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Corey A. Stanford

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Dedicated attorney concentrated on commercial litigation and employment law, focusing on tailored strategies and client relationships. 

Corey A. Stanford is a member of the firm's Commercial Litigation and Labor & Employment Practice Groups. With a robust background in general litigation, Corey has developed proficiency in areas including toxic tort, construction, and premises liability. Before joining our firm, he was involved in debt financing, handling both secured and unsecured lending, which adds a unique depth to his legal acumen.

Corey's legal philosophy centers around active listening and clear communication. He is committed to tailoring legal strategies to meet the specific needs of his clients, ensuring they receive not only the best possible representation but also personalized attention. His approach to law is personable and trustworthy, focusing on solving issues proactively and guiding clients through complex legal landscapes with ease and knowledge.

What truly energizes Corey is the meaningful relationships he builds with his clients. He strives to be the attorney that clients continually trust and enjoy working with. His even-keeled demeanor and commitment to excellence are complemented by a relentless work ethic and a genuine passion for building relationships and serving clients.

Beyond his professional life, Corey is an active community volunteer. He contributes his time to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention of Western PA and mentors inner-city kids through his volunteer work with the 100 Black Men group of Western PA.

Corey is a proud father to a seven-year-old daughter, an avid golfer, and enjoys basketball. His love for sports extends into his personal life; he was a four-year member of the men's basketball team during his undergraduate studies at The College of New Jersey. Corey received his J.D. from Duquesne University School of Law in 2021, where he excelled in moot court competitions and was inducted into the Order of Barristers.

Outside the courtroom, Corey enjoys spending time with family and friends, attending his daughter's sporting events, and exploring the vibrant culinary and coffee scene in Pittsburgh. Whether on the golf course or in the courtroom, Corey brings passion, precision, and a personable touch to all his endeavors.

Presentations & Publications

  • Name, Image, and Likeness: An Exploration of the Changing Landscape of College Athletics, Jackson Kelly PLLC (6/24/2021)
  • Name, Image, and Likeness: Should Student-Athletes Get Paid? West Virginia School of Law (3/19/2021)
  • The Social Media Influencer Market, Today & Tomorrow, Franklin Pierce School of Law, University of New Hampshire (2/26/2021)
  • Name, Image, and Likeness: How the Law is Changing for Student-Athletes, Elisabeth Haub School of Law, Pace University (2/25/2021)

Education

Duquesne University School of Law (JD)
The College of New Jersey (BA)

Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

Office Location

  • Pittsburgh

Services

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Labor & Employment
  • Toxic Tort and Asbestos Litigation Defense

Industries

  • Construction

Departments

  • Commercial Litigation

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

  • MBLSA Thurgood Marshall Regional Moot Court Competition, Runner-up (2020)
  • MBLSA Thurgood Marshall Regional Moot Court Competition, Best Petitioner Brief (2020)
  • NBLSA Thurgood Marshal National Moot Court Competition, Quarterfinalist (2020)
  • The Order of Barristers
  • Robert F. Wagner National Labor & Employment Moot Court Competition, Champion (2021)
  • Robert F. Wagner National Labor & Employment Moot Court Competition, Best Oralist (2021)
  • Robert F. Wagner National Labor & Employment Moot Court Competition, Best Petitioner Brief (2021)
  • Shalom Moot Court Award

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention of Western PA, volunteer
  • 100 Black Men Of Western PA, volunteer

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Education

Duquesne University School of Law (JD)
The College of New Jersey (BA)

Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

Office Location

  • Pittsburgh

Services

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Labor & Employment
  • Toxic Tort and Asbestos Litigation Defense

Industries

  • Construction

Departments

  • Commercial Litigation

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

  • MBLSA Thurgood Marshall Regional Moot Court Competition, Runner-up (2020)
  • MBLSA Thurgood Marshall Regional Moot Court Competition, Best Petitioner Brief (2020)
  • NBLSA Thurgood Marshal National Moot Court Competition, Quarterfinalist (2020)
  • The Order of Barristers
  • Robert F. Wagner National Labor & Employment Moot Court Competition, Champion (2021)
  • Robert F. Wagner National Labor & Employment Moot Court Competition, Best Oralist (2021)
  • Robert F. Wagner National Labor & Employment Moot Court Competition, Best Petitioner Brief (2021)
  • Shalom Moot Court Award

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention of Western PA, volunteer
  • 100 Black Men Of Western PA, volunteer

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