Cory N. Barnes

Associate

Cleveland
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Overview

Cory Barnes’s positive nature and can-do attitude is central to his developing practice, and, as a former student-athlete, he is a driven and reliable member of any team. Cory is currently litigation focused, working across a range of commercial, intellectual property, and environmental matters. His diverse background includes federal externships at both the trial and appellate court level, as well as experience in commercial real estate, advising clients on zoning, land use, and regulatory permitting.

Select Experience

  • Member of trial team that prosecuted a client’s property rights, resulting in $5.5 million jury verdict in favor of client.
  • Member of trial team that defended a global finance and retail client accused of trademark infringement. Court ruled favorably for client on all claims.
  • Conducts environmental due diligence and analysis for corporate acquisitions and transactions.
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Experience

  • Member of trial team that prosecuted a client’s property rights, resulting in $5.5 million jury verdict in favor of client.
  • Member of trial team that defended a global finance and retail client accused of trademark infringement. Court ruled favorably for client on all claims.
  • Conducts environmental due diligence and analysis for corporate acquisitions and transactions.
  • Advises on environmental permitting and remediation.

Recognitions and Memberships

Prior Positions

  • The Honorable R. Guy Cole Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit: Judicial Extern (2017)
  • The Honorable Algenon L. Marbley, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio: Judicial Extern (2017)
  • The Sherwin-Williams Company: Law Clerk (2016)
  • Sbarro LLC: Legal Intern (2016)

Admissions

  • Ohio

Education

  • J.D., The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law, 2018, magna cum laude; Ohio State Law Journal, Articles Editor; Order of the Coif
  • B.A., The Ohio State University, 2014, summa cum laude