David C. Cory
David Cory is a graduate of Jesuit High School of Tampa (1977), the University of South Florida (BA, Political Science,
1981) and the University of Florida College of Law (Juris Doctor, 1984). He has been a licensed attorney (State
of Florida) since May, 1985.
During his legal career he has worked for law firms in Gainesville, FL, and Tampa, FL, as well as operating his own law
practice in Tampa and then Brandon. He served as an Air Force judge advocate for twenty years (twelve on active duty,
eight in the reserves), retiring in 2005 with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He served at active duty assignments in
Arizona, England, North Carolina, Saudi Arabia, California and Washington, DC, and served as a reservist in Florida, Alabama,
North Carolina, New Jersey and California.
During his military career, he was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal six times. He was Company Grade Officer of the
Year for his units in 1988 and 1989 while serving in England. He is a graduate of the Air Force Judge Advocate General's School,
the Air Force Squadron Officer School, and Air Command and Staff College of Air University. During his career, he also completed
numerous continuing legal education courses at both the Air Force and the Army JAG Schools.
His legal experience has included many areas of law over the years, including criminal law (prosecutor and pretrial hearing
officer), government contracting law, tort law including medical malpractice, environmental law, employment and personnel
law, federal labor law, administrative law, appeals, family law, wills, consumer law, contracts and business law.
He also has experience with military operational law issues, including the Law of Armed Conflict, rules of engagement,
operational contracts, and status of forces agreements, among other areas.
He is accredited by the US Department of Veterans Affairs to represent veterans in disability claims. He also has experience
with medical malpractice claims under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) as well as pursuant to 38 USC 1151.
He also has experience in a wide range of cases with the Air Force Board for Correction of Military Records, the
Army Board for Correction of Military Records, and the Board for Correction of Naval Records (for the Navy and Marine Corps).
At various times during his career, he has also taught law courses at the undergraduate, graduate and law school levels.