Firm News

Cory Watson Names New Attorney

May 11th, 2017

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Cory Watson Attorneys welcomes attorney Bobby LeMoine who joins the firm’s complex litigation team. LeMoine brings to the firm nearly a decade of courtroom and litigation experience representing clients injured or killed by the wrongful conduct or negligence of others.  His focus at Cory Watson will include wrongful death and products liability,…Read More

Lauren S. Miller of Cory Watson Named To Top Attorneys List

April 3rd, 2017

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Birmingham Magazine has named Lauren S. Miller of Cory Watson Attorneys to its 2017 list of Top Attorneys in the Rising Stars category. The annual list is compiled in a peer review survey of Birmingham, Alabama attorneys registered with the Birmingham Bar Association.  Ms. Miller focuses her practice on several areas of personal…Read More

B-Metro Magazine Taps 5 Cory Watson Attorneys for Top Flight Awards

March 6th, 2017

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – B-Metro Magazine has named Cory Watson Attorneys Ernest Cory, Leila H. Watson, Douglas Dellaccio, F. Jerome Tapley and Elizabeth E. Chambers “Top Flight Attorneys” for 2017. B-Metro’s Top Flight Attorneys are recognized based upon their body of work including successful outcomes for their clients, peer recognition, and furthering the reputation of the…Read More

Stephen Hunt Named Principal at Cory Watson Attorneys

February 23rd, 2017

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Cory Watson Attorneys has named Stephen Hunt, Jr. a Principal of the firm. Mr. Hunt is a member of the leadership team of the firm’s Mass Tort litigation practice group. His practice is focused on Products Liability, Pharmaceutical Drug Litigation and Medical Device Litigation. “Stephen Hunt has done outstanding work for our…Read More

$671 Million Settlement of DuPont-Chemours Lawsuit Involving Toxic Chemical C-8

February 13th, 2017

REACTION FROM PLAINTIFF CO-LEAD COUNSEL JON C. CONLIN OF CORY WATSON ATTORNEYS BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – DuPont and its affiliate company Chemours will pay $670.7 million in cash to settle approximately 3,550 lawsuits involving the toxic chemical C-8, which was used at a DuPont plant outside Parkersburg, WV. An independent Science Panel had linked C-8 to testicular cancer…Read More

U.S. News- Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” Honors Cory Watson Attorneys

January 27th, 2017

(BIRMINGHAM, AL)  U. S. News- Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” has awarded Birmingham personal injury law firm Cory Watson Attorneys 2017 rankings in three practice areas. The law firm rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes peer review, and are widely recognized as among the most prestigious in the legal industry nationwide.…Read More

Cory Watson Named To List of Largest Law Firms

January 23rd, 2017

  (BIRMINGHAM, AL)    The Birmingham Business Journal has ranked Cory Watson Attorneys as one of Birmingham’s Largest Law Firms in its annual survey published January 13, 2017.  The list ranks Birmingham, Alabama law firms according to size as measured by the number of attorneys employed in Birmingham offices. The award from Birmingham’s premiere business…Read More

Cory Watson Attorneys Announces New Principal

January 19th, 2017

(BIRMINGHAM, AL)   Cory Watson Attorneys announces that Brett Turnbull has joined the firm as a Principal. Turnbull was also named Co-Chair of the Cory Watson Complex Litigation Department and brings to the firm more than a decade of experience practicing personal injury law with a focus on wrongful death, product liability, business litigation and…Read More

Rasmussen Appointed Plaintiffs’ Co-Lead Counsel in Abilify MDL

December 29th, 2016

The Honorable M. Casey Rodgers of the Northern District of Florida has appointed Kristian Rasmussen of Cory Watson Attorneys Plaintiffs’ Co-Lead Counsel in the Multidistrict Litigation involving the pharmaceutical drug Abilify. Rasmussen will also serve on the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee. Two other Cory Watson attorneys were also appointed leadership positions; Ernest Cory was appointed to…Read More

Cory Watson Awarded for Pro Bono Service

December 13th, 2016

Birmingham, AL The Volunteer Lawyers Program of the Birmingham Bar Association named Cory Watson Attorneys “Pro Bono Midsize Firm of the Year” for 2016. The award was presented in recognition of dedicated Pro Bono service on December 9, 2016. The Birmingham Bar Volunteer Lawyers Program is a non-profit program that matches income-qualifying residents of Jefferson County…Read More

Abilify MDL News : Federal Panel Transfers Abilify Litigation to Northern District of Florida

October 6th, 2016

Popular Prescription Drug Abilify Linked to Compulsive Gambling, Other Issues (Washington, DC)   The United States Judicial Panel on Multi-district Litigation has issued a Transfer Order centralizing federal lawsuits in the Abilify® drug litigation, IN RE: Abilify® (Aripiprazole) Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2734. These cases will be transferred to a federal court in the Northern…Read More

Leila H. Watson Named to Leadership Birmingham 2017

September 20th, 2016

Cory Watson Attorneys co-founder Leila H. Watson has been selected for the 2017 class of Leadership Birmingham. Ms. Watson also serves as President-Elect of the Birmingham Bar Association.  The purpose of Leadership Birmingham is to ensure that leaders in the community are educated about current issues and challenges in the region. This is accomplished by…Read More

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Against Hooters in Underage Drinking Death of Teenager

