Wexford County Chief Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
Corey, a native of Cadillac, was raised in the family Christmas tree business his grandfather started in 1936, and which his father and brother still operate. After graduating from Cadillac Senior High School, Corey obtained his Bachelors of Science Degree in Business Management from Ferris State University, and earned his law degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Corey began his legal career in Traverse City, while still living in Cadillac. While practicing in Traverse City, he served as Governor, Treasurer and President of the Grand Traverse-Leelanau-Antrim Counties Bar Association, in addition to sitting on its various committees. He additionally served as Chairman of the Traverse Area Attorney Referral Service, and volunteered at the Third Level Crisis Center Free Legal Aid Clinic.
Service and dedication to one’s community is very important and that is shown by his service on the Charter Township of Haring Board of Review and Planning Commission, as well as serving as both Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Wexford County Planning Commission. In addition Corey has volunteered as a coach for CASA’s soccer and softball/baseball, and as a flag football coach for the Dillon YMCA. He has served on various school committees, presented to numerous classrooms regarding various aspects of the law, judged debates for Michigan Youth in Government, and currently serves as Assistant Cub-Master of Pack 150. He is a team member for the Wexford/Missaukee Sobriety Court, a member of the Wexford/Missaukee Community Corrections Advisory Committee, and member of the Rotary Club of Cadillac.
Corey was nominated for the 2010 Traverse City Business News 40 under 40 award, and was awared the Ferris State University Alumni Pacesetter Award for distinguished alumni. He was also recognized by Michigan Lawyers Weekly as an “Up and Coming Lawyer” in the Class of 2012, and recognized by Michigan Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star” in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.
Corey and his wife, also a Cadillac native, have three kids and love to take advantage of everything that living in Northern Michigan has to offer. When they are not camping, they are usually biking, skiing or boating.