Founder & Attorney
Cori is a graduate of the University of Florida and earned her degree with honors in Criminology in 2008. In 2011, she earned her law degree from Florida State University College of Law with honors and passed the Florida Bar that summer. During law school, she advocated for clients in the Family Law Clinic, served as President of Public Interest Law Student’s Association, competed on the Mock Trial Team, served as a legislative intern, and was selected as a Florida Bar Foundation Summer Fellow.
After law school, she worked as a Graduate Fellow for FSU’s Children in Prison Project where she advocated on behalf of juvenile offenders who were charged and treated as adults in the Florida prison system. Throughout her practice she has helped veterans with their service-connected disability claims, assisted low-income Floridian’s with various civil legal issues, and clerked for a Federal Magistrate.
In 2014, she and her husband moved to Pensacola where she worked as an Assistant Public Defender for nearly five years. During her time as an APD, she defended hundreds of clients charged with misdemeanor and felony offenses and took over twenty-five cases to trial. Cori’s passion for advocating for the underserved remains after all these years and led to the founding of the Neighborhood Advocacy Project in 2022.APPLY FOR SERVICES