Rutledge and has worked on various legislative matters over the years. She has been with the firm since June 1989 and became a member and shareholder in 1991. Prior to joining the Lathrop & Rutledge firm, Corey practiced as assistant state public defender managing and trying major case felonies. Currently, Corey concentrates her practice in the areas of professional liability defense, principally, medical malpractice defense, and defense of cases involving product liability, catastrophic personal injury claims, commercial and employment disputes, as well as insurance and bad faith litigation. She practices in the federal and state courts in Wyoming, is admitted to practice in the Federal District Court of Colorado, and also in the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Corey’s father was an officer in the United States Army, and she had the privilege of living in Washington, D.C. for her formative years where she participated in many youth activities related to politics and the arts, as well as a wide range of community service activities. In 1970, Corey left Washington, D.C. for Colorado State University where she focused her studies in political science, art, and natural resource preservation. Corey’s first career was in the area of real estate and new home construction. She formed American West Properties, Inc. and specializes in commercial properties and new home construction. Corey completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Southern Colorado in Pueblo and then entered law school at the University of Wyoming.
Corey has served on several non-profit boards and is currently serving on the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Foundation Board, as well as The Cougar Fund. She has been active in professional organizations and has served as the President of the Laramie County Bar Association and President of the Defense Lawyers Association of Wyoming. She has been state chairman for the Defense Research Institute, and currently is a member of the International Association of Insurance and Defense Counsel. Corey and her husband, Kent Rutledge, together have three daughters.