Marquis Emerging Leaders

Cory Woerner

Cory Francis Woerner, Esq., Attorney at the Law Offices of Lee M. Perlman, has been recognized as a Marquis Emerging Leader for their contributions and achievements in the field of law.

Ever since he was a child, Mr. Woerner wanted to be a lawyer. With several family members in the legal field, he felt a natural gravitation toward that career and ultimately pursued it by earning a Bachelor of Arts in history from Coastal Carolina University, from which he graduated cum laude and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Vermont Law & Graduate School in 2018. While in law school, he was active as treasurer of the Student Bar Association and tutored and mentored first-year students. In addition, he volunteered with the Hartford Restorative Justice Center.

He has been admitted to practice law by the New Jersey State Bar Association and the Federal District of New Jersey and launched his career as an associate attorney for the Law Office of Seymour Wasserstrum from 2019 to 2021. Since 2022, he has excelled as an attorney at the Law Office of Lee M. Perlman, a firm primarily dedicated to bankruptcy law. An expert when it comes to business law, Mr. Woerner initially never saw himself working in the area of bankruptcy, but he has found that he has the right skill set to excel at it because of his strong abilities when it comes to math and numbers.

In his role, Mr. Woerner has represented both debtors and creditors in consumer bankruptcy proceedings and adversary proceedings, as well as represented and advised consumers in other civil matters. A few years ago, he won’t his first written opinion from a bankruptcy judge that expanded upon the case law that was already in the district. He was recognized with an award from the New Jersey Law Journal in 2022 and holds memberships with the Camden County Bar Association, Burlington County Bar Association, and National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys. Looking toward the future, he hopes to change some state legislation to better protect consumers in his home state of New Jersey and nationwide. On that front, he would like to find his way into a government role, whether in the Department of Justice or the United States Trustee Program as a staff or trial attorney.

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