David J. Corey

Dave Corey is a partner of the firm with more than 20 years of practice experience. For the past 19 years, he has worked exclusively in the defense of physicians and hospitals against medical malpractice lawsuits and professional licensing proceedings. Dave is frequently invited to speak to audiences of doctors, nurses, lawyers, and risk management professionals on topics related to medical malpractice.

A member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, Dave has tried 19 medical malpractice jury trials, in addition to numerous other civil jury trials, bench trials, arbitration hearings, and administrative hearings. Dave frequently represents physicians in licensing proceedings before the Washington Medical Commission. He previously worked as a criminal prosecutor, where he tried approximately 65 criminal cases.

In addition to trial practice, Dave has briefed and argued dozens of appeals, including two appearances before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. He has been involved in numerous published and unpublished appellate decisions, including Haskins v. MultiCare, 186 Wn. App. 11 (2014), review denied, 183 Wn.2d 1020; Grant v. Virginia Mason, 2014 Wn. App. LEXIS 1044 (2014), review denied, 181 Wn.2d 1011, cert. denied, U.S. Supreme Court #17-9477; Nero v. Virginia Mason, 2013 Wn. App. LEXIS 513 (2013), review denied, 178 Wn.2d 1001; Dalien v. Jackson, 2001 Wn. App. LEXIS 919 (2011); Cox v. Oasis, 153 Wn. App. 176 (2009); Ambach v. French, 141 Wn. App. 782 (2007); Bartley-Williams v. Kendall, 134 Wn. App. 95 (2006); Nat’l Surety Corp. v. Cadet Mfg. Co., 132 Fed. Appx. 711 (2005); Sackett v. Santilli, 146 Wn.2d 498 (2002); and City of Tacoma v. Durham, 95 Wn. App. 876 (1999).

Dave is admitted to the United States Supreme Court, as well as the state and federal courts of Washington and Alaska. He is a member of the Washington, Alaska, King County, Pierce County, and Anchorage bar associations. He is also a member of the Washington Defense Trial Lawyers.

Dave is a 1996 graduate of the Seattle University School of Law. He is an alumnus of the University of Denver (B.A., political science, 1993), where he was also a captain of the varsity swim team and a 1990 NAIA All-America selection. Dave has also been heavily involved in swim coaching, masters swimming, and open water swimming. He is a proud Seattle native and Ballard resident, where he serves on the board of his children’s school.

Practice Areas

Scroll to Top