After his first year of law school in May of 2012, Cory Barnwell began interning for a now retired part-time Fulton County magistrate Judge’s private practice. Under his mentorship, Cory assisted in handling cases involving criminal offenses, personal injury, medical malpractice, domestic relations, and business disputes all throughout law school. Cory was also able to gain extensive experience performing appellate work including writing briefs on behalf of both appellants and appellees, including engaging in oral argument before the Georgia Supreme Court within his first year of practice in 2014. In addition to his employment with this prior litigation firm, between 2013 and 2014 Cory worked for over 288 hours with the Fulton County Solicitor’s Office prosecuting misdemeanors while he was a law student sworn in under Georgia’s Third-Year Practice Act.
In September of 2017, Cory opened Barnwell Law Group and also accepted the position of Chief Legal Officer the country’s largest privately held professional employer organization, but resigned to focus on his private practice in late 2022. Cory has continued to focus his practice on the corporate areas of law to a niche clientele, including acting as primary outside counsel and general counsel to other various entities in litigation matters, assisting in managing corporate records and creating entities, drafting and reviewing contracts, and assisting in the drafting of transactional documents to effectuate mergers and acquisitions. Cory has also successfully defended and prosecuted civil litigation cases in arbitrations, state and federal trial courts, and appellate courts in Arizona, California, Florida, Massachusetts, South Carolina, North Carolina, Philadelphia and Georgia.