of Kentucky as Legal Director, he served on its Committee on Litigation and Legal Priorities.  Corey is also active with the Louisville Jewish Community Relations Council and received the Jewish Community of Louisville Julie Linker Community Relations Young Leadership Award.