Corey was born in New Westminster and grew up in Smithers, Prince George, Surrey, and Langley. He attended Simon Fraser University where he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Criminology in 1993 before completing his Bachelor of Laws from the University of Calgary in 1996. Corey has been practicing as a civil litigation lawyer since being called to the Bar in 1997. His current focus is plaintiff personal injury (working for the injured client) and general litigation.
Corey spent several years practicing as plaintiff counsel in personal injury matters and also working as a public interest lawyer. He also has several years' experience working as defence counsel for ICBC and therefore understands the practice from the other side. He has experience as a lawyer helping clients with brain injuries, concussions, spinal injuries, fractures, whiplash, and soft tissue injuries. He has conducted small claims and Supreme Court trials. He has appeared in the Court of Appeal in both Alberta and British Columbia.
Corey spent 2 years in Taiwan where he learned conversational Mandarin and worked for an international law firm as a consultant in their litigation, business, and patent departments. Corey enjoys staying active and spending time with his family.