Cory B. Patterson

Associate  |  Greenville

Meet Cory

Licensed in Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina, Cory Patterson’s practice focuses on utility, insurance, construction and financial services defense. An experienced litigator and trial attorney, Cory handles cases for a diverse group of Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd clients in both federal and state courts. His utility practice focuses on representation of regulated utilities and their contractors in encroachment, condemnation, property damage and tort liability cases, including defense of claims for personal injury and wrongful death.

Cory’s insurance defense practice consists of representing national clients in the matters involving insurance coverage and bad faith litigation, premise liability, wrongful death and motor vehicle matters. Cory represents financial institutions in connection with commercial and consumer loan defaults. He also represents financial institutions in matters involving instruments bearing unauthorized signatures. His construction practice includes representation of owners, contractors, design professional and subcontractors in contract, payment and construction defect disputes.

Cory previously served as an Assistant District Attorney with the Guilford County District Attorney’s Office in Greensboro/High Point, NC.

  • North Carolina Central University, J.D., cum laude, 2009
  • North Carolina Central University, B.A., cum laude, 2006
  • South Carolina, 2015
  • Georgia, 2015
  • North Carolina, 2009
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of North Carolina, 2009
Honors and Awards
  • Greenville Business Magazine "Legal Elite of the Upstate" Consumer Products/Retail Law 2019
  • Greenville Business Magazine "Best & Brightest 35 and Under" 2018
  • AAJ Trial Team
  • Civil Rights Trial Team
  • North Carolina Central University Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Law Review
Professional and Civic Activities
  • State Farm Inaugural Rising Stars Academy 2019
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Diverse Leaders Academy (2018-Present)
  • Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference
  • Greenville County Bar Association, Diversity Committee Chair
  • Rotary Club of Greenville, Board Member (2016-2018), Chair of the Read to Me Program (2016-2017)
  • Friends of the Greenville County Library System, former Board President
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Upstate Carolina Education Outreach, Board Member
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division, Diversity Committee (2016-2018)
  • Riley Institute at Furman's Diversity Leaders Initiative, Upstate Class XXV, Spring 2018 
Presentations and Publications
  • “The Aftermath of Carpenter v. United States,” American Bar Association Section of Litigation Roundtable, July 30, 2019

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