Corey Rutledge has been with Lathrop & Rutledge since June 1989. She became a member/shareholder in 1991. Prior to being asked to join the Lathrop & Rutledge firm, Corey practiced as assistant state public defender managing and trying major case felonies. After Corey joined the firm of Lathrop & Rutledge, she gained experience in a broad range of litigation. Currently, Corey concentrates her practice in the areas of professional liability defense, principally, medical malpractice defense and defense of cases involving products liability, catastrophic personal injury claims, commercial and employment disputes, as well as insurance and bad faith litigation. She practices in all of the federal and state courts in Wyoming, and is admitted to practice in the Federal District Court of Colorado and in the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Corey's father was an officer in the United States Army, and she had the privilege of living in Washington, D.C. for her formative years where she participated in many youth activities related to politics and the arts, as well as a wide range of community service activities. Corey left Washington, D.C. for Colorado State University in 1970 where she focused her studies in political science, art, and natural resource preservation. Corey's first career was in the area of real estate and new home construction. She formed American West Properties, Inc. in 1979 and specialized in commercial properties and new home construction. Corey completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Southern Colorado in Pueblo and then entered law school at the University of Wyoming. Corey and her children fell in love with Wyoming, and after she graduated they made Wyoming home.
Corey has served on several non-profit boards and is currently serving on the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Foundation Board, as well as the Board and Executive Committee for the Cougar Fund. She has been active in professional organizations and has served as the President of the Laramie County Bar Association and President of the Defense Lawyers Association of Wyoming. She has been state chairman for the Defense Research Institute, and currently is a member of the International Association of Insurance and Defense Counsel. In 2010, Corey was inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers as a Fellow and was honored to address the College on behalf of the inducted class at the March, 2010 meeting. Corey and her husband, Kent Rutledge, together have three daughters (one is an MBA working in reinsurance, one is a lawyer, and one is a doctor).
Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Litigation
U.S. District Court District of Wyoming
University of Wyoming, College of Law, Laramie, Wyoming
J.D. - 1987
University of Southern Colorado
B.S. - 1983
Honors: With Honors
Colorado State University
Laramie County Bar Association, Past President
Wyoming State Bar, Member
Defense Research Institute, Member
Defense Lawyers Association of Wyoming, President, 1993 - 1995
International Association of Defense Counsel, Member
American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow