Cory S Laufer is a founding partner of Laufer & Laufer, P.A. where he oversees a number of lawyers who practice with him primarily in the areas of first-party defense, employment litigation and commercial litigation. He has tried cases before juries throughout the State of Florida, including the Eleventh, Twelfth, Fifteenth, Seventeenth, and Eighteenth Judicial Circuits of Florida and has handled appeals before Florida’s First, Second and Fourth District Courts of Appeal. Mr. Laufer is a member of the Florida Bar and is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida as well as the Federal Eleventh Circuit.
Mr. Laufer graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from the University of Florida in 1995, where he was published in both The Independent Florida Alligator and Orange and Blue Magazine. After a brief career in advertising, Mr. Laufer attending Nova Southeastern University’s Shepard Broad Law Center, obtaining his J.D. in 1999. While in law school, Mr. Laufer was a staff member of the ILSA Journal of International and Comparative Law, as well as a recipient of the prestigious Goodwin Fellowship. Throughout his training, Mr. Laufer was a clerk for the Broward County Public Defender’s Office, various private attorneys and firms, and tried number of jury cases as a Certified Legal Intern for the Broward County State Attorney’s Office.
Upon graduation, Mr. Laufer commenced his career as an associate with the West Palm Beach office of the law firm of Cole, White & Billbrough, P.A., n/k/a Cole, Scott, & Kissane, P.A. In this position he defended various individuals and business entities in commercial litigation, personal injury, employment discrimination, and association rights.
Mr. Laufer continued defending individuals and business entities as a staff counsel attorney for Liberty Mutual Insurance Company. There, his practice focused on personal injury, premise liability, PIP and workers’ compensation defense. He then accepted a position with the firm of Charouhis, Fandino, Lopez & Wright, P.A., where his practice focused primarily on workers’ compensation and personal injury defense. Mr. Laufer served as the managing partner of the Palm Beach office of Rubinton & Laufer, P.A. for five years before leaving to found Laufer and Laufer, P.A.