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Cory M. Church

Cory M. Church


Cory Church is an associate attorney who concentrates his practice on product liability litigation, focusing on the automotive and life sciences industries. He has defended a diverse range of clients in high-exposure product liability cases, including automotive manufacturers, medical device companies, food and beverage distributors and fire safety equipment manufacturers.

Cory also maintains an active pro bono practice, including regularly serving as a custody advocate with the Council for Children’s Rights in Charlotte. Working with CFCR allows Cory to leverage his experience as a former middle school teacher with Teach For America.

Outside of the office, Cory enjoys going to the movies with his wife, attending rock and metal concerts and amassing a large book collection. He is currently on a mission to collect and read all of Stephen King’s works. 


Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 2020

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of North Carolina


  • University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., 2020

    magna cum laude

    Junior and Senior Editor, Alabama Law Review

    Order of the Barristers

    National Moot Court Competition Winner, 2019

    Campbell Moot Court Board, 2019 – 2020

    Intraschool Trial Advocacy Competition Winner, Spring 2020

    CALI Awards - Products Liability; Legal Writing I and II; Conflicts of Law; Secured Transactions; Law and Popular Culture

  • Washington and Lee University, B.A., 2015

    QuestBridge Scholarship

    Christopher Merrill Main ’94 History Award

    Pi Kappa Alpha, Social Chairman

    Majors: History and English

    Minor: Africana Studies

Professional Associations

    • Council For Children’s Rights
      —Volunteer Custody Advocate, 2023 – 2024


  • "9th Circuit Also Weighs in on Personal Jurisdiction at Class Certification Stage," Author, Daily Journal, August 2021