Cory Ricci

Whatley & Associates
29 Public Sq
Columbia, TN 38401

Cory joined Whatley & Associates in August 2013 after clerking with Jefferson County District Attorney?s Office in Birmingham, Alabama.   Cory is licensed to practice law in all courts of the State of Tennessee.  He represents his clients in matters ranging from criminal defense, domestic law, contract disputes, and personal injury suits.  He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in Industrial Distribution in May 2010.  Cory is a 2013 graduate of Samford University?s Cumberland School of Law.  Along with his teammates on Cumberland?s National Trial Team, Cory won the National Institute for Trial Advocacy?s ?Tournament of Champions? in New York City in 2011.  He also won the Best Advocate Award in 2012 at the ?Tournament of Champions? in Chicago, Illinois.   Cory is as an active member of Trinity Methodist Church in Spring Hill and serves as a Coach of the Vanderbilt University Mock Trial Team.

Bar Admissions



Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
Juris Doctor
Dean?s List
Honors Certificate in Trial Advocacy
Cumberland National Trial Team
Champion ? 2011 National Institute for Trial Advocacy?s ?Tournament of Champions?
Best Advocate ? 2012 National Institute for Trial Advocacy?s ?Tournament of Champions?
Scholar of Merit ? Basic Skills in Trial Advocacy
Michael V. Rasmussen Award for Most Outstanding Cumberland Advocate
Order of the Barristers Recipient
Nat Bryan American Board of Trial Advocates Award
William J. Peeler Advanced Trial Advocacy Award
Trial Advocacy Board

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Graduated magna cum laude
Pre-Law Advisory Board Scholarship
National Mock Trial Team ? received five Best Advocate Awards (3 in 2009, 2 in 2010)

Practice Areas
Criminal Defense
Domestic Law
Personal Injury

Professional Associations and Memberships
Maury County Bar Association