Ryan R. Corkery

Partner


Four Penn Center
Suite 900
1600 JFK Boulevard
Philadelphia PA, 19103

267.528.0733 (direct)
610.972.3136 (mobile)
267.528.0726 (fax)

Ryan R. Corkery

Overview

Ryan conducts a litigation and trial practice that is national, regional, and local in scope.  He has handled matters in 25 different states in recent years.  Ryan represents corporations and organizations in a wide range of cases, including commercial, toxic tort, transportation, employment, sophisticated insurance coverage and bad faith, product liability, health care, subrogation, construction defect, breach of warranty, and regulatory matters in state and federal courts.  Ryan also has an appellate practice and has argued numerous appeals.

Ryan also advises corporate clients regarding legal compliance, risk management, internal protocols, indemnity, and electronic discovery.  He designed a national panel counsel training program for an institutional client.  Ryan has lectured at defense attorney seminars nationally, including lectures regarding electronic discovery issues.

His practice involves serving as outside general counsel and he is national core counsel for a Fortune 50 international company.

Ryan has been recognized by Super Lawyers every year since 2011, an honor received by only 2.5 percent of Pennsylvania lawyers annually.

He is the Managing and Hiring Partner for the firm’s Philadelphia office.

Education and Admissions

Admissions

Pennsylvania
New Jersey
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

Education

J.D., The Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law, cum laude; Law Review; The Woolsack Honor Society

B.S., Lehigh University, with honors

Clerkships

United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, Hon. Yvette Kane (2004-2005), intern clerk
Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania, Hon. Renee Cohn Jubelirer (2003-2004), intern clerk

Work Highlights

  • Obtained a defense verdict for international transportation company in double wrongful death action in state court in Texas.
  • Obtained a defense verdict on personal injury claim in a toxic tort case in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania arising out of allegations of spray foam insulation exposure.
  • Obtained summary judgment in a declaratory judgment action for a leading, international business insurer regarding an insurance coverage and bad faith claim in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
  • Obtained dismissal for an international transportation company in tort action in state court in South Carolina.
  • Argued before the South Carolina Court of Appeals on the issue of federal preemption pursuant to the Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act.
  • Obtained summary judgment for international transportation company in tort action in state court in South Carolina.
  • Obtained summary judgment for international elevator and escalator manufacturer and servicer in high exposure tort action in New Jersey.
  • Argued an appeal before the Pennsylvania Superior Court for an international transportation company regarding a double wrongful death case.
  • Successfully defended a leading insurance company in a class action matter in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania concerning payments made pursuant to a Pennsylvania statute relating to services and goods provided in workers compensation cases.
  • Successfully defended international transportation company and achieved insurance coverage and full indemnity for same in a breach of contract matter in state court in Virginia.
  • Currently representing a large, international manufacturing conglomerate in a toxic tort exposure case pending in state court in Pennsylvania.
  • Currently representing a manufacturer of products for the home improvement and new home construction markets in a large subrogation matter in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
  • Pennsylvania SuperLawyer 2011 to present.
  • Active Member of Defense Research Institute (DRI)

Prior Affiliations

DLA Piper (2004-2008)

Select Decisions

  • Lites v. Trumbull Insurance Company, 
    2013 WL 5777156 (E.D. Pa. 2013)
  • McCutcheon v. United Parcel Service, 
    Case No. 214-CP-38-01164 (Orangeburg County, SC Feb. 2, 2016)