1255 Drummers Lane Suite 300 Wayne, PA 19087

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Ryan R. Corkery


Ryan Corkery leverages nearly two decades of national litigation and trial experience with a Fortune 50 client defense background to achieve results for large corporate clients and individuals.  Mr. Corkery holds an AV Preeminent rating, the highest honor from Martindale-Hubbell. He has been recognized for nine years as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers, an honor received by only 2.5 percent of Pennsylvania lawyers annually. 

Mr. Corkery has represented clients in 28 states.  His experience ranges from serving as national core counsel for a Fortune 50 company to Pennsylvania panel counsel for a national casualty and property damage insurer to serving as outside General Counsel. Before joining the firm, he spent years as a litigator for DLA Piper US LLP, one of the world’s largest law firms.  

Mr. Corkery has a passion for trial work and fighting for the success of his clients.  His plaintiff practice focuses upon victims of truck accidents, nursing home abuse and neglect, defective products, negligent security, construction accidents, and exposure to toxic chemicals.  Mr. Corkery’s skill and experience in large truck accident cases was so important to his clients that they flew him around the country for nearly 15 years to investigate and defend them in the highest exposure matters.  

Mr. Corkery is the Managing Partner of the firm’s Pennsylvania office.

Education and Admissions

J.D., The Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law
-Cum Laude
-Law Review
-The Woolsack Honor Society 

B.S., Lehigh University
-Magna Cum Laude
-Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society
-Phi Eta Sigma National Honorable Society
-Zeta Psi Good Scholar
-Order of Omega Honor Society
-Financial Management Association Honor Society


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

Other Experience

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
National Trial Advocacy College, University of Virginia

Work Highlights

• Tried a case to a defense verdict for a Fortune 100 client in Houston, Texas.

• Tried a personal injury claim to a defense verdict in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania for a large, international manufacturing conglomerate in a toxic tort exposure case.

• Obtained dismissal at the pleadings phase for a Fortune 100 client as lead trial counsel in a tort action in state court in South Carolina on the basis of federal preemption under the Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act (“FAAAA”), then argued as lead appellate counsel on appeal, and won.

• Argued an appeal as lead appellate counsel before the Pennsylvania Superior Court for an international transportation company regarding a double wrongful death case.

• 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 summary judgment for an international elevator and escalator manufacturer and servicer in a high exposure tort action in New Jersey.

• Successfully defended a Fortune 100 client by achieving insurance coverage and full indemnity for same in a breach of contract matter in state court in Virginia.

• 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 a manufacturer of products for the home improvement and new home construction markets in a large subrogation matter sounding in construction defect in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

• Pennsylvania SuperLawyer nine times..

• Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating.

• 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)