Corey’s practice focuses on assisting families in settling their divorce, child custody, and elder law matters in the least adversarial way possible. Corey believes that families achieve the best outcomes when served in an atmosphere that emphasizes civility and respect. Her work includes representing clients in Collaborative Divorce, mediation and settlement negotiations. Corey is available to serve as a Mediator or to prepare clients for their mediation.
Corey’s legal practice has centered on assisting clients through some of the most challenging times in their lives. She is both a problem solver and a passionate advocate for her clients. Corey strives to help parents minimize the negative impacts of divorce and separation on their children. She is committed to helping clients identify their highest priorities, resolve conflict with dignity and integrity, and achieve lasting agreements with their spouse.
Corey has completed hours of training related to navigating complex family conflicts. She completed Introductory and Advanced Training in Collaborative Divorce, and received a Certificate in Mediation from Champlain College. She is a presenter on Collaborative Divorce at the Vermont Bar Association’s Mid-Year and Annual Meetings and regularly presents Divorce Options as part of an interdisciplinary team of professionals. She is an active member of Collaborative Practice Vermont, the International Association of Collaborative Professionals and My Collaborative Team.
Corey graduated in 2006 from the University of Washington School of Law, where she received the Charles Z. Smith Public Interest Student of the Year award. Corey began her law practice in Washington State, representing parents and youth in juvenile court, and later worked as an Ombudsman with the Washington State Office of the Family and Children’s Ombudsman. In 2013, Corey was thrilled to have the opportunity to return to her home state of Vermont; she practiced at Mickenberg, Dunn, Lachs & Smith, PLC and served as Hearing Officer at Woodside Juvenile Rehabilitation Center. She joined Bergeron, Paradis & Fitzpatrick, LLP in 2017, and currently resides in Essex Junction with her husband and two sons.