August 30th, 2016

(BIRMINGHAM, AL )  The family of a teenager who was struck and killed by a vehicle in front of the Pelham, Alabama Hooters Restaurant has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Hooters, to hold the restaurant owners and operators accountable for the series of liquor law violations that led to the teen’s death. According to the…Read More

Best Lawyers in America Names Cory Watson Attorneys to 2017 Edition

August 17th, 2016

August 16, 2016   (BIRMINGHAM, AL)  Cory Watson Attorneys is pleased to announce that Best Lawyers in America has named founding Principals Ernest Cory and Leila Watson to their 2017 edition. Mr. Cory is recognized for Personal Injury Litigation- Plaintiffs. Ms. Watson is recognized for Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions- Plaintiffs, Personal Injury Litigation- Plaintiffs and…Read More

BHM BIZ Names 5 Cory Watson Attorneys to Top Lawyers List

August 4th, 2016

Cory Watson Attorneys is pleased to announce that five Cory Watson attorneys have been named 2016 Top Lawyers by BHM BIZ Metro Birmingham Business magazine. Those on the list include Cory Watson principals Ernest Cory, Leila Watson, Doug Dellaccio, F. Jerome Tapley and Beth Chambers. Each year, BHM BIZ Metro Birmingham Business magazine publishes the annual…Read More

Douglas A. Dellaccio, Jr. appointed to Board of Alabama Association for Justice

July 20th, 2016

(Birmingham, AL)   Cory Watson Attorneys Principal Douglas A. Dellaccio, Jr. has been appointed to the Board of Directors for the Alabama Association for Justice. For more than 20 years, Doug has helped everyday people level the playing field against insurance companies, businesses, and major corporations. He has been recognized by Super Lawyers for the…Read More

U.S. Court Appoints Ernest Cory Plaintiffs’ Lead Counsel in Viagra Melanoma MDL

June 16th, 2016

For Immediate Release June 16, 2016 U.S. Court Appoints Ernest Cory Plaintiffs’ Lead Counsel in Viagra Melanoma MDL (San Francisco)     The Honorable Richard Seeborg has appointed Ernest Cory Plaintiffs’ Lead Counsel in the federal multidistrict litigation, In re: Viagra (Sildenafil Citrate) Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2691.  In United States District Court in the Northern…Read More

Cory Watson Attorneys Named Top Litigation Firm

June 3rd, 2016

For Immediate Release June 3, 2016 Cory Watson Attorneys Named Top Litigation Firm (BIRMINGHAM, AL) The Birmingham Business Journal has named Cory Watson, P.C., “Cory Watson Attorneys”, a Top Litigation Firm for 2016. In an article accompanying the Top Litigation Firms announcement, the BBJ asked leading Birmingham litigation attorneys to share industry insights on common…Read More

Cory Watson Attorneys Announces New Principal, Adds Associates

May 3rd, 2016

Cory Watson Attorneys Announces New Principal, Adds Associates For Immediate Release May 3, 2016 (Birmingham, AL)             Cory Watson Attorneys, a nationally recognized personal injury law firm, has named Hirlye R. “ Ryan” Lutz III a Principal of the firm. Mr. Lutz is co-chairman of the firm’s Class Action litigation team focusing his practice on…Read More

Cory Watson Attorneys Named to Super Lawyers 2015 Edition

April 30th, 2016

Cory Watson Attorneys Named to Super Lawyers 2015 Edition April 30, 2015 BIRMINGHAM,AL – Cory Watson Attorneys is pleased to announce the selection of 10 of the firm’s personal injury lawyers to the 2015 edition of Super Lawyers. The attorneys were added to the 2015 Alabama Super Lawyers list, in the following categories: Ernest Cory…Read More

Birmingham Attorney Ernest Cory Featured in National Forum on Drug Injury Law

April 20th, 2016

Birmingham Attorney Ernest Cory Featured in National Forum on Drug Injury Law (Birmingham, AL) Cory Watson Attorneys founding Principal Ernest Cory addresses attorneys from across the nation at the Mass Torts Made Perfect seminar April 21, 2016.  More than 800 plaintiff attorneys are expected to attend the Las Vegas forum focused on mass torts and…Read More

Viagra Litigation Headed to California

April 7th, 2016

Viagra Litigation Headed to California: Federal Panel Establishes  MDL no.2691 In Re: Viagra (Sildenafil Citrate) Products Liability Litigation  Cory Watson Among Law Firms Representing Plaintiffs (Birmingham, AL)   The United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has issued a Transfer Order centralizing federal lawsuits in the Viagra melanoma litigation in the Northern District of California. According…Read More

Cory Watson announces new Principal

March 15th, 2016

  For Immediate Release March 15, 2016   (Birmingham, AL)       Cory Watson Attorneys has named Hirlye R. “ Ryan” Lutz III a Principal of the firm. Mr. Lutz is co-chairman of the firm’s Class Action litigation team focusing his practice on consumer protection and privacy litigation, as well as product liability litigation involving defective…Read More

Leila H. Watson Elected 2016 President- Elect of Birmingham Bar Association

December 28th, 2015

Leila H. Watson Elected 2016 President- Elect of Birmingham Bar Association December 28, 2015 (BIRMINGHAM, AL) Cory Watson Attorneys Founding Principal Leila H. Watson has been elected 2016 President-Elect of the Birmingham Bar Association. Ms. Watson has practiced law for 31 years and has served the Bar Association and Birmingham Bar Foundation in various capacities.…Read More